Captions and Transcripts and Audio Descriptions, Oh My!

Posted on Friday, 19 July 2019 by Dennis Deacon
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When individuals consider making video accessible, the accepted (sometimes only) considered solution is captioning. And with audio, the solution is transcripts. Yet, this approach may only partially address the needs of all individuals in certain situations. This article hopes to create awareness around the different methods for providing alternatives to audio and video media and […]

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 […]