Chris Ashton

fortnight11y issue 67

25 November 2022

What Does X% of Issues Mean? Adrian Roselli ponders what tools mean when they claim to find up to X% of issues. What do “issues” mean in this context? He ran a Twitter poll with a few options; most people interpreted “issues” to mean ‘issues validating against the 78 Success Criteria from WCAG 2.1’. But… [Read More]

week11y issue 134

25 November 2022

Why you should never use px to set font-size in CSS Josh Collinsworth dispels the myth that it doesn’t matter whether you use px, em or rem for your font sizes. Whilst px stands for “pixels”, it no longer translates into physical pixels on the screen, as browsers scale up pixels on higher resolution screens…. [Read More]

dai11y 25/11/2022

25 November 2022

Why we need CSS Speech Léonie Watson describes how all modern browsers allow you to “listen to content”, either natively or through some plugin/extension, and how developers currently have very little control over how content gets read. “In the same way an organisation chooses a logo… it stands to reason that they may also [wish… [Read More]

dai11y 24/11/2022

24 November 2022

https://randoma11y.com/ A helpful utility for generating accessible color combinations. View the project on GitHub or follow it on Twitter.

dai11y 21/11/2022

21 November 2022

Why you should never use px to set font-size in CSS Josh Collinsworth dispels the myth that it doesn’t matter whether you use px, em or rem for your font sizes. Whilst px stands for “pixels”, it no longer translates into physical pixels on the screen, as browsers scale up pixels on higher resolution screens…. [Read More]

week11y issue 133

18 November 2022

What Does X% of Issues Mean? Adrian Roselli ponders what tools mean when they claim to find up to X% of issues. What do “issues” mean in this context? He ran a Twitter poll with a few options; most people interpreted “issues” to mean ‘issues validating against the 78 Success Criteria from WCAG 2.1’. But… [Read More]

dai11y 18/11/2022

18 November 2022

Why ‘dark mode’ causes more accessibility issues than it solves H Locke, a UX designer, talks about astigmatism, which affects around 47% of the UK population. Actually Locke points out it affects most of the population, but the 47% figure is those that require corrective treatment, such as lenses or glasses. The condition affects the… [Read More]

dai11y 17/11/2022

17 November 2022

4 Required Tests Before Shipping New Features Stephanie Eckles shares 4 quick checks you should make before pushing to production.

dai11y 16/11/2022

16 November 2022

What Does X% of Issues Mean? Adrian Roselli ponders what tools mean when they claim to find up to X% of issues. What do “issues” mean in this context? He ran a Twitter poll with a few options; most people interpreted “issues” to mean ‘issues validating against the 78 Success Criteria from WCAG 2.1’. But… [Read More]

month11y issue 33

04 November 2022

Abbreviations can be problematic Martin Underhill writes about the problems of using abbreviations such as NGL (“not gonna lie”) and how inaccessible these cultural shortcuts can be. There is an official ‘fix’ for this in HTML: <abbr title=”Not gonna lie”>NGL</abbr>, but it doesn’t show a tooltip when a touchscreen user touches it, nor is it… [Read More]

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