Android has a number of accessibility features that are directly affected by how you design and build your website or application. These include: Talkback – a screen reader that uses spoken feedback to describe your actions and to tell you about alerts and notifications on screen Switch Access – enables you to control your device […]
Typically designers and web developers divide web pages into macro content areas (let’s call them regions). Doing an image search for typical web page returns lots of examples of diagrammatic representations of web pages with similar regions delineated:
The other day, in relation to a github comment, I was asked by my friend Mike[tm]Smith “Can alt have line breaks in it or does that do weird things to assistive technologies like screen readers?”. I did some quick testing. What I found was that line breaks in alt attribute text, has a few suboptimal effects, […]
When you check a HTML document, using the W3C HTML conformance checker, to find out whether its code conforms to the rules defined in the HTML specification (and other referenced specifications). It’s useful to understand what the output means.
There are many ways to communicate about accessible web development practices; mailing lists, forums, IRC, articles, twitter, slack and gitter etc. Each has it’s pros and cons. I have been frequenting an A11y Slack (get an invite) of late. I have found it a good place to mix it up with accessibility folk and web […]