Accessibility

Accessibility and inclusive design should be the first considerations when designing a digital product, service or website. A full list of categories is also available.

  1. If it’s not progressively enhanced, it’s not accessible

    Article posted 6th November 2019 in Accessibility

    In his latest article, Adam Silver summarises the many ways JavaScript can fail, which, to me, is an accessibilty issue.

  2. Colour contrast on tempertemper.net

    Article posted 14th October 2019 in Accessibility

    Colour contrast on my site now meets WCAG AAA, in light or dark mode. There have been compromises but, if it’s more useable, I’m happy to make them.

  3. Years in, the accessibility learning curve continues

    Article posted 5th September 2019 in Accessibility and Development

    I’ve cared about accessibility for as long as I’ve been working in the web and, even after all these years, I still enjoy learning new things.

  4. What’s emphasis and what’s not

    Article posted 24th June 2019 in Accessibility and Development

    Semantic HTML is hard. We stopped using <i> and <b> elements in favour of <em> and <strong>, but are <i> and <b> still useful?

  5. Implicit ARIA landmark roles

    Article posted 14th June 2019 in Accessibility and Development

    ARIA landmarks give a screen reader user an easy way to orient themselves on a web page. Implicit roles are also great. Except when they’re not.

  6. Reducing motion

    Article posted 30th May 2019 in Accessibility, Design and Development

    Accessibility is important, so I’ve taken steps to minimise animation on my site, and even removed it completely for those who ‘prefer reduce motion’.

  7. Design and build for the worst case scenario

    Resource posted 29th June 2015 in Accessibility, Performance and Search

    Performance matters. If your website loads slowly it could be costing you business, so make sure it works for even the slowest of internet connections

  8. Mobile friendly markers

    Resource posted 6th April 2015 in Accessibility and Search

    You might have noticed that if you search for something on Google on your phone there’s a new ‘Mobile friendly’ label.

  9. Why I changed my baseline

    Resource posted 6th March 2014 in Accessibility and Content

    Every site I build is now mobile friendly and allows the editing of all content by default. This is for a few very good reasons.

  10. Should you go responsive?

    Resource posted 19th November 2012 in Accessibility

    Responsive web design is when the content of your website is laid out differently, depending on the size of the screen your visitor is using. Catering

  11. Disability on the web

    Resource posted 3rd November 2012 in Accessibility

    Just like in ‘real’ life, your visitors come in all shapes and sizes. Inclusivity is—rightly—front and centre for businesses these days.

  12. Image alt text

    Resource posted 28th August 2012 in Accessibility and Content

    Useful ‘alt’ text on images will not only keep your visitors happy but has happy knock-on effect on your search engine ranking.

  13. Older browsers

    Resource posted 26th August 2011 in Accessibility

    Some visitors to your site will use out of date browsers. Is it worth catering for these visitors? Here’s how to make an informed decision.

  14. Do I need a mobile website?

    Resource posted 28th July 2011 in Accessibility

    One of the biggest changes in recent years has been the use of smartphones. How should your website cater for these devices?

  15. What’s in a browser?

    Resource posted 27th July 2011 in Accessibility

    So what’s all this fuss about Internet Browsers? Maybe you, like a lot of people, you didn’t realise there was a choice…

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