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Tables, CSS Display Properties, and ARIA

This post has two separate but related things going on. One is an example of one of my responsive tables with ARIA added, and the other is the Twitter conversation that started this along with some generalized responses. Responsive Table with Semantics Retained by ARIA The Tweet What You Can…


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

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…


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

Improving Your Tweet Accessibility

Twitter persists. Even if you have moved to Mastodon, Twitter will persist. As such, we need to continue to ensure it is accessible to all users. This post gathers some tips you can and should use. Image Alternative Text The last few days have seen more and more folks who…


Tags: accessibility, social media, Twitter, 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…


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…


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

Slides: Inclusive Usability Testing — a11yTOCamp

I have uploaded my slides from a11yTOCamp to SlideShare. If the embed below does not work, visit them directly. There were a lot of great talks yesterday, though I only tweeted from a couple of them (and skipped one altogether). Watching


Tags: accessibility, internet, slides, usability, UX

Slides from Girl Develop It Buffalo

I gave a brief presentation to Girl Develop It (the Buffalo Chapter) tonight. The slides are at SlideShare and embedded below.


Tags: accessibility, slides, speaking, standards, usability, 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…


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…


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

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…


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…


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…


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

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