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Layout as a Clue to Semantics

Related Other posts in this accidental series: Display: Contents Is Not a CSS Reset Tables, JSON, CSS, ARIA, RWD, TLAs… Tables, CSS Display Properties, and ARIA A Responsive Accessible Table Hey, It’s Still OK to Use Tables I did not mean to write a series on tables. It’s not a…

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Tags: accessibility, ARIA, browser, css, html, standards, tables

Portland UX: Fringe Accessibility

About an hour ago I wrapped up my talk to Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup. I have posted the slides to SlideShare and embedded them below. I understand there may be a transcript available later. When I know, I will link it.

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Tags: accessibility, ARIA, browser, css, html, slides

WordCamp Buffalo: CSS Display Properties versus HTML Semantics

I got to roll out a brand new talk today, and WordCamp Buffalo attendees were kind enough to patiently sit through it. As promised I have posted the slides and embedded them below. If the embed is a problem, you can view them at SlideShare. Videos I embedded the videos…

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Tags: accessibility, ARIA, browser, css, html, slides, standards

Display: Contents Is Not a CSS Reset

CSS resets are a collection of CSS styles that undo the default browser styling of many or most HTML elements. Recently I have seen cases of developers using display: contents on lists and headings to remove the margins and padding, and generally to visually do what a CSS reset might…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, Chrome, css, Firefox, Safari, standards, tables

Accessible Memes Can Be Done

By now most of you have seen that four panel American Chopper meme. For those who cannot see, it whisked across Twitter as yet another undescribed image in a sea of inaccessible memes. Heck, for those of us whose data plan crapped out, it was just a missing block in…

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Tags: accessibility, usability, UX

Slides: Mind Your Lang at London Web Standards

Tonight I had the pleasure of returning to London Web Standards to speak (I was there last April). I presented a deep dive into the lang attribute, a topic for which developers have been begging for a deep dive. Or not. Anyway, the slides as promised (or view the slides…

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Tags: accessibility, html, slides, speaking, standards

Slides: Inclusive Usability Testing — WordCamp London

I came back to London to speak at WordCamp London, and as before it did not disappoint (I spoke last year). The crowd is great, the WordPress core folks who put up with me are gracious, and the accommodations from the organizers are ace. If the embed is wonky or…

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Tags: accessibility, slides, speaking, usability, UX

Does My Site Deserve Recognition?

If you have spent time reading my stuff, you may know that I get wound up when web sites that are demonstrably bad for users get recognition from pundits, awards sites, web dev outlets, industry shows, the media in general, or anyone really. I am not the only one to…

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Tags: accessibility, standards, usability, UX

Tables, JSON, CSS, ARIA, RWD, TLAs…

Yeah. Another one. Let’s recap: In 2012 I asked that we get back to using HTML tables for tabular data in my post It’s OK to Use Tables, In November I argued that we need to avoid ARIA grid patterns for tables in Hey, It’s Still OK to Use Tables,…

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Tags: accessibility, html, JavaScript, mobile, tables, usability, UX, WCAG

SVG Filtering for Windows High Contrast Mode

Two nearly back-to-back tweets this weekend reminded me that you can use CSS filters to mess with the colors of SVGs: Solved With CSS! Colorizing SVG Backgrounds at CSS-Tricks (tweet from Chris Coyier); Filter at MDN Web Docs (tweet from MDN). Generally this technique is not something you would consider…

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Tags: accessibility, css, Edge

CSUN 2018: Everything I Know About Accessibility I Learned from Stack Overflow

I would like to note that my audience was so riled up from my talk, that two guys flipped a table. It was awesome. Or view the slides on Slide Share. Related Links Stack Overflow Developer Survey Results 2018 — Disability Status Bookmarklet to add link underlines to Stack Overflow…

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Tags: accessibility, css, html, slides, speaking

Tables, CSS Display Properties, and ARIA

This post has two separate but related things going on. One is an example of one of my responsive tables with ARIA added, and the other is the Twitter conversation that started this along with some generalized responses. Responsive Table with Semantics Retained by ARIA The Tweet What You Can…

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Tags: accessibility, ARIA, css, html, standards, tables, usability, UX

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