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GitHub Contributions Chart

Perhaps a testament to how little I might value GitHub contributions. GitHub profile pages are, to many, the de facto place to quickly judge the value of a developer. The contributions chart is an at-a-glance visual indicator of that value. I disagree completely with the notion of the chart (or…

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Tags: accessibility, css, html, mobile, standards, usability, UX

Tweaking Text Level Styles

This post is building on the post Short note on making your mark (more accessible) by Steve Faulkner at the Paciello Group blog. In that post, Steve answers a very specific question about the <mark> and making it more accessible for screen readers. I saw some follow-up questions on the…

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Tags: accessibility, css, html, standards, usability, UX

Web Development Advent Calendars for 2017

The chocolate tasted like sugared wax. Yet it was still less offensive than the typeface. For a few years now web developers around the world have celebrated Saturnalia Christmas with advent calendars covering topics related to the web. I expect you will recognize some of these from prior years. I…

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Tags: accessibility, css, design, html, internet, standards, UX

A Responsive Accessible Table

Painfully slow demonstration of the example table resizing and different media queries kicking in. After writing (again) that it is ok to use tables, and after providing quick examples of responsive tables, I received questions about why I used some of the code I did. I am going to attempt…

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Tags: accessibility, ARIA, css, design, html, mobile, standards, usability, UX

Hey, It’s Still OK to Use Tables

Baby Boomerangutuang, one of the Tick’s students. He was just shouting It’s OK to play with dolls! Consider this post to be the sequel to my 2012 post It’s OK to Use Tables. Here I will go into bit more detail based on the state of accessible efforts I see…

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

Don’t Use ARIA Menu Roles for Site Nav

Once again, the advice is in the title of the post. But I will ramble anyway since you scrolled this far. First run with the advice, and then review some background on ARIA and how navigation and menu items are defined. This way you can tap out quickly when it…

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Tags: accessibility, ARIA, html, standards, usability

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

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

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

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

Fringe Accessibility: Slides from London Web Standards

Last night I was one of two talks on accessibility at London Web Standards. As promised, I have posted my slides. If you cannot see the embed below, visit them directly at SlideShare. Video, Added 28 April If you cannot see the video embedded below, then view it directly at…

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

Selfish Accessibility: Slides from Talk at Government Digital Service

The nice folks at UK’s Government Digital Service had me in to talk to its team about accessibility. Conveniently I had a talk ready to go. You can view the slides directly at SlideShare or just enjoy the embed below. I have no ego tweets to share, which may be…

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Tags: accessibility, css, html, slides, speaking, standards, usability, UX, W3C, WCAG

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