Wrapping up the 24 Accessibility series for 2017, Ray Campbell shares what you need to know in order to work professionally in the accessibility space and encourages digital professionals to consider the accessibility space as a career choice.
In today’s article, Dennis Deacon returns with a recent experience with the timely act of redeeming a gift card, and the impact that accessibility plays into gift giving.
The title attribute gets a lot of flack. And largely the disdain towards the attribute is quite justified. In June of 1993, twenty-four and a half years ago, title was proposed as part of the HTML 1.2 draft. It is primarily displayed as a native tooltip in desktop browsers, and revealed when a user mouse […]
In today’s article, Beth Raduenzel covers the official guidance on color contrast from WCAG, then goes over and beyond to cover aspects that truly consider the usability of situations where color contrast is important.
In today’s article, Scott Vinkle asks developers, when creating or maintaining an existing React app, do you wonder about how to make sure the code you write helps to ensure an accessible user interface? There’s a tool to help developers write more accessible code, and it comes pre-packaged with React.
In today’s article, Paul J Adam demonstrates how to use automated and manual accessibility testing tools on desktop and mobile websites, covering five tools, the pros and cons of each tool, and describe the best features of each tool.
In today’s article, Job van Achterberg tells the story of how he created and grew an accessibility meetup, and how he encourages others to develop meet ups in their locales. And it all started with some whisky.
In today’s article, Eric Bailey describes the cloud-based option offered by Amazon AWS for developers to create powerful virtual computers in the cloud that are easy to access, but difficult to initially set up. Eric provides the setup steps, and offers a gift to help.
In today’s article, Alaina Wiens shares her thoughts on her advocacy in accessibility, and how she reminds herself that accessibility is a pursuit, a philosophy and is no longer going to worry about where to start because making the web truly accessible is about refusing to stop.
In today’s article, Donna Maddox shares her view on web accessibility as a developer in a corporate environment, and how not to beat yourself up to meet the expectation of a miracle worker.
In today’s article, Dennis Lembrée provides a brief history of web icons, the pros & cons of several development solutions, and the impact to accessibility on each via a case study featuring the web app Easy Chirp.
In today’s article, Marcy Sutton explains that while automated tests for accessibility are no substitute for regular manual testing and testing with actual users, they can help free up your team a bit while communicating code quality to members of your team and potentially prevent regressions from deploying to production.
In today’s article, Glenda Sims discusses the new version of the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) that is scheduled to fill known gaps in the present version and explains how you can get involved with the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).
In today’s article, Lainey Feingold illustrates how the law can help make accessibility an integral way of doing business and how it is so much more than a legal obligation.
In today’s article, Dominic Berry presents accessibility from an unlikely industry, and how to get the word out that accessibility makes usability better.
In today’s article, Dennis Deacon shares the story of his journey into accessibility and the life-changing moments that altered his professional career in a positive way.
In today’s article, Tim Wright discusses the impact that preventing text resizing on your sites has on mobile commuters and how small touches and looking at a problem a little differently can often be the difference between users returning and not coming back.
In today’s article, Sean Massa and Melanie Sumner illustrate some core best practices that developers can take to make their work more accessible, test your code while developing, and some support resources.
In today’s article, Denis Boudreau gives us a prospective sense of where we’re headed with Artificial intelligence (AI), and what this means for accessibility and inclusion of people with disabilities in the digital space.
Sometimes, components of your user interface will communicate information in a visual manner for which a programmatic or text equivalent may not be available. In these situations, you have to come up with a way to provide the same information to users of screen readers in order to provide an equivalent experience. This article will […]
In today’s post, Melanie Myers shares her journey into accessibility and the misconceptions she uncovered that trip up many new to this digital focus.
In today’s article, Scott O’Hara tells the classic tale of developers not aware of accessibility and how user testing with a person with disabilities highlights the classic errors made, and the revelations experienced just before project launch.
Today, Allen West shares experiences from a user’s perspective on the inclusive web, illustrating the fluctuating level of accessibility and the challenges that he faces, highlighting the varying priority that accessibility has today.
In our first article of the 24 Accessibility series, Carie Fisher discusses approaching our digital work with an “Accessibility First” mindset and taking the next step in ensuring inclusive design principles are considered during the development process.