How Current Design Trends Impact Web Accessibility

“You are not your users.” “Involve people with disabilities in user testing.” “The average user does not exist.” “Design for the extremes, and the middle will take care of itself.” We hear these phrases all the time, yet a lot of people still believe that accessibility is mostly a quality assurance or developer’s responsibility, somethingContinue reading “How Current Design Trends Impact Web Accessibility”

Writing CSS with Accessibility in Mind

An introduction to web accessibility. Tips on how to improve the accessibility of your web sites and apps with CSS. … a lot of things have changed and CSS now gives us an incredible set of tools to style the web. We went from Verdana to Webfonts, from fixed widths to Responsive Web Design, from table-based layouts to Grid, andContinue reading “Writing CSS with Accessibility in Mind”

Accessible website design for users with disabilities lags far behind demand

“The internet is, in essence, broken,” said Todd Bankofier, the CEO of accessibility software company AudioEye. Last week the company announced a partnership with web design firm Dealer Inspire, which makes customer-facing sites for auto retailers, to implement AudioEye’s Ally Toolbar across their entire portfolio. The move “expands our reach immediately, making it much moreContinue reading “Accessible website design for users with disabilities lags far behind demand”

21 Chrome Extensions for Special Needs

21 Chrome Extensions for Struggling Students and Special Needs Technology can be a powerful tool to assist students with special needs or any sort of learning challenge. In particular the Chrome web browser allows users to install a wide variety of web extensions that provide tools that can help all learners, regardless of ability level.InContinue reading “21 Chrome Extensions for Special Needs”

Easy Checks – A First Review of Web Accessibility | (WAI) | W3C

Easy Checks – A First Review of Web Accessibility This page helps you start to assess the accessibility of a web page. With these simple steps, you can get an idea whether or not accessibility is addressed in even the most basic way. These checks cover just a few accessibility issues and are designed toContinue reading “Easy Checks – A First Review of Web Accessibility | (WAI) | W3C”

An Introduction to the Reduced Motion Media Query | CSS-Tricks

The open web’s success is built on interoperable technologies. The ability to control animation now exists alongside important features such as zooming content, installing extensions, enabling high contrast display, loading custom stylesheets, or disabling JavaScript. Sites all too often inundate their audiences with automatically playing, battery-draining, resource-hogging animations. The need for people being able toContinue reading “An Introduction to the Reduced Motion Media Query | CSS-Tricks”

How to Make Your Website Accessible to People Who Use a Screen Magnifier

There’s a lot of content out there on how to make your website accessible. But I haven’t seen much on the subject of accessibility to users of screen magnifiers. I’m one of them, and I frequently run into annoying issues on the web.In this article, I’ll give some tips on how you can make yourContinue reading “How to Make Your Website Accessible to People Who Use a Screen Magnifier”

AccessibleTech – Section 508 Explained

I. Introduction The primary goal of Accessibility is to make certain that Information Systems can be used by people with disabilities.  A properly implemented system will provide access to information to people that use assistive technologies and it will increase usability for everybody. This is due to the fact that most accessible rules one wayContinue reading “AccessibleTech – Section 508 Explained”

WCAG – Quick Facts and Guide – Hurix Digital

This is how WCAG guidelines help. The standard Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (version – WCAG 2.0) is a set of rules that defines how to make web or online content more accessible, especially to people who are differently-abled. ‘Accessibility’ here could involve a wide range of limitations, including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, language, learning, andContinue reading “WCAG – Quick Facts and Guide – Hurix Digital”