I recently attended the Spring 2018 edition of the W3C Web of Things (WoT) PlugFest in Prague, the Czech Republic (or Czechia, if you will). This event formed part of the wider 2018 W3C Web of Things IG/WG joint F2F meeting, sponsored by Siemens, held during the last week of March. It was my first […]
A characteristic of thoughtful, inclusive, design is to give control to users to interact with content in their preferred way.
Clearly visible focus styles are important for sighted keyboard users. However, these focus styles can often be undesirable when they are applied as a result of a mouse/pointer interaction. A classic example of this are buttons which trigger a particular action on a page, such as advancing a carousel. While it is important that a […]
This is the last in the current series of articles looking at adaptations for accessibility, based on new techniques or research. The last part discussed “invert brightness”. Many people in the world have some difficulty in perceiving colour. A very well-known condition is “red-green colour blindness” (there are actually two different sub-types of this, deuteranomaly […]
The CSS display properties are powerful. You can change the visual display of elements to match your desired styling, but sometimes doing this can have an unintended effect of nuking the semantics of the elements, as conveyed to screen reading software, in the browser accessibility tree. Screen readers and other assistive tech, in general, do […]