Challenges to digital accessibility now and in the future

Earlier this summer, I was invited to give a talk at an event organized by the Ed-ICT research consortium, in Milton Keynes, UK. Ed-ICT is an international collective of researchers working together to explore the diverse ways in which the experience of learners with disabilities can be improved through technology, with a focus on post-secondary […]

Making it easier to quit: Accessibility for compulsive and problem gamblers

Posted on Thursday, 12 September 2019 by Liz Certa

Most of us involved in building an accessible internet would agree that as the internet integrates into more of our lives and continues to expand in capability, WCAG should expand with it to include more and different kinds of disabilities. David Swallow has recently written a brilliant series on using WCAG to accommodate anxiety disorders, […]

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 […]