Chris Ashton

dai11y 17/05/2022

17 May 2022

Designing for Web Accessibility in 60 Seconds UX Designer David Kennedy writes a short article with some useful quick wins for accessibility, focussed around asking questions. Is the content specific enough in important areas? People skim when they read. Make sure your link text describes the content of the target link, and use concise headings… [Read More]

dai11y 13/05/2022

13 May 2022

Cabinet Office signs £400k deal for digital accessibility audits To audit the accessibility of its digital services, the Cabinet Office has signed a two year deal with Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC) – a non-profit organisation based in Wales. Adding context to the deal, which Civil Service World values at £436,632, the article states: “Research conducted… [Read More]

dai11y 11/05/2022

11 May 2022

I’m Deaf And I Have ‘Perfect’ Speech. Here’s Why It’s Actually A Nightmare. Rachel Zemach writes about some of the frustrating encounters she’s had, as someone who became Deaf at the age of 10 (and had already learned to speak). Her speech is indistinguishable from someone who is not deaf, and she can ‘lip read’,… [Read More]

dai11y 10/05/2022

10 May 2022

Routing: I’m not smart enough for a SPA I came across this via Anselm Hannemann’s Web Development Reading List. The author, Taylor Hunt, goes into a lot of detail about why they chose a traditional website over a Single Page Application (SPA), for a recent project. There are a lot of accessibility concerns to consider… [Read More]

dai11y 09/05/2022

09 May 2022

The Future of CSS: CSS Toggles Article by @bramus, discussing the new CSS Toggles Unofficial Proposal Draft, alongside the demo site for the proposed feature. “CSS toggles are a mechanism for associating toggleable state with a DOM element”. Perhaps this is best summarised in a code example: This should make it much easier to define… [Read More]

dai11y 06/05/2022

06 May 2022

Google: Accessibility Not A Direct Ranking Factor This is a short article that’s well worth a quick read. Google’s Search Advocate John Mueller says, in an office-hours hangout recorded on March 25th, that accessibility plays no part in Google search ranking. In other words, an accessible site is no more likely to be ranked higher… [Read More]

dai11y 04/05/2022

04 May 2022

24×24 pixel cursor bookmarklet Adrian Roselli shares a JavaScript bookmarklet which turns your cursor into a 24 by 24 pixel square. It is designed to test the new Understanding Success Criterion 2.5.8: Target Size (Minimum), which will be introduced in WCAG 2.2 (currently draft). The criterion specifies that “the target offset is at least 24… [Read More]

dai11y 03/05/2022

03 May 2022

US Accessibility Lawsuits There have been a number of accessibility related lawsuits in America of late. As ever, I’ll try my best to summarise, but bear in mind I am no legal expert. On Reconsideration, Judge Albright Transfers AudioEye, Inc. v. accessiBe Ltd. In December 2020, AudioEye accused accessiBe of infringing 9 patents, as well… [Read More]

dai11y 29/04/2022

29 April 2022

The “inert” attribute is finally coming to the web Stefan Judis writes about the HTML inert attribute. When applied to a container, it renders all children inaccessible, i.e. you can no longer tab to or interact with any form elements within. This will be super useful for properly implenting modal windows, such as a confirmation… [Read More]

dai11y 28/04/2022

28 April 2022

Braille Scanner iOS app Developer Aaron Stephenson has developed a free ‘Braille Scanner’ app for iOS, which allows you to take a picture of a paper Braille document, and it will convert it to text, using a combination of image processing and machine learning. It supports Unified English Braille grade 1 and does not currently… [Read More]