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Øredev 2023: WCAGmire

Download a 5.3MB 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, slides, standards, W3C, WCAG

Obligatory WCAG 2.2 Launch Post

It seems everybody who dabbles in digital accessibility is blogging about WCAG 2.2 now that it finally went live. This is my obligatory post, but I am not promoting it because there is already so much noise and much of the content is regurgitated. If you are not aware, WCAG…

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Tags: accessibility, standards, W3C, WAI, WCAG

Paris Web 2023: WCAGmire

Download a 5.3MB tagged PDF of my slides or try the embedded view if your browser displays PDF inline. I was invited to the 2023 edition of Paris Web as one of two presenters speaking solely English. I did my best to script my talk to hopefully make it easier…

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Tags: accessibility, slides, standards, W3C, WCAG

Browser Video Players Review

Browsers each provide built-in video players for the <video> element. Nearly four years ago Scott Vinkle wrote How accessible is the HTML video player?, where he compared these to one video player product. I decided it was time to test for myself. I structured my test and reporting a bit…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, Chrome, Firefox, html, mobile, Safari, standards, W3C, whatwg

Blockquotes in Screen Readers

TL;DR: This post does not assert the correct way to code blockquotes, it will only demonstrate how screen readers announce some existing patterns. Test Details The first four examples are lifted from WHATWG HTML’s <blockquote> entry. The next three are from W3C HTML’s 2019 <blockquote> guidance (the W3C HTML spec…

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

The 411 on 4.1.1

There is a non-zero chance that WCAG Success Criterion 4.1.1 Parsing will go away in WCAG 2.2. This isn’t a problem for users, regardless of the problems it may pose for the WCAG process, ACT rules, automated testing tools, or ossified testing processes. The joke here is using an antique…

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

‘Accessibility at the Edge’ W3C CG Is an Overlay Smoke Screen

Another post where I lay it all out in the title. What follows is why I am making this assertion (with a handy table of contents). Timeline 26 May 2022 at 10:58am ET 26 May 2022 at 7:56pm ET 27 May 2022 at 7:38pm ET 28 May 2022 at 5:04pm…

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Tags: overlay, W3C

Gutenberg Accessibility Costs WordPress the W3C Work

This is a slightly extended version of my Twitter thread. As the W3C has embarked on a full web property rebuild, its vendor (Studio24) indirectly announced earlier this month that it had dropped WordPress from consideration as a CMS. WPTavern took issue with this yesterday, and Studio24 responded today, (politely)…

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Tags: accessibility, standards, W3C, WordPress

What’s New in WCAG 2.2

WCAG 2.2 is live. Read the W3C’s What’s New in WCAG 2.2 to know what from this wildly outdated post made it into the final spec. The latest (and probably last) WCAG version 2 point release is in draft and the W3C is asking for comments and feedback by 18…

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Tags: accessibility, standards, W3C, WAI, WCAG

W3C Turns 25, I Make it about Me

In 1994 the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) formed to help wrangle the web into a standards-based platform. The W3C has persisted and created piles of material for web developers. Pulling from its anniversary post: Some of the Web Consortium’s most important contributions to the Web include: Hundreds of open…

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Tags: standards, W3C

Target Size and 2.5.5

TL;DR: Regardless of what accessibility conformance level you target, try to ensure that interactive controls are at least 44 by 44 pixels in size. Links in blocks of text are exempt. Overview In real life there is typically both a visual and tactile component to an interface. You have to…

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Tags: accessibility, standards, usability, UX, W3C, WAI, WCAG

Web Turns 30, Seems Popular

The world wide web has officially lasted 30 consecutive years, which means it’s catching up to its parent, the Internet, which itself is bearing down on 50. That’s an important distinction. The Internet is not the web; it is the foundation on which the web was born. In honor of…

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Tags: browser, html, internet, W3C