This brief post includes some great tips on writing for readers, regardless of their actual age or reading level.
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A new version of the NVDA screen reader came out just before the holidays and features better Windows 10 integration (including better Edge support).
A great set of tutorials from the Web Accessibility Initiative. I can’t wait to see this grow!
Why should you care?
Inclusive language acknowledges diversity, conveys respect to all people, is sensitive to differences, and promotes equal opportunities.
This will be based on the Mozilla feature.
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A quick and dirty overview of how to make Accessible Rich Internet Applications.
I love stuff like this!
Imagine you are working on a website design, and have just completed a usability test with 20 users. One task involved using the website’s search function, so you now have a numerical measurement of how many users were able to find and use the search function.
The task results could be stated in 2 different ways:
- 4 out of 20 users could not find the search function on the website.
- 16 out of 20 users found the search function on the website.
Logically, both of these statements describe exactly the same result, which is an objective data point. But if you’re like most people, the conclusions you come to might be very different depending on which phrasing is used.
Biases affect our work; awareness helps us mitigate them, to a degree.
Some great tips in here.
HTML5 validation is finally coming to WebKit and Safari! Hooray!