Chris Ashton

week11y issue 91

24 September 2021

Don’t Believe the Type! (video, 50m) I discovered this axe-con 2021 video via Richard Morton’s tweet. I thought it would be good to follow-up on the piece I wrote about the Hyperlegible font. The presentation, by Gareth Ford Williams, David Bailey and Bruno Maag, talks through the data they’ve gathered from around 7,000 hours of… [Read More]

dai11y 24/09/2021

24 September 2021

In Quest of Search Sara Souedian gives her thoughts on why we need a native <search> HTML element. This would be syntactic sugar for <div role=”search”>, like we already have for <main> / <div role=”main”>. The first rule of ARIA is to not use it if there is a native HTML element with the semantics… [Read More]

dai11y 23/09/2021

23 September 2021

Some questions on accessibility in email — answered Some interesting nuggets of information here, resulting from a survey of 162 respondents (yes, the sample size is too small to have a lot of confidence in these results). 98% of people find a font size of 16px easy to read, compared to 70% for 14px (a… [Read More]

dai11y 22/09/2021

22 September 2021

Audio killed the video call An interesting article talking about the progression from, pre-pandemic, video-calls happening once or twice a week, to mid-pandemic, where video calls happen for several hours per day. The video fatigue has led to an explosion in popularity for audio-based apps, such as Clubhouse, where users can drop into chatrooms and… [Read More]

dai11y 21/09/2021

21 September 2021

Don’t Believe the Type! (video, 50m) I discovered this axe-con 2021 video via Richard Morton’s tweet. I thought it would be good to follow-up on the piece I wrote about the Hyperlegible font. The presentation, by Gareth Ford Williams, David Bailey and Bruno Maag, talks through the data they’ve gathered from around 7,000 hours of… [Read More]

fortnight11y issue 45

17 September 2021

We start off with a Twitter special! I’ve already recently written about how Twitter’s new design has been giving users headaches. But there have been a flurry of other articles about Twitter, so I thought I’d round them up for you. What’s Really Wrong With the New Twitter Font An interview with Frederick Brennan, who… [Read More]

week11y issue 90

17 September 2021

This frequent11y issue is a Twitter special! I’ve already recently written about how Twitter’s new design has been giving users headaches. But there have been a flurry of other articles about Twitter, so I thought I’d round them up for you. What’s Really Wrong With the New Twitter Font An interview with Frederick Brennan, who… [Read More]

dai11y 16/09/2021

16 September 2021

Doctor’s orders: ‘Nature prescriptions’ see rise amid pandemic A really interesting article about how a growing number of doctors – particularly pediatricians – in the USA are prescribing walks in the park. The prescriptions are “specific, just like an antibiotic”, with patients told how often they should go, and where. One doctor gave their patient… [Read More]

dai11y 15/09/2021

15 September 2021

a11y-automation.dev A useful reference of a11y fails, describing at a glance whether or not each failure can be linted, tested, or manually tested. For example “Autoplaying media” has a “Linting status” of “Could Exist”, a “Testing status” of “Exists”, and a “Manual testing status” of “Should Exist”.

dai11y 13/09/2021

13 September 2021

This frequent11y issue is a Twitter special! I’ve already recently written about how Twitter’s new design has been giving users headaches. But there have been a flurry of other articles about Twitter, so I thought I’d round them up for you. What’s Really Wrong With the New Twitter Font An interview with Frederick Brennan, who… [Read More]

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