Chris Ashton

week11y issue 75

14 May 2021

Should you use an <h1> in email code? A thorough investigation by Mark Robbins, looking at the state of webmail across a dozen different providers. 60% of screen reader users prefer pages containing just one <h1> with the document title, whereas 33.3% prefer two <h1> headings, for the site name and the title. Given a preference for… [Read More]

dai11y 14/05/2021

14 May 2021

What Is It Like to Use a Screen Reader? Anthony Vasquez shares some things you may not know about how some people use screen readers. The article is a follow-up to a Screen Readers in the Wild seminar. Some video demonstrations from the seminar are linked below: Using JAWS to find a video on YouTube… [Read More]

dai11y 13/05/2021

13 May 2021

Wix Launches First of Its Kind Accessibility Tool to Help Make The Web Accessible for Everyone Wix is a popular platform for building and hosting websites, choosing from pre-built themes and customising the content. It has now launched its ‘Accessibility Wizard’, which is built into the CMS. You can use the wizard to scan your… [Read More]

dai11y 12/05/2021

12 May 2021

We asked an expert to redesign Wikipedia – here’s what they came up with TechRadar Pro asked UK-based designer Kevinsdesign to improve the design of Wikipedia. The screenshots in the article are fun to look through, showcasing a useful ‘table of contents’ side panel, a homepage of discovery options, and accessibility and language options brought… [Read More]

dai11y 11/05/2021

11 May 2021

Nike upsets disabled community with limited supply of its ‘Go FlyEase’ shoe You may remember the issue of dai11y where I talked about Nike’s accessible new FlyEase shoes, which were available to buy for $120 from mid February, on an invite-only basis. The shoes’ hinged design allow its wearers to put them on and take… [Read More]

dai11y 10/05/2021

10 May 2021

Should you use an <h1> in email code? A thorough investigation by Mark Robbins, looking at the state of webmail across a dozen different providers. 60% of screen reader users prefer pages containing just one <h1> with the document title, whereas 33.3% prefer two <h1> headings, for the site name and the title. Given a preference for… [Read More]

fortnight11y issue 37

07 May 2021

Introducing Editoria11y: Accessibility Autocorrect The folks at Princeton University have released a tool, editoria11y, as a frontend module of JS and CSS (but also a Drupal module, and a WordPress plugin is in the works). The tool aims to catch only editorial accessibility errors, rather than the “ALL the errors” approach used by other accessibility… [Read More]

week11y issue 74

07 May 2021

WebAIM Million – 2021 Update This is an annual report that uses the WAVE web accessibility testing tool to analyse the homepages of the top 1 million websites. Compared to last year: The number of detectable accessibility errors dropped from 60.9 to 51.4. The number of DOM elements in the page has increased from 864… [Read More]

dai11y 07/05/2021

07 May 2021

WebAIM Million – 2021 Update This is an annual report that uses the WAVE web accessibility testing tool to analyse the homepages of the top 1 million websites. Compared to last year: The number of detectable accessibility errors dropped from 60.9 to 51.4. The number of DOM elements in the page has increased from 864… [Read More]

dai11y 06/05/2021

06 May 2021

iOS 14 review: access all areas? This is another one from the bookmarks that I’ve just gotten around to reading! Colin Hughes reviews the accessibility of iOS 14. He has muscular dystrophy and therefore relies on voice control. Since iOS 11, iPhone users have been able to activate an auto-answer capability for incoming phone calls,… [Read More]

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