Chris Ashton

dai11y 29/09/2020

29 September 2020

How do the new iOS 14 accessibility features stack up? Deque reviews the new a11y features in iOS 14. It supports widgets on the home screen, e.g. for at-a-glance weather reports, which makes it easier for everybody to find out pertinent information quickly. Back Tap (tapping 2-3 times on the back of the phone) can… [Read More]

month11y issue 11

28 September 2020

How to Create Accessible Cooking Videos Article describing what to do as a content creator to make your videos accessible. It pertains to cooking, but could equally be applied to most videos. 1: provide captions, either via sidecar caption file or embedding directly into video. 2: describe visual elements via a separate audio description track,… [Read More]

fortnight11y issue 22

28 September 2020

6 webinars from GDS to improve accessibility within your organisation A curated list of videos from the Global Accessibility Awareness Day (21 May 2020): Introduction to the Public Sector Bodies accessibility regulations (34m), How to make your PDFs accessible (17m), How to engage your workforce on accessibility (16m), How to avoid common accessibility statement fails… [Read More]

week11y issue 44

28 September 2020

GDS updates its Government Service Standard requirements for assistive technology (AT) testing Other than updating version numbers of AT and browser combinations, the main changes are: adding TalkBack (Android screen reader); reducing magnification level to test in from 10x to 4x; swapping ZoomText with Windows Magnifier or Apple Zoom; and specifying VoiceOver should be tested… [Read More]

dai11y 28/09/2020

28 September 2020

Are clear masks the way to clearer communication? The deaf community isn’t so sure. Yahoo! article by Abby Haglage, explaining that clear face masks may not be the panacea we think it is for the deaf community. The masks can fog up, reducing visibility – and even if that is put aside, lip reading is… [Read More]

dai11y 25/09/2020

25 September 2020

10 Things to Know About Twitter’s Alternative Text for Images Article by Deborah Edwards-Oñoro, summarising a few things you may not know about alt text for images in tweets. Alt text is now enabled by default on the web and apps (no need to turn on image descriptions in settings). Alt text cannot be added… [Read More]

dai11y 24/09/2020

24 September 2020

Duet Date Picker This is a WCAG 2.1 compliant date picker, from the Duet Design System, that also allows you set a minimum and maximum allowed date. It can be used standalone or incorporated into any JavaScript framework, and weighs 10kb minified and Gzip’ed. It supports modern browsers and screen readers, and has limited support… [Read More]

dai11y 23/09/2020

23 September 2020

alt attributes like paragraphs Developer and accessibility expert Dave Rupert came to a realisation recently: “alt text is like a paragraph”. To clarify, Dave isn’t talking about the length of the alt text here, but the order in which it appears, and its contextual relevance. A lot of designs have images appearing before headings, but… [Read More]

dai11y 22/09/2020

22 September 2020

GDS updates its Government Service Standard requirements for assistive technology (AT) testing Other than updating version numbers of AT and browser combinations, the main changes are: adding TalkBack (Android screen reader); reducing magnification level to test in from 10x to 4x; swapping ZoomText with Windows Magnifier or Apple Zoom; and specifying VoiceOver should be tested… [Read More]

week11y issue 43

21 September 2020

6 webinars from GDS to improve accessibility within your organisation A curated list of videos from the Global Accessibility Awareness Day (21 May 2020): Introduction to the Public Sector Bodies accessibility regulations (34m), How to make your PDFs accessible (17m), How to engage your workforce on accessibility (16m), How to avoid common accessibility statement fails… [Read More]

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