30 Helpful Resources for Improving Mobile and Web Accessibility

Creating accessible apps and websites is everyone’s responsibility, from designers and content strategists to developers and testers. Adopting accessibility practices into your workflow will make accessibility an inherent part of your process, no matter your role, and ultimately lead to a better product. To help you create apps and sites that everyone can use, weContinue reading “30 Helpful Resources for Improving Mobile and Web Accessibility”

Accessible Dynamic Links

Although hyperlinks are the soul of the World Wide Web, it’s worth using them in moderation. Too many links becomes a barrier for visitors navigating their way through a page. This difficulty is multiplied when the visitor is using assistive technology, or is using a keyboard; being able to skip over a block of linksContinue reading “Accessible Dynamic Links”

On Link Underlines | Adrian Roselli

It is amazing to me how this suggestion causes so much angst and fighting. Designers often argue that they look ugly, some users claim they are distracting, others even claim they reduce accessibility. I’ve tried to gather some information here to allow you to make your own judgment, which may or may not end upContinue reading “On Link Underlines | Adrian Roselli”

Links and accessibility – AccessibilityOz

An extract of this article appears on Sitepoint called ‘Making Accessible Links: 15 Golden Rules for Developers‘. Introduction – Links. It’s a lot more than just avoiding “click here”. And, to my eternal shame, WCAG2 even allows “click here” as a valid technique for link text (see Example 1 in Technique G53). WCAG2 is all aboutContinue reading “Links and accessibility – AccessibilityOz”

Accessible media preview from CSUN 

The annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (commonly known as CSUN) starts on 21 March in San Diego, California. This year there is significant coverage around accessible media. Media Access Australia’s CEO, Alex Varley, previews some personal highlights. … A detailed program of the presentations covering technology for disabled people is on the CSUNContinue reading “Accessible media preview from CSUN “

Why Your Links Need a Hover Effect – UX Movement

Links contain text, but they should never look like text. When users read a web page, they need to be able to distinguish what’s clickable. If your links don’t have enough contrast, users could miss them.Color is Not Enough for the Colorblind Most sites make their links a different color from their text. But that’sContinue reading “Why Your Links Need a Hover Effect – UX Movement”

“Learn More” Links: You Can Do Better

Summary: The phrase ‘Learn More’ is increasingly used as a crutch for link labels. But the text has poor information scent and is bad for accessibility. With a little effort, transform this filler copy into descriptive labels that help users confidently predict what the next page will be. Some trends are subtler than others. MuchContinue reading ““Learn More” Links: You Can Do Better”

Why Your Links Should Never Say “Click Here” – Smashing Magazine

Have you ever wanted your users to click a link but didn’t know how to get them to act? When some designers run into this problem, they’re tempted to use the words “Click here” on their links. Before giving in to the temptation, you should know how using these words on a link can affectContinue reading “Why Your Links Should Never Say “Click Here” – Smashing Magazine”