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What You Can Do as a Web Builder on Earth Day

One easy thing you can do for the earth is not use “AI” tools. Consider this as a programmer, web developer, web designer, copywriter, webmaster, etc. The tools include anything branded as generative AI, LLMs, computer vision tools, Copilot, ChatGPT, Bard, Grok, Dall-e, Midjourney, and so on. If you are…

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Long Alt

TL;DR: Keep your image alternative text brief, devoid of special characters, empty of URLs, and ideally in one language. Here We Go Sometimes you can have too much alternative text, particularly for an <img>. I don’t mean there is a limit to what is allowed, I mean there is a…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, html, rant, standards, usability, UX

Jakob Has Jumped the Shark

Yes, that is the bear from Jakob’s clearly spurious alternative text example and yes, that is The Fonz after jumping the shark. If you have been following the saga of Jakob Nielsen, there a few quotes I could use here: Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster (Nietzsche).…

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Tags: accessibility, rant, usability, UX

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

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

#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 CAO Hire: 8 February 2024 Talk References (Added 7 July 2024)…

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Tags: accessibility, overlay, rant, standards, UX

2.5.8: Adversarial Conformance

This post is part of RSS Club, rewarding those who still use RSS to read and/or share content. These posts are embargoed from my regular post feed and the socials for an arbitrary period of time. You can see all the RSS-only posts at AdrianRoselli.com/category/RSS. Tell your friends (to get…

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Tags: accessibility, rant, standards, WCAG

2.4.11: Adversarial Conformance

This post is part of RSS Club, rewarding those who still use RSS to read and/or share content. These posts are embargoed from my regular post feed and the socials for an arbitrary number of weeks. You can see all the RSS-only posts at AdrianRoselli.com/category/RSS. Tell your friends (to get…

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Tags: accessibility, rant, standards, WCAG

The Children Are Driving the Bus

The Vercel CEO over on the hell-site tweets: v0.dev produces the kind of production-grade code that we'd want to ship in our own @vercel products. That was the bar we set for ourselves. At the moment it can output HTML with @tailwindcss and React w/ @shadcn UI. pic.twitter.com/hWLzpmyaG2 Guillermo Rauch…

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Tags: accessibility, JavaScript, rant, social media

No, ‘AI’ Will Not Fix Accessibility

In recent years, a series of new technologies have provided better experiences and outcomes for disabled users. Collectively branded “Artificial Intelligence”, the two biggest breakthroughs have been in computer vision and large language models (LLM). The former, computer vision, allows a computer to describe an image based on extensive training…

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Tags: accessibility, rant, standards, usability

No, APG’s Support Charts Are Not ‘Can I Use’ for ARIA

TL;DR: Despite claims, APG’s support charts are not ARIA support charts and they are not analogous to Can I Use. While brand new and likely to grow, their scope is still strictly APG patterns. Why I Say This I have opinions on the ARIA Authoring Practices Guide (APG). I am…

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Tags: accessibility, ARIA, rant, standards