Chris Ashton

week11y issue 140

27 January 2023

Top 10 Accessibility News of 2022 This is a round-up of last year’s “most talked about” accessibility news stories, brought to you by Equal Entry (who also have a newsletter you should subscribe to!). I won’t regurgitate the whole list, which is quite US-centric, but there are some interesting items that were actually completely new… [Read More]

week11y issue 139

20 January 2023

5 takeaways from screen reader usability interviews Frontend developer Jess Budd shares five things they’ve learned from user testing with screen reader users. Google’s ‘Guided Frame’ helps visually impaired users shoot better pictures This article has been in my bookmarks since the Pixel 7 launch event on October 6th, 2022. Google announced “a number of… [Read More]

week11y issue 138

13 January 2023

EA shares more accessibility patents Electronic Arts – the games developer – unveiled its “accessibility patent pledge” in August 2021. Its purpose is to “create a collective” among games developers, to improve accessibility for disabled players. It originally shared 5 patents through the pledge: In late 2022 they added 6 more: Finally, EA has open-sourced Fonttik,… [Read More]

week11y issue 137

06 January 2023

Welcome to the first week11y of 2023! I’ve had a nice little break from the newsletter, but am looking forward to getting going again. But first: a big thank you to everyone who completed my survey. It’s really useful knowing what’s most important to you (so much so that I’ll leave it open, in case… [Read More]

week11y issue 136

16 December 2022

We’re fast approaching Christmas, and I have a gift for you. You can shape the future direction of this newsletter by filling in my survey! It would really help me to understand what you like or don’t like, which subjects you’d like to read more about, all that lovely stuff. All I Want for Christmas… [Read More]

week11y issue 135

09 December 2022

Lefty dentists and inclusive design An article about the barriers faced by left-handed dentists, in what the article author, Robert Stribley, calls “a failure of inclusive design”. Robert’s dentist immediately “became a better dentist” after graduating dental school, as they were able to set up their working environment to best suit them. Barriers occur in… [Read More]

week11y issue 134

25 November 2022

Why you should never use px to set font-size in CSS Josh Collinsworth dispels the myth that it doesn’t matter whether you use px, em or rem for your font sizes. Whilst px stands for “pixels”, it no longer translates into physical pixels on the screen, as browsers scale up pixels on higher resolution screens…. [Read More]

week11y issue 133

18 November 2022

What Does X% of Issues Mean? Adrian Roselli ponders what tools mean when they claim to find up to X% of issues. What do “issues” mean in this context? He ran a Twitter poll with a few options; most people interpreted “issues” to mean ‘issues validating against the 78 Success Criteria from WCAG 2.1’. But… [Read More]

week11y issue 132

04 November 2022

‘Accessibility at the Edge’ W3C CG Is an Overlay Smoke Screen Adrian Roselli brings attention to the Accessibility at the Edge community group, hosted on People would be forgiven for assuming that such groups are supported by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), but Adrian talks us through the process, which requires just five… [Read More]

week11y issue 131

28 October 2022

A First Look at the Websites and Software Applications Accessibility Act Bill The “Websites and Software Applications Accessibility Act” (or #A11yAct) has been put forward to the United States Congress. If it succeeds, it will build on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Its aim is to lead to clearer regulations for digital accessibility requirements… [Read More]