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EU Directive on the Accessibility of Public Sector Websites and Mobile Applications

The European Union (EU) Directive on the Accessibility of Websites and Mobile Applications requires EU member states to make sure their websites and mobile apps meet common accessibility standards. The Directive will be transposed into the laws of each EU member state by September 23 2018.

TPG at the W3C Web of Things Plugfest, March 2018

Posted on Tuesday, 24 April 2018 by Graeme Coleman
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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 […]

:focus-visible and backwards compatibility

Posted on Friday, 23 March 2018 by Patrick H. Lauke
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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 […]

Colour deficit help

Posted on Friday, 16 March 2018 by Matthew Atkinson

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 […]