Automated infinite scrolling is a popular web design technique even though it creates difficult accessibility problems for keyboard users.
Posts written by Derek Featherstone, Author at Simply Accessible
Hoping to increase awareness for accessibility, I posted this note over on FaceBook—to try and reach out to a different audience than the technology industry.
If you’re not considering content strategy, creation, and writing an essential part of web accessibility, you’re failing.
Hiding URLs in the browser is like hiding anything. For accessibility, things are usually best left out in the open.
There’s an emotional aspect to accessibility that makes it difficult to determine exactly how we should design for a particular persona.
With HTML5 came the great and mighty data- attribute. There was much rejoicing and application of data- attributes with much fervour and pride. Yet it is often used when it shouldn’t be: when a much simpler solution exists.
In the physical world, it is nearly impossible to make a fixed object accessible to everyone. In the connected world of the Internet of Things, digital brings us accessibility where the physical can’t.
Infographics are growing in popularity, but they are often criticized for the accessibility challenges they create. Here’s an infographic that was very surprising when it comes to accessibility, and we felt it should be celebrated and shared as a positive—a small thing, done well.
I couldn’t put my finger on what was missing in our work until these three things happened all at once: we dove deep into the process of redesigning our web site and brand identity, reviewed 2013 successes and failures, and started planning for 2014. Doing all of that work forced us to ask questions about who we are and what we believe in.
Good alt text is seen as critical for people that use screen readers. But it doesn’t stop there. We need to consider the effect of alt text on people that also rely on good, accurate alt text: people that use voice recognition software. Learn more in this instalment of the Best Practice of the Week (BPOW).