HTML5 Landmarks exposed: scottohara.me/blog/2019/04/05/

A break down of browser and screen reader support (and gap filling) for exposing HTML5 landmarks.

Accidentally left NVDA on while logging in to a client's JavaScript-heavy CMS, the browser almost crashed. Reminded me of this: enormous DOMs and lots of JS parsing impact screenreader performance.

BTW, all the ARIA table roles effectively quadruple the weight of the HTML, double the weight of the CSS.

A reminder to all to check out the fantastic articles being posted on 24 Accessibility this month. So many wonderful and inspiring reads about digital inclusion and accessibility!

24a11y.com/

If you think CSS is hard, good, tell your boss. Perhaps then frontend devs that focus on HTML and CSS will get the same respect and pay as those that focus on JS.

Use highlight.js for syntax highlighting on your website? a11y-dark and a11y-light are now available as themes! WCAG AA compliant for color contrast, including Windows High Contrast Mode support. github.com/highlightjs/highlig

any ios devs interested in helping build a mastodon client?

UI design ready, just needs implementing

paid gig. dm for more info 👀

Surprise, proper semantic & structural HTML (with lessons from AT) can better position you for future conversational UIs. alistapart.com/article/convers

WCAG IS DEAD. LONG LIVE WCAG! 😜

lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w

WCAG 1.0 will be marked superseded by the end of the year. WCAG 2.1 is a nice and important modern update to WCAG 2.0.

If you always wanted to get into accessibility, this is a great time.

the csswg said if this toot gets 5000 boosts we can have container queries

Following #AEACHI #a11y talk, seeing good overlap with Inclusive Design Principles from @LeonieWatson@twitter.com @iheni@twitter.com @IanPouncey@twitter.com @heydonworks@twitter.com:
inclusivedesignprinciples.org/

See replies on this tweet, note how few people seemed to read it and get the Data Saver mode bit with option to load.
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"Google may start disabling Javascript on 2G connections in Chrome when Data Saver is switched on". androidpolice.com/2018/08/23/c
twitter.com/poshaughnessy/stat

Takeaways:
• PE still matters;
• not everyone surfs like you;
• people barely read headlines;
• assume tweets will be deleted, so link to source.

Also I'm thinking about paying someone to translate 2 big technical articles to French, because I don't have time to do it, but I think it's important this content gets available to FR speaking people struggling with EN. Any idea of EN>FR translation fees per word?

I put out a weekly newsletter with some friends that highlights weird and cool internet things. I'd love it if you gave it a read, here's this week's issue: tinyletter.com/hot-garbage/let

The cool thing about having a technology job is you get to learn how technology works. The bad thing about having a technology job is you get to learn how technology works.

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