Contents tagged “accessibility”

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  1. screenshot of Alt vs Figcaption

    Elaina Natario

    Alt vs Figcaption

    While both the alt attribute and the figcaption element provide a way to describe images, the way we write for them is different. alt descriptions should be functional; figcaption descriptions should be editorial or illustrative.

  2. screenshot of How A Screen Reader User Surfs The Web

    Léonie Watson avatar Léonie Watson

    How A Screen Reader User Surfs The Web

    In this webinar you’ll learn how and why semantic HTML helps screen reader users browse your website, whilst being mostly transparent to people who do not use an Assistive Technology (AT). Join Léonie Watson, a blind screen reader user, as she explores the web, and find out about some unexpected properties of HTML elements that not only have a huge impact on accessibility, but also turn out to be pretty good for performance too.

  3. screenshot of Some personas - Orange digital accessibility guidelines

    Orange Digital Accessibility

    Some personas - Orange digital accessibility guidelines

    situations of digital disabilities aren’t inevitable, we can all act to avoid them. Are you a creator of communication media? Are you participating in the development of a web project or a mobile application? Do you use social networks? You can act! Thanks to this set of personae, you will discover the issues related to the different deficiencies and that are easy to deploy.

  4. screenshot of Letters of exclusion

    Jeremy Keith avatar Jeremy Keith

    Letters of exclusion

    I feel sorry for anyone trying to get into the field of web performance. Not only are there complex browser behaviours to understand, there’s also a veritable alphabet soup of initialisms to memorise. Here’s a really good post on web performance by Harry, but notice how the initialisms multiply like tribbles as the post progresses until we’re talking about using CWV metrics like LCP, FID, and CLS—alongside TTFB and SI—to look at PLPs, PDPs, and SRPs. And fair play to Harry; he expands each initialism the first time he introduces it.

  5. screenshot of The unreasonable effectiveness of simple HTML

    Terence Eden avatar Terence Eden

    The unreasonable effectiveness of simple HTML

    Are you developing public services? Or a system that people might access when they’re in desperate need of help? Plain HTML works. A small bit of simple CSS will make look decent. JavaScript is probably unnecessary – but can be used to progressively enhance stuff. Add alt text to images so people paying per MB can understand what the images are for (and, you know, accessibility).

  6. screenshot of Accessible SVG Icons with Inline Sprites

    Marco Hengstenberg avatar Marco Hengstenberg

    Accessible SVG Icons with Inline Sprites

    Standing on their own, icons can be misinterpreted […]. The most important issue though: they lack text. Text is the most accessible format for information on the web. Screen readers understand text best and the same applies to most assistive technology, such as translation apps and Braille displays. So, if we have anything on our web page that’s not text — like icons — we must add text that gives our users the same information. Otherwise we could exclude people from understanding our interfaces.

  7. screenshot of Text descriptions and emotion rich images

    Léonie Watson avatar Léonie Watson

    Text descriptions and emotion rich images

    A good alt text can conjure up wonderfully stimulating mental images. A friendly smile is the same in print, photo or wax crayon. Whether you listen to an image or see it, the emotional response is the key factor, so why should we recommend that these emotion rich images should be given a null alt text and hidden from screen reader users?

  8. screenshot of What we learned from user testing of accessible client-side routing techniques with Fable Tech Labs

    Marcy Sutton avatar Marcy Sutton

    What we learned from user testing of accessible client-side routing techniques with Fable Tech Labs

    There are multiple variations recommended in the industry for accessible, client-rendered page changes, yet very little user research on those methods. Therefore, we wanted to find out which techniques are the most ergonomic and intuitive to users with disabilities, and if any of the techniques presented barriers detracting from their browsing experience.

  9. screenshot of Link Targets and 3.2.5

    Adrian Roselli avatar Adrian Roselli

    Link Targets and 3.2.5

    Regardless of what accessibility conformance level you target, do not arbitrarily open links in a new window or tab. If you are required to do so anyway, inform users in text.

  10. screenshot of Language Icon

    Language Icon

    the language icon is an initiative started in 2008 to standardise the language selection icon, the idea and initial icon was designed by Onur Mustak Cobanli and this new icon has been designed in 2011 by Designer Farhat Datta

  11. A Blind Legend

    J’ai soutenu le projet « A Blind Legend » sur Ulule dès que je l’ai découvert ! C’est un projet de jeu d’aventure pour mobile qui a la particularité de n’utiliser que des sons, aucune interface visuelle.

  12. Une ode à l'em

    Après avoir eu des retours plutôt nombreux et positifs suite à ma conférence à Paris Web 2013, j'ai retroussé mes manches pour proposer une version plus rédactionnelle, en essayant de retranscrire tout ce que j'ai dit mais pas mis dans mes slides, et même plus. Et j'ai la chance d'avoir vu ce très long article publié sur 24 Jours de Web, « le calendrier de l'avent des gens qui font le web d'après ».

  13. La fin du HTML pour les applications accessibles via le Web n'est pas pour tout de suite

    Laurent Jouanneau part de sa réaction face à l'avènement de SVG et Canvas, annoncés par Tristan Nitot, pour dénoncer l'usage abusif qui est fait de HTML pour développer des applications alors qu'il est normalement dédié aux documents, d'autant plus que de nouvelles technologies plus orientées applications sont déjà disponibles, comme XUL / XPFE.

  14. L'accessibilité, c'est aussi pour les handicapés

    Quand on parle d'accessibilité, on a tendance à parler essentiellement des handicapés. Heureusement, Eric Daspect nous avait remis sur la bonne voie avec son article « oublions les handicapés » sur Mais après tout, c'est quand même aussi pour eux qu'on parle d'accessibilité, ils ont des besoins particuliers, donc ne les oublions pas trop…

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