Chris Ashton

month11y issue 15

25 January 2021

Lists A Jeremy Keith entry from his journal. Lists are helpfully announced to screen readers when they are navigated to (e.g. “List: six items”). However, Webkit browsers such as Safari don’t announce lists if the lists’ bullets have been removed using CSS (just like it doesn’t announce content that has been visually hidden with display:… [Read More]

fortnight11y issue 30

25 January 2021

Accessibility in tech improved in 2020, but more must be done A mammoth article highlighting the key accessibility improvements made by the 6 giants of tech: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook and Twitter. There’s a small conclusion at the end, briefly mentioning a few household names that have yet to fix fundamental issues in their… [Read More]

week11y issue 60

25 January 2021

Hello! This week I thought I’d try something different, and bring you five different articles on screen readers. Let me know if you enjoy #WeekOfScreenReader and whether you’d like some more themed digests like this! What better place to start than with a nice, digestible history of screen readers? A Brief History of Screen Readers… [Read More]

week11y issue 59

18 January 2021

Accessibility in tech improved in 2020, but more must be done A mammoth article highlighting the key accessibility improvements made by the 6 giants of tech: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook and Twitter. There’s a small conclusion at the end, briefly mentioning a few household names that have yet to fix fundamental issues in their… [Read More]

dai11y 25/01/2021

25 January 2021

We finish our #WeekOfScreenReader with a double article special: technical deep dives into data tables and dialog focus: Article 1: How screen readers navigate data tables Léonie Watson describes how she navigates data tables with NVDA (alternatively you can watch the video demonstration – 2 mins). Her demo table is marked up with a caption,… [Read More]

dai11y 22/02/2021

22 January 2021

Today’s #WeekOfScreenReader is an opinion piece on screen readers and their relationship with image recognition: Thoughts on screen readers and image recognition Léonie Watson talks about image alt text and the fact that over 30% of homepage images are missing text descriptions. An additional 10% had useless alt text such as “image” or “blank”. Screen… [Read More]

dai11y 21/01/2021

21 January 2021

After yesterday’s #WeekOfScreenReader, I’ve picked an article written by a web developer, giving their perspective on screen reader testing: A developer’s perspective: the problem with screen reader testing Jake Tracey laments the sheer number of different screen readers and browser/OS combinations, and the lack of data around screen reader versions. Jake argues we can realistically… [Read More]

dai11y 20/01/2021

20 January 2021

Continuing the #WeekOfScreenReader, I’ve picked an article written by a screen reader user, aimed specifically at web developers: A message to web developers, from a screen reader user Holly Tuke, who is blind, explains to web developers the positive impact they can have on her web experience by following some simple tips: Try to get… [Read More]

dai11y 19/01/2021

19 January 2021

Hello! This week I thought I’d try something different, and bring you five different articles on screen readers. Let me know if you enjoy #WeekOfScreenReader and whether you’d like some more themed digests like this! What better place to start than with a nice, digestible history of screen readers? Here’s your first daily frequent11y newsletter:… [Read More]

dai11y 18/01/2021

18 January 2021

Focus management and inert Article by Eric Bailey, reminding developers to avoid manually specifying a tab order with tabindex=”[positive integer]” (there is, arguably, never a good reason to do this). But using tabindex=”-1″ is great for building accessible widgets: it makes elements focusable with JavaScript or click/tap, where it would otherwise not be focusable (i.e…. [Read More]

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