Inclusive design principles: provide a comparable experience

This is our second post in a series that digs deeper into the thinking and application of the Inclusive Design Principles. It follows on from the first post Be Consistent. In this article we’ll be looking at the principle of providing a comparable experience: “Ensure your interface provides a comparable experience for all so people can […]

Section 508 Refresh (Part 2)

Posted on Friday, 12 January 2018 by Matt Feldman

The wait is over! The January 18 delayed compliance date for the revised Section 508 standards is almost upon us.   In Part 1 of our Section 508 Refresh series we focused on the background, history and highlighted some of the key changes influencing the revised Section 508 standards.   In today’s article, we are shifting focus […]

TPG at large in 2017

Posted on Thursday, 28 December 2017 by Léonie Watson

As 2017 draws to a close, I’d like to share a few of the activities members of the TPG team have been involved in throughout the year. Participating in the web community has long been important to TPG, and 2017 gave us many opportunities to carry on doing so.

How “invert brightness” can improve accessibility and help us use our devices

This post continues our series looking at innovative assistive technologies. The last post discussed some novel techniques for personalising interfaces to their users and devices. This post discusses an adaptation that is much closer to making it to a device near you… As someone who is sensitive to light levels, I have often found features […]

Short note on making your mark (more accessible)

Posted on Tuesday, 5 December 2017 by Steve Faulkner
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Is there a recommended ARIA pattern for making sure that <mark> is properly announced in screen readers? — Šime Vidas (@simevidas) December 3, 2017 Short answer is no, but there are ways… The HTML5 mark element provides a semantic way to highlight portions of text, much as you would using a highlighter on paper. How […]