The current state of modal dialog accessibility

Posted on Friday, 29 June 2018 by Scott O'Hara
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Modal dialogs continue to be troublesome UI components all across the web. Putting aside the fact they are often misused and thrust on users in a manner that interrupts their current task (asking me to sign up for your newsletter, while I’m in the middle of reading an article, is not cool), even appropriately used […]

Short note on progressive ARIA

Posted on Tuesday, 26 June 2018 by Léonie Watson

When we talk about Progressive Enhancement (PE), we usually focus on HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and often forget about ARIA. But when ARIA is hard-coded into HTML it can have unintended consequences if/when the JavaScript fails to deliver the expected functionality.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1

Posted on Friday, 8 June 2018 by Patrick H. Lauke
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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 […]

Short note on getting spaced out with SC 1.4.12 Text Spacing

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 […]