Designing Accessible Experiences at Scale

When we talk about scale, we think about systems, organizational patterns, and ways to optimize design. We want to make it easy for everyone who works in product to contribute. Most organizations use a single source of truth to organize components known as a design system. Design systems are the secret sauce to scale andContinue reading “Designing Accessible Experiences at Scale”

Hear a sound after saying “Ok Google” on Google Home device

When Google Home hears the hotword (“OK Google” or “Hey Google”), it records what you say and sends the recording to Google to fulfill your request. To hear a brief sound at the start and/or end of your request: Make sure your mobile device or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi as your Google HomeContinue reading “Hear a sound after saying “Ok Google” on Google Home device”

CSS Lists, Markers, And Counters

There is more to styling lists in CSS than you might think. In this article, Rachel starts by looking at lists in CSS, and moving onto some interesting features defined in the CSS Lists specification — markers and counters.   Lists in CSS have particular properties which give us the standard list styling we expect.Continue reading “CSS Lists, Markers, And Counters”

Do your web pages pass these 10 quality tests?

How do you know if your web content is great? Check your pages against these 10 golden tests for quality web content. If your web team needs a set of principles to guide decisions on what content can go on your site, we recommend this checklist as your starting point. 1. The 3-second test CanContinue reading “Do your web pages pass these 10 quality tests?”

Teach Access Portal

“The Teach Access initiative has launched a set of best practices for the disciplines responsible for making mobile apps and websites accessible. This tutorial will provide basic training for developers and designers, with more disciplines to come. If you are new to accessibility, you’ve come to the right place – the tutorial will help youContinue reading “Teach Access Portal”

WebAIM: The WebAIM Million – An accessibility analysis of the top 1,000,000 home pages

Introduction In February 2019, WebAIM conducted an evaluation of the home pages for the top 1,000,000 web sites using the WAVE stand-alone API (with additional tools to collect site technology parameters). While this research focuses only on automatically detectable issues, the results paint a rather dismal picture of the current state of web accessibility. …Continue reading “WebAIM: The WebAIM Million – An accessibility analysis of the top 1,000,000 home pages”

Solid Vs. Outline Icons: Which Are Faster to Recognize?

When building a mobile app, there comes a time when you have to decide whether to use solid or outline icons. Which style is better for user experience? Some think the difference between them is just a matter of preference, but research shows there’s more to it than that–one style has a faster recognition rateContinue reading “Solid Vs. Outline Icons: Which Are Faster to Recognize?”

RT @goodwitch: OMG! Creatability is mind blowing. AI, art, music, #a11y I’m in love! https://t.co/MDn5Y5VIER

OMG! Creatability is mind blowing. AI, art, music, #a11y I’m in love! https://t.co/MDn5Y5VIER — Glenda Sims (@goodwitch) October 26, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js from Twitter https://twitter.com/dnwallace