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A Responsive Accessible Table

Painfully slow demonstration of the example table resizing and different media queries kicking in. After writing (again) that it is ok to use tables, and after providing quick examples of responsive tables, I received questions about why I used some of the code I did. I am going to attempt…

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

Hey, It’s Still OK to Use Tables

Baby Boomerangutuang, one of the Tick’s students. He was just shouting It’s OK to play with dolls! Consider this post to be the sequel to my 2012 post It’s OK to Use Tables. Here I will go into bit more detail based on the state of accessible efforts I see…

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

Don’t Use ARIA Menu Roles for Site Nav

Once again, the advice is in the title of the post. But I will ramble anyway since you scrolled this far. First run with the advice, and then review some background on ARIA and how navigation and menu items are defined. This way you can tap out quickly when it…

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Tags: accessibility, ARIA, html, standards, usability

Avoid Emoji as Class Names

The title of this post is not broad enough. Avoid emoji as any identifier, whether as strings in your script, IDs on your elements, classes for your CSS, and so on. As soon as you start using emoji, you are blocking some users from being able to understand or use…

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Tags: accessibility, css, standards, usability

Inaccessible YouTube Embeds

Most of us in the accessibility biz (do we call it that? I think we call it that…) already know that YouTube’s default embed code is problematic. Specifically, the fact that the <iframe> does not have a title attribute is an automatic WCAG 2.0 AA failure. The Existing title Issue…

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Tags: accessibility, ARIA, html, standards, usability, UX, YouTube

First Reactions to Gutenberg

A big reveal at WordCamp Europe was Gutenberg, an inline WYSIWYG editor for WordPress. While I had first seen it at WordCamp London, it was not a public project yet. As of WordCamp Europe, it is now in open beta with a plug-in available for testing. I am not involved…

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Tags: accessibility, usability, UX, WordPress

Slides from WordCamp Europe

There is a lot going on in this post. Between embedded slides, video, external Twitter scripts, and animated GIFs, this page will kill your data plan. You may want to hit the browser Stop button if you have a data cap. If the embed above is not working (or is…

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Tags: accessibility, css, html, slides, speaking, standards, usability, UX, WCAG

Inclusive User Testing — Guelph Accessibility Conference

Embedded below are my slides from the Guelph Accessibility Conference. If the embed is a hassle for you, you can view the slides directly on SlideShare. About the Photos Slide 4 is a photo from the Save the Dream and Sasol joint National Sport Day in Qatar. Normally I am…

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Tags: accessibility, slides, usability, UX

Under-Engineered Custom Radio Buttons and Checkboxen

I keep seeing overly-complex controls with additional elements as style hooks, scripting to make up for non-semantic replacements, images that need to be downloaded, and so on. This is silly. Here are some really simple styles to make radio buttons and checkboxes look unlike native controls (which seems to be…

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Tags: accessibility, css, html, usability, UX

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2017

This year for Global Accessibility Awareness Day I opted to follow my lead from last year and tweet a series of links to articles I have written. Unlike last year, I am making it into a post so I can share it more easily. Below are fifteen tweets with two…

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Tags: accessibility, usability, UX

Slides from MinneWebCon

Kicking off #MinneWebCon, which is also its tenth anniversary. Cool. @MinneWebCon pic.twitter.com/CNxhK47Puv— Adrian Roselli 🗯 (@aardrian) May 1, 2017 I promised to share the slides, so here they are. If the embed is a problem you can go the slides directly on SlideShare. Tweets I feel like Marc really gets…

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Tags: accessibility, ARIA, html, slides, speaking, standards, usability, W3C, WCAG

Speaking at WordCamp Europe

First group of #WCEU speakers — Yoav Farhi, Rian Rietveld, Adrian Roselli, Pirate Dunbar, and Julka Grodel. Read the full release from which I stole this image. In June I will be in Paris, France speaking at WordCamp Europe. It looks like I will also be wrangled into the contributor…

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Tags: accessibility, speaking, standards, usability, UX

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