CES 2019

Posted on Tuesday, 22 January 2019 by Matt Ater
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This was year four for me at the annual CES in Las Vegas — the last three I participated in the Consumer Technology Association’s (CTA’s) Accessibility Leaders Group. CTA puts on CES each year. They invite people with disabilities to look at technology that could benefit people with disabilities and also talk with companies about […]

New JAWS Inspect Release

Posted on Thursday, 10 January 2019 by Charlie Pike

The newest version of JAWS Inspect is now more robust and versatile with new export options and automatic updates, amongst other improvements. We are excited to announce that the latest release of JAWS Inspect 2018.1812 includes the following features: New Export Features When you run reports––such as the Full Page Report––JI now automatically saves a HTML […]

Short note on scoping mechanisms

Posted on Monday, 7 January 2019 by Steve Faulkner
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In 2 recent articles I have illustrated why the scope attribute is not needed on data tables with one row or column of th elements, or data tables with 1 row and column of th elements (first row and first column). 2 cheers 🍻 for HTML tables: 🍺 Tables and Beers 🍺 Tables, Tequila […]

A web of anxiety: accessibility for people with anxiety and panic disorders [Part 2]

“Unethical”, “misleading” and “exploitative” are the words used by the Norwegian Consumer Council to describe the use of dark patterns and privacy-intrusive default settings by Facebook, Google and Microsoft. The council’s report, titled Deceived by Design (PDF, 3.2MB), documents the “deceptive” and “manipulative” techniques that companies use to nudge users towards disclosing as much information […]

Describing aria-describedby

Posted on Wednesday, 5 September 2018 by Scott O'Hara
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A well-designed user interface (UI) should clearly identify important content and controls. Often people correlate this to using prominent visual cues to help guide individuals through a task or point them to necessary information. However, what may be visually apparent to some could be misunderstood or completely passed over by others. If someone uses assistive […]