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Prototyping Accessibility — WordCamp Europe 2018

WordCamp Europe has wrapped up in Belgrade. I presented a (not quite) three hour workshop on accessibility, specifically designed to be computer-free. I may have re-used a few slides from my presentation at last year’s WordCamp, but overall this is new material with some WCAG 2.1 references thrown in for…

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What’s New in WCAG 2.1

I field questions pretty regularly about what is coming in WCAG 2.1. I have offered links to the spec, pointers to W3C mailing list email, references to other posts (most recently David MacDonald’s post that looks at the same version as this post), but have avoided gathering them in one…

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Tags: accessibility, standards, W3C, WAI, WCAG

My Slides from Abstractions

Slides from my talk at Abstractions, Fringe Accessibility. Note: Below are the animated images that were in my slides but which did not survive in the transition to SlideShare. They are all quite large and will take time to load. If you want to save on your data plan, hit…

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My Slides for Create Upstate 2016

The slides are embedded here for all to enjoy (or you can view the slides at SlideShare), whether or not you attended my workshop. Note that you can probably ignore the slides about exercises as I am not going to come around and review them with you.

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Tags: accessibility, ARIA, css, html, slides, speaking, usability, UX, WAI, WCAG

Speaking at Guelph Accessibility Conference 2016

This May I will be speaking at the Guelph Accessibility Conference. It will be held Monday and Tuesday, May 30 and 31, 2016 on the University of Guelph campus. The theme of this year’s event is In Letter and Spirit: Realizing the Vision of the AODA. There is also a…

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Speaking at WordCamp Buffalo 2016

On Saturday, April 30 I have the pleasure of once again speaking at WordCamp Buffalo. It’s one of the few conferences for which I don’t need to drive very far, take any flights, nor cross any international borders. That’s not the only selling point, of course. It’s always a day…

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Slides from “Selfish Accessibility” at Google

Or view the slides directly at SlideShare The kind folks at Google made a video of my talk and posted it to YouTube. I’ve also embedded it below: I was treated to lunch at a few of the cafes and cafeterias around the office, including a food truck parked on…

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

Speaking at Accessibility Camp Toronto 2015

I am excited to say that I will be speaking at Accessibility Camp Toronto again this year. It probably goes without saying that I’ll be speaking on accessibility. If you’re free Saturday, October 17 from 9am until 5pm (or any time within that block), and any slots open up, then…

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My Slides from Accessibility Camp NYC

If the embedded slides are not working, you can get to them directly at SlideShare. There is also a video of my talk (and all the other talks) available, or you can watch it below: Errata Note that I adjusted slide 89 before I posted it to SlideShare, thanks to…

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Use Only One <main> on a Page

That’s it. That’s the meat of the post. The title covers it all. You don’t need to read any further. You are, of course, welcome to continue since I spent all this time writing it. Definition For those who aren’t familiar with <main>, the element is intended to be a…

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Tags: accessibility, ARIA, html, usability, UX, W3C, WAI, whatwg

Use On-Page Image Descriptions

I feel I need to manage your expectation that this post is mostly about the longdesc attribute, that I voted for bringing it from HTML4 into HTML5, and that I know this is a polarizing topic among, well, anyone who has an opinion on it. Now for the TL;DR: based…

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Where to Put Your Search Role

I really spent far too much time re-thinking that title. Please note that the HTML, ARIA, and WCAG specifications are changing, as well as the HTML validator. Please see the update below to get the latest as of December 16, 2015. If you have a search form on your site…

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Search icon Used in the search form as a button. Search icon Used in the search form as a button. Information icon Lower-case 'i' in a circle. Checkmark icon Symbol showing a checkmark. Alert icon Exclamation mark within a triangle.