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Speaking at ACE! Conference in Krakow

I’ll be spending much of March bringing my shining personality to Europe, partially in the form of speaking engagements. The first one I can announce is the sixth annual ACE! Conference in Krakow Poland on March 16 and 17. Somewhere within that two day conference I’ll be talking about accessibility.…

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

Don’t Tweet Pictures of Text

Good point @harper. pic.twitter.com/27tCMoDaGI— Jeremy Scheuch (@jeremyscheuch) December 8, 2014 Earlier this week M.G. Siegler posted Hacking the Tweet Stream at Medium, where he describes the trend of posting images of text to do an end-run around Twitter’s character limits. His post quickly changes from descriptive to prescriptive, advocating for…

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Tags: accessibility, Twitter, usability, UX

ReCAPTCHA Reboot

If you’ve got any stake in the wonderful world of spam bots, then you’ve probably heard about Google’s CAPTCHA update, the No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA. Essentially a user need only check a box and Google’s ground-up pixie dust automagically knows whether or not to believe you. A video overview of the…

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Tags: accessibility, usability, UX

Web Development Advent Calendars for 2014

For a few years now web developers around the world have celebrated Saturnalia Christmas with advent calendars covering topics related to the web. Some come and go, but you’ll probably recognize a few regulars on this list. I may have missed some, so please pass them along if you know…

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Tags: accessibility, css, design, fonts, html, internet, mobile, standards, usability, UX

Don’t Use Tabindex Greater than 0

Animated GIF showing the tab order on a page using the default Re-CAPTCHA, which sets a tabindex, forcing a keyboard user through six tab-stops to get to the Skip to content link. Tabindex had the potential to be a useful attribute. A developer could set the order in which focus…

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Tags: accessibility, html, standards, usability, UX, W3C

NAGW Slides: Responsive Web Design Primer

I just finished a webinar for the National Association of Government Web Professionals where I provided an overview of responsive design. I always struggle when I cannot see the audience, but as always my ego carries me through to the end. The slides are embedded here for any and all…

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Tags: analytics, css, design, html, mobile, slides, speaking, usability, UX

CDC Ebola Response on Twitter Excludes Blind

This is one of the images tweeted by the CDC. The text contrast is 4.53:1, so it barely passes for large text. At this scaled-down size, however, the question text would fail a contrast test for accessibility. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is (or at…

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Tags: accessibility, rant, social media, standards, Twitter, usability, UX

UX Singapore Slides: Selfish Accessibility

Photo of me speaking, fighting the sun, provided by Camilla Choo. Original photo on Twitter. In a departure from the other times I have given this talk, I gutted all the slides with code samples as well as the slides on testing (although I did keep them handy and use…

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Tags: accessibility, design, slides, speaking, standards, usability, UX, WAI, WCAG

One-man Focus Group for Twitter’s Timeline Changes

TL;DR: Twitter is showing tweets in your timeline that people you follow have favorited or just from those they follow. Way below I outline how I have been reacting. Much has been said of Twitter’s recent change to start putting more than just promoted tweets into users’ timelines (such as…

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Tags: rant, social media, Twitter, UX

Printing from Mobile Has Improved

With more and more people relying on a mobile device as their primary computing platform, it stands to reason that more and more mobile users may want to print web page content — whether directly to a printer or as a PDF for later use (or display as in the…

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Tags: mobile, print, standards, usability, UX

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