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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…


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…


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…


Tags: accessibility, usability, UX

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…


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…


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…


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

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…


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

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…


Tags: accessibility, browser, standards, usability, UX, 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.— Adrian Roselli (@aardrian) January 18, 2017 Step 1: Capture the Rendered HTML Open your browser developer tools and copy the entire thing into a…


Tags: accessibility, html, standards, usability, UX

Avoid Messages Under Fields

Sometimes we fail to consider how browser features can jack up our interfaces. This is neither good nor bad, but we do need to account for it. My argument here is simple. Avoid putting important actionable or informational text exclusively below form fields. This includes labels, hints, and error messages.…


Tags: browser, design, mobile, 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…


Tags: accessibility, speaking, standards, usability, UX

Accessible Emoji, Tweaked

Léonie Watson recently posted Accessible Emoji, a simple technique to make emoji characters accessible to those with screen readers. It requires a little bit of extra effort when inserting an emoji into a web page, but it is worth it to convey the meaning to screen reader users. Then there…


Tags: accessibility, ARIA, css, design, html, print, usability, UX

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