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Accessibility Techniques WCAG

Issues that don’t fail 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value

I run across a lot (and when I say a lot… I mean A LOT) of 4.1.2 bugs that have an inaccurate understanding of the success criterion. Here are some common bugs and some clarification. This is a living document and will be updated periodically. Some things to remember about this is that 4.1.2 Name, […]

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Accessibility Bugs Organization Research

Where to Search For or File Accessibility Bugs

Browser Bugs Firefox Edge Safari (Webkit) IE11 Chrome Screen Reader Bugs NVDA JAWS VoiceOver (MacOS) VoiceOver (iOS) Talkback Other notable bug repositories WCAG

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Accessibility Research

Research: Carousel

Note: This page is to provide examples from different Design Systems for testing. The accessibility of the resources linked below may change over time. The controls may be amazing or not. This is not advocating for the quality of the accessible experience. Most Design Systems do not include Carousels, because Carousels are notoriously bad for […]

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Accessibility Research

Research: Alerts and Alertdialogs

Note: This page is to provide examples from different Design Systems for testing. The accessibility of the resources linked below may change over time. The controls may be amazing or not. This is not advocating for the quality of the accessible experience. An alert is an “assertive live region” that is not required to receive […]

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Accessibility Activism Usability

Biden’s Administration makes accessibility a priority.

It’s not something that makes top headlines, but the official White House website and some others have undergone a significant change to make them more accessible. This is an exciting and necessary change that reverses Trumps efforts to minimize and downplay the necessity of accessible experiences. The Biden Administration has brought accessibility into focus. This […]

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Accessibility Testing WCAG

WCAG 2.2 is in Working Draft

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) has released a working draft for version 2.2 of the guidelines. It adds 9 new requirements. As of the writing of this article, you can and should review and comment on the new requirements. The following Success Criteria are new in WCAG 2.2: Accessible Authentication Dragging Findable Help Fixed Reference […]

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Accessibility Testing WCAG WCAG Success Criterion

WCAG 3.0 is in Working Draft

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) has released a working draft for version 3.0 of the guidelines. It is vastly different from the 2.1 version of the guidelines. This appears to be a redesign and redefinition of the guidelines from the ground up. You can access the version 3 guidelines on the w3.org website.

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Accessibility Techniques Usability

UI Placement in Content

It comes up sometimes in my work about where to place UI within content. There are some simple guiding principles that we should adhere to when placing UI within the content. These are best practices, as with all best practices, there are sometimes rare exceptions to the rule. Place UI that controls or interacts with […]

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Accessibility Activism

Juneteenth: Empowerment to the People!

What you need to know about Black People, Disability, and Accessibility. Angela Hooker is my manager at Microsoft. She is a wonderful black woman with a disability who contributes to the accessible culture and leadership at Microsoft. She has a unique and necessary voice during these times. I hope you will enjoy the video as […]

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Accessibility Low Vision Usability Vision

How High Contrast Mode works

This is just a quick primer on how Windows High Contrast Mode (HCM) works. It is not exhaustive, but should give you a base understanding. Basically, text, border and background colors are replaced. They are not removed, which is a pretty common misconception. Colors At a very simple level, High Contrast Mode replaces all of […]