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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 […]

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Accessibility Organization

Accessibility for Teams

The General Services Administration (GSA) has a great resource that outlines the responsibility for accessibility based on the roles that they have on their respective team. I would encourage you to check out the “Accessibility for Teams” website for more information.

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Accessibility Testing

Testing Resources

Test Samples HTML Element test file index My Codepen with test cases Automated browser testing AXE (Accessibility for Development Teams) ARC Toolkit (Accessibility Resource Center) Accessibility Insights AMP (Accessibility Management Platform) Tools for manual testing ANDI  (Accessible Name & Description Inspector) Accessibility Insights Screen Readers JAWS (Job Access With Speech) NVDA (Non-Visual Desktop Access) VoiceOver (mac screen reader) […]

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Accessibility Cognitive Techniques Uncategorized Usability WCAG Concepts

Reducing Motion

Using motion on your website can be helpful for some and harmful to others. There’s a delicate balance that should be considered when creating a website that includes motion. Animations, or blinking and moving content can quickly shift from helpful to harmful in the blink of an eye. This topic affects me personally for two […]

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Accessibility Blindness Cognitive Low Vision Types of Disabilities Uncategorized Vision WCAG WCAG Success Criterion

Status Messages (4.1.3 AA)

Who is it for? This is for users who cannot percieve the entire page. This includes users that have a screen magnifier running, those that have resized the text, that What is important to know? A very important thing that most people get wrong about this criterion is that it doesn’t require that we add […]

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Accessibility Usability

Is there a minimum font size?

From a compliance perspective, WCAG and other standards are silent on this issue. What they do indicate is that fonts must be able to be resized or manipulated to meet the users unique needs. That leaves us with a bit of a problem, because a 1 pixel x 1 pixel (px) font would pass WCAG. […]