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Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2018

This year for Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) I opted to follow my lead from last year and tweet a series of links to articles I have written. This time I limited it to articles I have written since the last GAAD. Just like last year, I am making it…

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

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: 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, usability, UX, WCAG

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, usability, UX

GitHub Contributions Chart

Perhaps a testament to how little I might value GitHub contributions. GitHub profile pages are, to many, the de facto place to quickly judge the value of a developer. The contributions chart is an at-a-glance visual indicator of that value. I disagree completely with the notion of the chart (or…

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Tags: accessibility, css, html, mobile, standards, usability, UX

Improving Your Tweet Accessibility

Twitter persists. Even if you have moved to Mastodon, Twitter will persist. As such, we need to continue to ensure it is accessible to all users. This post gathers some tips you can and should use. Image Alternative Text The last few days have seen more and more folks who…

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Tags: accessibility, social media, Twitter, usability, UX

Tweaking Text Level Styles

This post is building on the post Short note on making your mark (more accessible) by Steve Faulkner at the Paciello Group blog. In that post, Steve answers a very specific question about the <mark> and making it more accessible for screen readers. I saw some follow-up questions on the…

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

Slides: Inclusive Usability Testing — a11yTOCamp

I have uploaded my slides from a11yTOCamp to SlideShare. If the embed below does not work, visit them directly. There were a lot of great talks yesterday, though I only tweeted from a couple of them (and skipped one altogether). Watching

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Tags: accessibility, internet, slides, usability, UX

Slides from Girl Develop It Buffalo

I gave a brief presentation to Girl Develop It (the Buffalo Chapter) tonight. The slides are at SlideShare and embedded below.

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Tags: accessibility, slides, speaking, standards, usability, UX

Feature Request for Firefox Grid Inspector: Source Order

This post is both a feature request and an opportunity to share my thoughts in a format I find easier to use than a Bugzilla report. And Jen Simmons said I could do it as a blog post. So there. Firefox Grid Inspector I am a big fan of the…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, css, Firefox, usability, WCAG

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