VoiceOver users interact with the web and native applications on their iOS device using a number of gestures. The simplest gesture involves swiping the screen from left to right by using a finger to navigate through page content. While there are many other gestures to support speedy navigation, a useful rule of thumb is for developers to […]
This is an opinion piece, looking at one slice of accessibility, to highlight some trends and possibilities. All of the computing devices, platforms and assistive technologies discussed within empower people (the author included) and are a vital part of the progress that has been and is being made. The ideal, and the current reality In […]
Be careful when you use the aria-label, aria-labelledby, and aria-describedby attributes, because they do not work consistently with all HTML elements. This is a short note on when (and when not) to use those attributes.
Many months ago, Mary Ziegler (Program Manager for Online Accessibility at MIT) and I started work on a chapter on Accessible Online Learning for a new book, Disability, Human Rights and Information Technology, published by University of Pennsylvania press. Last week I finally got my hands on a physical copy of the book, and from […]
One of the tasks I perform regularly is to test web content using screen readers. It can be somewhat annoying to be capturing data in a desktop application while testing in a browser, as the screen reader is chattering away on every application, while I am only interested in how it works with web content […]