Windows High Contrast Mode: the limited utility of -ms-high-contrast

Internet Explorer and Edge have a vendor-prefixed -ms-high-contrast media feature which allows developers to detect if the user is currently in Windows High Contrast Mode, and to apply specific additional style rules in that situation. The media feature supports three values that can be tested: active, black-on-white and white-on-black. While on the face this feature […]

Learning by involving people with disabilities in user research

Posted on Monday, 12 December 2016 by David Sloan

One of the most exciting things about 2016 has been the growth in number of user-research projects that we’ve worked on with our clients. User research is about discovering and defining problems as early as possible, and figuring out how best to address them through design and development. In contrast, an accessibility audit involves us […]

Blue Beanie Day 2016

Posted on Wednesday, 30 November 2016 by Léonie Watson

Today is Blue Beanie Day, and at TPG we’ve put on our blue hats to show our commitment to web standards and a web for everyone. We believe web standards are our best hope for a web that is open, progressive and accessible, and we encourage designers and developers to take pride in creating technologies […]

Northern UX – The velvet rope, slides and video

Posted on Wednesday, 16 November 2016 by Henny Swan

Probably a highlight of conference talks this year was giving the closing keynote at Northern UX in Manchester, UK. I spoke about ‘The velvet rope’ — being tantalizingly close to accessing a website or application but somehow barred entry. As the synopsis for the talk says: There is little use in compliance with accessibility standards […]

You Can’t Start a Fire Without a Spark — My Slides from A11yTO

Posted on Monday, 7 November 2016 by Mike Paciello

I was thrilled to present at this year’s Accessibility Camp Toronto (A11yTO). It’s a great city with a really engaged accessibility community. Reminded me of my accessibility days with ICADD, before there was a web and markup language was called SGML…. I have made my slides available for everyone. They are embedded below, but if you […]