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#UserWay Will Get You Sued

Disclaimer: This post and the headline is my opinion. I provide verifiable facts throughout to inform that opinion. I say this because French overlay vendor FACIL’iti has filed at least two frivolous lawsuits, and given overlay vendors tend to follow the same business practices, it is reasonable to assume UserWay…

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Tags: accessibility, overlay, rant, standards, UX

13 Letters Podcast

Not an April Fool gag. I was invited to the 13 Letters podcast to discuss the world of accessibility overlays. The title of the episode makes it pretty clear: Adrian and the Overlays We recorded it mid-January, or before the Vice (People With Disabilities Say This AI Tool Is Making…

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Tags: accessibility, overlay, speaking

Free Feedback for #accessiBe

On Friday, 12 February, at the request of Chancey Fleet I joined a call accessiBe set up with her. I have made it a point to only engage accessiBe publicly and with publicly available information, declining invitations from accessiBe in the past. Michael Hingson, formerly of Aira, had recently joined…

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Tags: accessibility, overlay, standards, UX

Sub-$1,000 Web Accessibility Solution

If someone approaches you claiming they can make your web site WCAG compliant for just $1,000, they are lying to you. Granted, you may have a one-page site where the only problem is some contrast, in which case sure, $1,000 might be more than enough. Adapted from “Cape Fear Discount…

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Tags: accessibility, overlay

#accessiBe Will Get You Sued

Disclaimer: This post and the headline is my opinion. I provide facts throughout to inform that opinion. I say this because accessiBe managed to get $40 million in two rounds of funding from K1 Capital and I am guessing some of that money will be allocated to attorney fees. I…

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Tags: accessibility, overlay, rant, standards, UX

Don’t Re-Create Browser Features

There has been some discussion lately around, of all things, text resizing widgets on web sites. It was kicked off by a post from Jeffrey Zeldman suggesting that perhaps it is time to bring them back. Even mighty responsive design benefits from offering a choice of font sizes—because there are…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, design, fonts, overlay, usability, UX

Be Wary of Accessibility Guarantees from Vendors

In my ~20 years of responding to RFPs/RFQs, once organizations started to realize the value of accessibility (or fear of lawsuits), I saw more and more requests include a note on accessibility. In most cases this was just a single line item among many, often with nothing more than a…

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Tags: accessibility, overlay, usability, UX

Be Wary of Add-on Accessibility

I update this post regularly, but on June 30, 2020 I wrote #accessiBe Will Get You Sued, where I demonstrate that accessiBe’s product generates more testable errors and creates a worse experience. I also document paid news stories, deleting critical comments, and its efforts to undermine WAVE. There is an…

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Tags: accessibility, overlay, standards, usability, UX, WCAG