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Avoid Emoji as Class Names

The title of this post is not broad enough. Avoid emoji as any identifier, whether as strings in your script, IDs on your elements, classes for your CSS, and so on. As soon as you start using emoji, you are blocking some users from being able to understand or use…

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Tags: accessibility, css, standards, usability

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

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

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

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

Selfish Accessibility: Slides from WordCamp London 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. Video The video has just been posted (6 June) so I have embedded it with captions. You can also view it at WordPress.tv if it does…

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

Slides from role=drinks at CSUN

Note: Below are the animated images and video that were in my slides but which did not survive in the transition to SlideShare. They are all quite large and will take time to load. If you want to save on your data plan, hit the browser’s stop button now. If…

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Tags: accessibility, html, slides, speaking, standards, W3C, whatwg

Not All Screen Reader Users Are Blind

The title says it all. But if you came to this page, you probably clicked because you were hoping for a little more detail than that assertion. So here is a little more detail. The Data In the 2015 WebAIM Screen Reader User Survey, when asked Which of the following…

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

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