WCAG IS DEAD. LONG LIVE WCAG! 😜
WCAG 1.0 will be marked superseded by the end of the year.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.
“I have resigned as the WordPress accessibility team lead. Here is why.”
Hm. As browsers currently drop elements with display contents from the accessibility tree, rendering your content inaccessible, I’d say: Not at all for now.
(Write to your browser vendor to fix that bug!)
♠ “When to use display:contents to improve semantics in your HTML.” Working with CSS Grid occasionally come at a cost and that is semantic markup.
'“Sysadmin” is just another way to say “professional patcher.” It’s like you’re a roofer, but indoors and with different tar.' - #fmjail
New blog post:
“Conferences, Speakers: Please Caption Your Videos”
👉 Your dose of curate weekly links: accessibility tools for colors, to design for colorblind, accessibility general tips, CSS and HSL, CSS grid area, notifications and UX, building design systems and more. https://stephaniewalter.design/blog/pixels-of-the-week-november-11-2018/
Hey there! Just a reminder that there is a Mastodon instance dedicated to accessibility! Join us!
Bad Practices on Phone Number Form Fields >> hum, I don't think you should rely on geolocation to guess phone number country prefix. Current user location might not be the same as prefix (holidays, working in another country) :/ https://uxmovement.com/forms/bad-practices-on-phone-number-form-fields/
I see people who do not practice accessibility again noting how inaccessible #a11y is to ‘outsiders’. A primer: http://adrianroselli.com/2016/11/a11y-accessibility.html
“In Defense of the #a11y Hashtag” by @firstname.lastname@example.org: https://www.customerservant.com/defense-a11y-hashtag/
While having a lot of contrast is important for many aspects of accessible design, if everything has a lot of contrast, nothing has a lot of contrast.
Aria-details is newish. Support is feh. UX is meh.
Good stuff from Scott O’Hey.
new post on current support for aria-details:
I take some dark pleasure in citing accessibility issues on many client's "Diversity" pages. Oh, the irony. #a11y
In choosing which designer or developer to hire, the one with a decent working knowledge of accessibility, wins out everytime. It's that important. All hiring managers should do the same. #a11y
‘Don't steal your user's focus outlines, you wouldn't steal their cursor either’ – @email@example.com #fronteers
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