Chris Ashton

dai11y 05/09/2022

05 September 2022

How Virtual Reality Makes It Possible to Experience Different Vision Conditions VoxelKei, a Japanese “VR world developer”, has created NearSighted Classroom (VRChat) to allow other people to see what it’s like to have short-sightedness. After sharing the world on Twitter (where you can see a video of the world in action), the developer received positive feedback… [Read More]

dai11y 01/09/2022

01 September 2022

Accessibility Virtual Reality Meetup: What Is It Like in Spatial? Meryl Evans documents her experience of using Spatial, a virtual reality environments for events, to host the Accessibility Virtual Reality (A11yVR) Meetup. Spatial offers multiple ways to participate, including using a VR headset, a mobile app, or joining via the browser. Joining from the latter,… [Read More]

dai11y 30/08/2022

30 August 2022

Resident Evil 4 VR update adds accessibility options for comfort Resident Evil 4 on the Oculus Quest 2 – which I own, and think is brilliant! – has just had an update, concentrating primarily on accessibility options. Your waist and chest height parameters are now configurable, making it easier to grab your weapon etc. Someone in… [Read More]

week11y issue 125

26 August 2022

My War On Animation Article on The Verge, as part of July’s Accessibility Week. The author writes about their experiences navigating the web as someone who finds any animation a stimulatory overload. They acknowledge that there are documented standards for the ‘limits’ of animation on the web, such as keeping gifs to five seconds maximum…. [Read More]

dai11y 25/08/2022

25 August 2022

Am I disabled? “With my pen hovering over a form, there is no easy answer: better to provoke stigma with support, or resist classification?” Joanne Limburg writes about the dilemma she faces when filling in forms that ask “Do you consider yourself to be a disabled person?” Joanne was diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD)… [Read More]

dai11y 24/08/2022

24 August 2022

How to write user stories for accessibility Not a particularly long article, but I may as well cut straight to the chase with some examples: As a keyboard-only user, I want to know where I am on the screen so that I can perform an action or navigate to other areas of the site. Or… [Read More]

dai11y 23/08/2022

23 August 2022

It’s Mid-2022 and Browsers (Mostly Safari) Still Break Accessibility via Display Properties Adrian Roselli does some manual testing of the display CSS property – with a particular focus on display: contents – across different browsers, meticulously recording the results here. For the uninitiated, there’s a CSS Tricks article about display: contents. You can apply this… [Read More]

dai11y 16/08/0222

16 August 2022

My War On Animation Article on The Verge, as part of July’s Accessibility Week. The author writes about their experiences navigating the web as someone who finds any animation a stimulatory overload. They acknowledge that there are documented standards for the ‘limits’ of animation on the web, such as keeping gifs to five seconds maximum…. [Read More]

month11y issue 31

12 August 2022

The negative impact of stylised captions on TikTok and Instagram It used to be that there was not enough captioned content on social media. People were posting videos but not captioning them, either because it wasn’t possible on the platform at the time or because they couldn’t be bothered. Auto captioning has become more and… [Read More]

fortnight11y issue 62

12 August 2022

The Hidden History of Screen Readers This lengthy but approachable article by The Verge covers the history of JAWS and NVDA. Ted Henter lost his sight in a car accident in 1978. Losing his job as a racing driver and mechanical engineer, he studied computer science, having to get volunteers to read programming books and… [Read More]

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