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My WebAIM 10th SR User Survey Takeaways

A rambling collection of thoughts from reading through the WebAIM Screen Reader User Survey #10 Results. Most of this was in a Masto thread, but I opted to post it here so I can laugh at myself later. Disability This opening nugget is important for understanding some of my commentary:…

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Tags: accessibility, rant, usability, UX

ARIA `note`

Trying Markdown code indicators in my post title, not because I want it to convert, but because I am curious if people will ping me to tell me it broke their RSS readers. Oh, and so it converts to code when pasted into your GitHub issues. ARIA note Role A…

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Tags: accessibility, ARIA, standards

Don’t Disable Form Controls

Just another usability and accessibility pro telling authors not to do the thing they continue to do. It’s Ok to Disable Buttons There are plenty of cases where you want to disable a button until a user takes a conscious action to enable it, such as when launching nuclear missiles.…

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Tags: accessibility, pattern, rant, usability, UX

Under-supported and Underpaid

This was a thread over on Mastodon and it did some numbers (such as zero), but not everyone is over there and I felt like I might reference this again later. Now it is a post (slightly expanded in parts to reduce ambiguity). This image was generated by Midjourney using…

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Tags: accessibility, rant, standards

Using abbr Element with title Attribute

How the <abbr> element is defined and exposed, along with the title attribute: § 4.5.9 The abbr element from WHATWG. ARIA in HTML entry on <abbr> notes it has no implicit role and naming is prohibited. Which is probably why Core Accessibility API Mappings 1.2 does not list it. HTML…

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Tags: accessibility, html, standards

Embed Slides, YouTube Videos, and More

There are plenty of use cases for embedding third-party content on a site, as well as local content that may not be in HTML. Perhaps you gave a talk and want to share your slides. Sometimes you want to reference a video that exists only on YouTube. Maybe you have…

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Tags: html, pattern, usability, UX

#AudioEye Has Dropped Its Suit Against Me

AudioEye has dropped its lawsuit against me as part of a settlement agreement. The specific legal details are at the end of this post. Index for this post: Joint Statement Impact, Abridged SLAPP Everybody Lost Legal Details Wrap-up Related Update: 8 February 2024 Joint Statement The Parties are AudioEye and…

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Tags: accessibility, overlay, rant, standards, UX

AD Support in HTML Video

This post supplements Browser Video Players Review. There I wade into the de facto accessibility of the <video> element based on the default video players provided by browsers. The results of my testing here update the tables in that post. One of the primary challenges of using the browsers’ default…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, css, html, mobile, standards, usability, W3C, whatwg

Baseline Does Not Really Cover Baseline Support

Yeah, that’s not exactly a helpful title. The relatively new Web Platform Baseline offering does not track browser support for accessibility features built into the web platform. If you need to understand whether browsers support accessibility features as your own base level set of requirements, for legal or other compliance…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, Chrome, Firefox, Google, html, Safari, standards

Media Queries in HTML Video

Before you get too far into this post, maybe read Browser Video Players Review. There I wade into the accessibility of the <video> element based on the video players browsers provide. Then maybe read Scott Jehl’s How to Use Responsive HTML Video (…and Audio!). I am leaning on support in…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, css, html, mobile, standards, usability, W3C, whatwg

Web Development Advent Calendars for 2023

Generated by Midjourney using the prompt “a Pagan advent calendar for Christmas, made of natural wood.” It seemed more appropriate for the season than the neon synthwave version (which I want to hire someone to make). Web developers around the world have for years given a nod to Saturnalia solstice…

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Tags: accessibility, css, design, html, internet, standards, UX

Øredev 2023: Under-Engineered Patterns

Download a 2.6MB tagged PDF of my slides or try the embedded view if your browser displays PDF inline. I was invited Malmö, Sweden to present two talks at Øredev. Well, they asked me to do one but then suggested that hey, since I’m already there and stuff, how about…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, css, html, slides, speaking, usability