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Accessibility at the W3C Workshop on Web Games

Posted on Tuesday, 9 July 2019 by Matthew Atkinson

I recently attended the W3C Workshop on Web Games, hosted at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, WA. This post is a summary of what I learnt from an accessibility perspective. It was a genuinely interesting and educational event and I have learnt a great deal, both technically and of the perspectives and experience of people developing […]

Notes from the a11y underground #2

Posted on Wednesday, 12 June 2019 by Steve Faulkner
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Things that caught my interest since Notes from the a11y underground #1: The ARIA working group is considering making it an author error to use aria-label, aria-labelledby, aria-describedby on some roles: Pull request – Do not allow label on certain roles related Issue – Consider prohibiting author naming certain roles ✅Some disabilities are invisible ✅Some […]

Disability Etiquette: University of Guelph Accessibility Conference

Posted on Wednesday, 5 June 2019 by John McNabb

The University of Guelph recently held their 11th Annual Accessibility Conference. The theme this year was “Learn, Share, Grow”, which covered topics such as: Understanding Accessibility Barriers, Web and Document Accessibility, Assistive Technologies, Disability Accommodation, and Education. My talk was entitled, “Disability Etiquette – Working with Colleagues and Clients Who Have Disabilities”. It touched on […]

Short note on prefers-reduced-motion and puzzled (Windows) users

Posted on Tuesday, 21 May 2019 by Patrick H. Lauke

With prefers-reduced-motion (part of CSS Media Queries Level 5’s User Preferences Media Features) it’s possible to easily suppress, or provide alternatives to, unnecessary and problematic animation effects on websites, based on whether or not users have set the relevant preference (in their browser or operating system). Though slightly older, James Craig’s Responsive Design for Motion […]

Notes from the a11y underground #1

Posted on Wednesday, 15 May 2019 by Steve Faulkner
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Warning: Patrick looms large in various discussions I have been meaning to start a periodic noting of meaty articles and threads related to subjects close to my technical heart. Today intent meets action. Here’s a few that have tickled my fancy of late: Semantics to Screen Readers – great introduction to assistive tech (AT)/browser accessibility […]