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Accessibility Camp Toronto Slides: Selfish Accessibility

I’ve updated this post to include the video from the live stream, some links, and a few photos. Selfish Accessibility: a11y Camp Toronto 2014 Video There was a live stream throughout the day, which was broken into a morning video and afternoon video. I’ve embedded the morning stream because it…

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Tags: accessibility, ARIA, html, slides, speaking, W3C, WAI, WCAG

WordCamp Buffalo Slides: Selfish Accessibility

The Buffalo WordCamp shirt was again printed by You and Who (whose logo is visible where the tag would be), which means that 1,600 meals were donated (one for each shirt) to those in need. I think every WordCamp should do this. (related tweet) Buffalo WordCamp has just wrapped up…

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

Speaking at UX Singapore 2014

By far the farthest-from-home of my speaking engagements to date, I’m thrilled to be speaking at UXSG (User Experience Singapore). Having attended its sister event, UX Hong Kong (UXHK), last year I can say that I am excited not just to speak but to hear from all the other great…

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Tags: accessibility, ARIA, speaking, standards, WAI, WCAG

Speaking at Accessibility Camp Toronto 2014

I am excited to say that I will be speaking at Accessibility Camp Toronto in late September. It probably goes without saying that I’ll be speaking on accessibility. Given Toronto’s proximity to my home town of Buffalo, and the fact that I used to wander up to Toronto about once…

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Tags: accessibility, ARIA, speaking, standards, WAI, WCAG

Speaking at WordCamp Buffalo 2014

On Saturday, September 13, I will have the pleasure of speaking at WordCamp Buffalo for its (and my) third year. Based on the speaker line-up there will be plenty of great topics, so I look forward to being an attendee as well. If you are new to WordCamp Buffalo, a…

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Tags: accessibility, ARIA, speaking, standards, WAI, WCAG

Keep the Focus Outline

This animated GIF is a screen capture of cycling through every interactive element (mostly links) on the page using just the tab key. You’ll note that in all but one case, the only indication of any change is in the lower left in the browser’s status bar where it shows…

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Tags: accessibility, css, design, law, rant, standards, usability, UX, WAI, WCAG

Accessible Bootstrap Frameworks

This post originally appeared on the Algonquin Studios blog. If you work much with accessibility, then you might consider the title of this post to be an oxymoron, a self-contradicting mess. Frankly, I tend to agree. Barring a compelling use case, I never start a project with Bootstrap and I…

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Tags: accessibility, css, html, JavaScript, mobile, standards, usability, UX, WAI, WCAG

Accessibility Regulation Confusion from U.S. Government

There has been some activity lately from the U.S. federal government related to accessibility requirements for web sites. Unfortunately, that activity is sending a mixed message to many burdened with making a case for accessibility compliance in the private sector. Good News The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) made news…

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Tags: accessibility, law, rant, standards, W3C, WAI, WCAG

HTML5 Developer Conference Slides: Selfish Accessibility

Today I had the pleasure of speaking at the HTML5 Developer Conference in lovely San Francisco. I presented on accessibility and how it relates to you as a current and future user with my presentation Selfish Accessibility. The full abstract: We can all pretend that we’re helping others by making…

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

Image alt Exception Change Re-Re-Re-Requested

This post is an unexpected follow-up to my post Image alt Exception Change Re-Re-Requested (note one fewer “re-”) from June 2012. Back then, some had called into question the need for alt attributes to be required and ubiquitous on all img tags. Well, guess what — alt is back under…

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Tags: accessibility, ARIA, html, standards, W3C, WAI, WCAG

ARIA Tabs

Last week I spent my Friday afternoon trying to get my head around how to apply ARIA properly to a tabbed interface. I even got so far as to map it out on my whiteboard and snap a photo so I could mull it over during the weekend. And then…

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Tags: accessibility, ARIA, css, html, JavaScript, standards, W3C, WAI

Still Guessing on Accessibility

I have no illusions that accessibility on the web can be tricky. It’s primarily tricky because of the way developers choose to implement it. Web Axe nicely sums it up: Most people don’t realize that the web IS accessible. The problem is that designers and developers break it.— Web Axe…

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Tags: accessibility, html, rant, standards, W3C, WAI, WCAG

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