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Uncategorized WCAG WCAG Success Criterion

Text Spacing (1.4.12 AA)

Who is it for? People with cognitive, reading or low vision disabilities benefit from this requirement. The ability to customize the text to meet their needs is important. What is important to know? This is important for a very large portion of our users. 🙂 How do I code it? So this one is pretty […]

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Uncategorized WCAG WCAG Success Criterion

Identify Input Purpose (1.3.5 AA)

The purpose of each input field collecting information about the user can be programmatically determined when: The input field serves a purpose identified in the Input Purposes for User Interface Components section; and The content is implemented using technologies with support for identifying the expected meaning for form input data. Identify Input Purpose (WCAG Definition) Who is it […]

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Techniques

An accessible loading spinner for all users

I’ve been playing around with loading spinners (not fidget spinners) recently and wanted to investigate how to make a spinner that is accessible to the widest range of users. Optimizing for screen readers At first, I wanted to ensure that users that had a screen reader could understand that the page was loading without the […]

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Uncategorized WCAG WCAG Success Criterion

Reflow (1.4.10 AA)

Content can be presented without loss of information or functionality, and without requiring scrolling in two dimensions for: Vertical scrolling content at a width equivalent to 320 CSS pixels; Horizontal scrolling content at a height equivalent to 256 CSS pixels. Except for parts of the content which require two-dimensional layout for usage or meaning. Understanding Success Criterion […]

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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. […]

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Podcast

Sucker for a love story…

I really enjoyed this episode of “This is Love”. While it does focus primarily on the relationship of a couple who is blind, pay close attention to some of the content that is said.  At one point during the podcast the husband makes a comment that people think of him as some sort of saint […]

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Activism Social Model

The Rolling Quads: Ed Roberts

One of the people who regularly inspires me to be more of an activist in my approach to making the world more accessible is Ed Roberts.  Termed “the father of the independent living movement”, Ed was instrumental in the first official city wide adoption of curb cuts in Berkley and a champion of the disability […]

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Daily Read

Accessibility is not a feature

This is a great read for project managers. Accessibility is Not a Feature, Ethan Marcotte