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Avoid Default Browser Focus Styles

It is not uncommon to see developers and designers forego creating focus styles for controls on web sites and applications. For those who are aware of the need for the focus styles, the most common reason I hear for excluding them is that the browser provides focus styles by default…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, standards, usability, UX, WCAG

Speaking at WordCamp London

This March (next month!) I will be flying over to London to speak at WordCamp London over 17 to 19 March. The description in its own words: WordCamp London is a community organised WordPress event running for the fourth year since 2013. It’s aimed at anybody who uses, builds or…

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Tags: accessibility, speaking, standards, usability, WCAG

Make Your Vine Archive Accessible & Future-Proof

Well, make it accessible at least. Context: Seriously, even the pagination is made of non-links and non-buttons. These developers are now building other platforms. Poorly. pic.twitter.com/kETE6Dv0IS— Adrian Roselli (@aardrian) January 18, 2017 Step 1: Capture the Rendered HTML Open your browser developer tools and copy the entire thing into a…

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Tags: accessibility, html, standards, usability, UX

Speaking at MinneWebCon

This May I will be traveling to Minneapolis to speak at MinneWebCon. In its own words: MinneWebCon is a two-day web conference in Minneapolis that encourages inclusive grassroots knowledge-sharing. In addition to keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and half-day workshops, our annual conference is a space for speakers and attendees to…

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Tags: accessibility, speaking, standards, usability, UX

Be Wary of Nesting Roles

As a web developer, you may take it for granted that you cannot nest a hyperlink. I mean, you can nest a hyperlink, but more likely than not you already know how problematic that can be — and not just because the validator will kick that back as an error.…

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Tags: accessibility, ARIA, html, standards, UX

Web Development Advent Calendars for 2016

The chocolate in that calendar was terrible. Terrible enough that I keep re-using this photo since I do not want to buy a new calendar. For a few years now web developers around the world have celebrated Saturnalia Christmas with advent calendars covering topics related to the web. Some come…

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Tags: css, design, html, standards, UX

Slides from Accessibility Camp Toronto 2016: Mind Your lang

The slides from my talk at Accessibility Camp Toronto, Mind Your lang. 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…

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

Analog Accessibility Analogues

I am just so unnecessarily pleased with that title. These are all based on requests around software/web remediation. Requests I have received, seen, and/or addressed. I am transposing them to meat-space to provide a different perspective. Maybe that is useful, maybe not. At the very least I hope it is…

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Tags: accessibility, standards, usability, UX

There Is No Document Outline Algorithm

I figured I would state the entire argument in the title. After all, as of this writing and the last seven-plus years, the statement is accurate as far as the browsers are concerned. I am penning this as sort of a follow-up to my post from 2013, The Truth about…

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Tags: accessibility, html, JavaScript, rant, standards, W3C, WCAG

My Slides from Abstractions

Slides from my talk at Abstractions, Fringe Accessibility. Note: Below are the animated images 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…

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

A Response to Thoughts on HTML5

This is a response to Thoughts on HTML5 by Janus Boye over on Medium. You can read this response on Medium as well. At the time of this writing, there is one response to my comment. I am re-creating it here because I feel strongly that relying on a third-party…

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Tags: accessibility, html, standards, W3C, WCAG

On Link Underlines

TL;DR: In general, I recommend underlining links in body content. In the absence of a better style appropriate for a specific site, this is the way to go. Overview It is amazing to me how this suggestion causes so much angst and fighting. Designers often argue that they look ugly,…

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Tags: accessibility, css, design, standards, usability, UX, WCAG

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