Chris Ashton

week11y issue 105

21 January 2022

Five 2022 accessibility trends A UX Collective article outlining predicted trends for 2022: The web will become more accessible – particularly the websites of larger companies. The SOAR report found that 62% of the Alexa 100 websites were accessible to screen readers, up from 40% in 2020. The WebAIM Million project found a very slight… [Read More]

dai11y 21/01/2022

21 January 2022

Game Demos Need to Come Back For Many Reasons, Especially for Accessibility Thought-provoking article by Ben Bayliss, describing how game demos were a great vehicle for testing a game’s accessibility before purchasing the game. Demos used to come on a disc bundled with PlayStation Official Magazine (and others), but in the digital era are increasingly… [Read More]

dai11y 20/01/2022

20 January 2022

a11ymyths.com (Accessibility Myths, shared by Smashing Magazine) Sergei Kriger debunks 22 myths about accessibility on the web, such as accessibility only being for blind users. I’ve not heard of all of these myths, so some items were added just in keeping with the format, I think, but it’s worth a quick read nonetheless, and as… [Read More]

dai11y 19/01/2022

19 January 2022

WordleBot is a shortcut that brings accessibility to your Wordle results Unless you’ve been living under a rock in 2022, you’ll no doubt have come across Wordle, the viral word guessing game that has people sharing their results in a grid on social media, like so: The resulting grid of coloured squares represents how many… [Read More]

dai11y 18/01/2022

18 January 2022

Five 2022 accessibility trends A UX Collective article outlining predicted trends for 2022: The web will become more accessible – particularly the websites of larger companies. The SOAR report found that 62% of the Alexa 100 websites were accessible to screen readers, up from 40% in 2020. The WebAIM Million project found a very slight… [Read More]

month11y issue 26

14 January 2022

Happy New Year! 🎉 New year, new look: you may have noticed the format for this month’s issue is different. I’ve separated each article by heading, and mostly done away with the bulletpoint list format. The old format never felt quite right, and made things like code examples difficult to add, but it did help… [Read More]

fortnight11y issue 52

14 January 2022

Happy New Year! 🎉 New year, new look: you may have noticed the format for this fortnight’s issue is different. I’ve separated each article by heading, and done away with the bulletpoint list format. The old format never felt quite right, and made things like code examples difficult to add, but it did help keep… [Read More]

week11y issue 104

14 January 2022

https://buttonbuddy.dev/ A useful micro website by Stephanie Eckles. It explains the requirements for accessible contrast on buttons, and includes a generator for creating buttons of sufficient contrast. You have the option of using a colour picker, or switching to “Use text input” mode to put in the CSS hex codes that you intend to use…. [Read More]

dai11y 14/01/2022

14 January 2022

Don’t make users switch caps letters to lowercase A quick tip by Stas Melnikov: add autocapitalize=”off” attribute to your text input to have mobile browsers open a lowercase keyboard (as opposed to an all-caps keyboard). This is well suited to login forms which ask for the user’s email address.

dai11y 13/01/2022

13 January 2022

We’re almost halfway through January, and this is the first time I’ve given my dai11y newsletter the correct year in the name! 😂 I’ve now gone back and fixed all previous dai11y newsletters from 2022. Apologies if I led anyone to believe they’d gone back in time. https://buttonbuddy.dev/ A useful micro website by Stephanie Eckles…. [Read More]

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