Chris Ashton

week11y issue 99

26 November 2021

Blind People Won the Right to Break Ebook DRM. In 3 Years, They’ll Have to Do It Again This Wired article details how accessibility advocates in America regularly have to go to court in order to be granted an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyrights Act (DMCA). The exemptions, which last for three years at… [Read More]

dai11y 26/11/2021

26 November 2021

Twitch streamer beats Dark Souls 3 with a single button Twitch streamer Rudeism used a homemade, single-buttoned controller to complete Dark Souls 3, a notoriously difficult game. In order for the one-button system to work, he mapped the game’s inputs to Morse code. He pressed the button 258,250 times during his two-month run of the… [Read More]

dai11y 25/11/2021

25 November 2021

Letting users tick a ‘none’ checkbox A GOV.UK blog post from the Design System team, describing why they’ve added a new feature to the checkboxes component. When answering questions, users can be unsure what to do if none of the options apply to them. Users “want to give a clear answer, especially if they’re concerned… [Read More]

dai11y 24/11/2021

24 November 2021

Chancey Fleet writes a Twitter thread about their experience using Google Translate’s new “Transcribe” feature for iOS. Chancey wanted to watch Netflix’s House of Flowers, which is in Spanish. It has English subtitles, but the ‘audio description’ of scenes is in Spanish. Chancey uses VoiceOver with a Braille screen reader, i.e. it outputs to a… [Read More]

dai11y 23/11/2021

23 November 2021

Blind People Won the Right to Break Ebook DRM. In 3 Years, They’ll Have to Do It Again This Wired article details how accessibility advocates in America regularly have to go to court in order to be granted an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyrights Act (DMCA). The exemptions, which last for three years at… [Read More]

fortnight11y issue 49

19 November 2021

Accessibility inception: sharing your knowledge (video, 46m) This is a Mischa Andrews talk from #ID24 in November 2017. I’ve had it in my bookmarks for a while, and am so pleased I’ve finally managed to watch it. Mischa talks openly and candidly about how you can effect accessibility change in your organisation, whilst overcoming the… [Read More]

week11y issue 98

19 November 2021

Olay Designs An Easy-Open Lid—& Shares the Inclusive Design Olay, the beauty products manufacturer, have designed a new lid prototype for its creams, designed to be accessible. It has an “easy open winged cap”, “extra grip raised lid”, “high contrast product label”, and Braille text spelling out “face cream”. The lids are currently only available… [Read More]

dai11y 19/11/2021

19 November 2021

National Convention Sponsorship Statement Regarding accessiBe The (American) National Federation of the Blind made a statement in June, about accessiBe, the market leading ‘accessibility overlay’ company that I’ve written about several times now. I missed this when it came out, and wouldn’t have known about it were it not for Steve Faulkner’s tweet. He picks… [Read More]

dai11y 18/11/2021

18 November 2021

Gorillas’ nav: a case study A really interesting article by developer & accessibility advocate Kitty Giraudel, explaining how they built the main navigation on their employer’s website, Gorillas. It’s a hamburger menu style across all screen sizes, not just on mobile. You have to tap on the ‘hamburger’ to expand the menu and show the… [Read More]

dai11y 16/11/2021

16 November 2021

Vicky Teinaki shares this tip on Twitter: “I was today years old when I found out that I can share a Google Slides presentation in html (for screen reader users and magnification users) by swapping out ‘/edit’ in the URL for ‘/htmlpresent’.”

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