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Playback Speed in Default Video Players

One of the most trafficked posts on my site is not about web development at all: Changing YouTube Playback Speed While the ability to control playback speed has real value from an accessibility and usability perspective, mostly I was just sharing something which brings me a ton of value because…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, video, YouTube

Sponsoring Accessibility Toronto Conference (#a11yTO)

I am pleased to be able to sponsor the first Accessibility Toronto Conference (#a11yTOconf). I get to help the nearest accessibility meet-up group to my home in Buffalo, NY (excluding Buffa11y). On top of that I am helping one of the world’s largest (I think it is the second-largest) make…

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Tags: accessibility

Microsoft Edge Web Summit Recap

I just got back from attending my first (and Microsoft’s third) Microsoft Edge Web Summit, a one-day conference that Microsoft hosted in Seattle to promote its overall web platform work, including the progress it has made with Edge and where Edge is headed. Generally vendor conferences do not interest me.…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, Edge, Microsoft, standards

What’s New in WCAG 2.1

I field questions pretty regularly about what is coming in WCAG 2.1. I have offered links to the spec, pointers to W3C mailing list email, references to other posts (most recently David MacDonald’s post that looks at the same version as this post), but have avoided gathering them in one…

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Tags: accessibility, standards, W3C, WAI, WCAG

Inaccessible YouTube Embeds

Most of us in the accessibility biz (do we call it that? I think we call it that…) already know that YouTube’s default embed code is problematic. Specifically, the fact that the <iframe> does not have a title attribute is an automatic WCAG 2.0 AA failure. The Existing title Issue…

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Tags: accessibility, ARIA, html, standards, usability, UX, YouTube

First Reactions to Gutenberg

A big reveal at WordCamp Europe was Gutenberg, an inline WYSIWYG editor for WordPress. While I had first seen it at WordCamp London, it was not a public project yet. As of WordCamp Europe, it is now in open beta with a plug-in available for testing. I am not involved…

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Tags: accessibility, usability, UX, WordPress

Slides from WordCamp Europe

There is a lot going on in this post. Between embedded slides, video, external Twitter scripts, and animated GIFs, this page will kill your data plan. You may want to hit the browser Stop button if you have a data cap. If the embed above is not working (or is…

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Tags: accessibility, css, html, slides, speaking, standards, usability, UX, WCAG

Inclusive User Testing — Guelph Accessibility Conference

Embedded below are my slides from the Guelph Accessibility Conference. If the embed is a hassle for you, you can view the slides directly on SlideShare. About the Photos Slide 4 is a photo from the Save the Dream and Sasol joint National Sport Day in Qatar. Normally I am…

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Tags: accessibility, slides, usability, UX

Under-Engineered Custom Radio Buttons and Checkboxen

I keep seeing overly-complex controls with additional elements as style hooks, scripting to make up for non-semantic replacements, images that need to be downloaded, and so on. This is silly. Here are some really simple styles to make radio buttons and checkboxes look unlike native controls (which seems to be…

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Tags: accessibility, css, html, usability, UX

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2017

This year for Global Accessibility Awareness Day I opted to follow my lead from last year and tweet a series of links to articles I have written. Unlike last year, I am making it into a post so I can share it more easily. Below are fifteen tweets with two…

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Tags: accessibility, usability, UX

Slides from MinneWebCon

Kicking off #MinneWebCon, which is also its tenth anniversary. Cool. @MinneWebCon pic.twitter.com/CNxhK47Puv— Adrian Roselli 🗯 (@aardrian) May 1, 2017 I promised to share the slides, so here they are. If the embed is a problem you can go the slides directly on SlideShare. Tweets I feel like Marc really gets…

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Tags: accessibility, ARIA, html, slides, speaking, standards, usability, W3C, WCAG

Speaking at WordCamp Europe

First group of #WCEU speakers — Yoav Farhi, Rian Rietveld, Adrian Roselli, Pirate Dunbar, and Julka Grodel. Read the full release from which I stole this image. In June I will be in Paris, France speaking at WordCamp Europe. It looks like I will also be wrangled into the contributor…

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Tags: accessibility, speaking, standards, usability, UX

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