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 […]

How do You Test Success Criterion 1.3.5 on Mobile Applications?

Updated 13th May 2019 Here at TPG we have been asking this question and been working hard to fully understand this Success Criterion and provide a feasible solution. This has of course led to several other great questions to consider when coming up with a solution. How do you test a form field’s purpose on […]

Think like an accessible UX researcher part 3: five common mistakes in usability testing and how to avoid them

This is the third in a series of posts reviewing the advice in Think like a UX Researcher, by David Travis and Philip Hodgson, from the perspective of involving people with disabilities in UX research (see Part 1 and Part 2). In this post, we’ll look at their advice on usability testing and the ways that […]