Chris Ashton

dai11y 04/05/2022

04 May 2022

24×24 pixel cursor bookmarklet Adrian Roselli shares a JavaScript bookmarklet which turns your cursor into a 24 by 24 pixel square. It is designed to test the new Understanding Success Criterion 2.5.8: Target Size (Minimum), which will be introduced in WCAG 2.2 (currently draft). The criterion specifies that “the target offset is at least 24… [Read More]

dai11y 03/05/2022

03 May 2022

US Accessibility Lawsuits There have been a number of accessibility related lawsuits in America of late. As ever, I’ll try my best to summarise, but bear in mind I am no legal expert. On Reconsideration, Judge Albright Transfers AudioEye, Inc. v. accessiBe Ltd. In December 2020, AudioEye accused accessiBe of infringing 9 patents, as well… [Read More]

fortnight11y issue 57

29 April 2022

GOV.UK fixes a noisy screenreader issue GOV.UK had discovered that in recent versions of screen readers, its contact form was too aggressive in announcing how many characters were remaining. This was despite the existing markup of aria-live=”polite”. I’ve been keeping an eye on the GitHub issue for this, and a fix was merged recently. There… [Read More]

week11y issue 114

29 April 2022

Can the internet be made accessible for all? This is a video clip (5m28s) from the BBC’s Dragon’s Den. Rene and Andy Perkins have founded a company, CityMaaS, aimed at improving accessibility on the web. They’ve created a product, Assist Me, which they hope to see companies embed on their websites (at a subscription fee… [Read More]

dai11y 29/04/2022

29 April 2022

The “inert” attribute is finally coming to the web Stefan Judis writes about the HTML inert attribute. When applied to a container, it renders all children inaccessible, i.e. you can no longer tab to or interact with any form elements within. This will be super useful for properly implenting modal windows, such as a confirmation… [Read More]

dai11y 28/04/2022

28 April 2022

Braille Scanner iOS app Developer Aaron Stephenson has developed a free ‘Braille Scanner’ app for iOS, which allows you to take a picture of a paper Braille document, and it will convert it to text, using a combination of image processing and machine learning. It supports Unified English Braille grade 1 and does not currently… [Read More]

dai11y 27/04/2022

27 April 2022

Can the internet be made accessible for all? This is a video clip (5m28s) from the BBC’s Dragon’s Den. Rene and Andy Perkins have founded a company, CityMaaS, aimed at improving accessibility on the web. They’ve created a product, Assist Me, which they hope to see companies embed on their websites (at a subscription fee… [Read More]

dai11y 26/04/2022

26 April 2022

Free events at AbilityNet Kelly from the charity AbilityNet got in touch with me to let me know about some free events that might be of interest to frequent11y readers. Webinar TODAY (Tuesday 26th April, 1pm BST): Employee support and adjustments in the age of Covid. This webinar, in partnership with BT Group plc, covers… [Read More]

week11y issue 113

15 April 2022

GOV.UK fixes a noisy screenreader issue GOV.UK had discovered that in recent versions of screen readers, its contact form was too aggressive in announcing how many characters were remaining. This was despite the existing markup of aria-live=”polite”. I’ve been keeping an eye on the GitHub issue for this, and a fix was merged recently. There… [Read More]

dai11y 15/04/2022

15 April 2022

Interesting WebAIM threads WebAIM (“Web Accessibility In Mind”) is a non-profit organization based at Utah State University, and is most famous for its annual accessibility analysis of the top million websites. It also has an email discussion list, whereby anyone with an accessibility question can start a thread asking for advice. These next threads landed… [Read More]

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