This week (5 June 2018) saw the release of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 as a W3C recommendation – meaning that the working group (which, among many others, included members from The Paciello Group) considers the guidelines stable and ready for implementation. WCAG 2.1 builds on top of WCAG 2.0, and it still […]
One of the new success criterion in WCAG 2.1 is 1.4.12 Text Spacing. Conforming to this criteria provides accommodation for people to modify their text styles according to their needs. The success criterion defines a set of text styles that must be supported. Thinking that this should be pretty simple to test using a bookmarklet […]
The aria-busy attribute, when set to true is supposed to provide a hint to screen readers that the content within the subtree of the element it is on is being updated and should not be announced.
The European Union (EU) Directive on the Accessibility of Websites and Mobile Applications requires EU member states to make sure their websites and mobile apps meet common accessibility standards. The Directive will be transposed into the laws of each EU member state by September 23 2018.
I recently attended the Spring 2018 edition of the W3C Web of Things (WoT) PlugFest in Prague, the Czech Republic (or Czechia, if you will). This event formed part of the wider 2018 W3C Web of Things IG/WG joint F2F meeting, sponsored by Siemens, held during the last week of March. It was my first […]