This post includes a few excellent ways to add context for “headless” UIs. I use quite a few of these approaches on this very site and they’ve proven quite useful.
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An excellent rebuttal to a post from Simple Accessible that denounced ARIA’s tabbed interface guidelines.
This is a great post of Alex on why Service Workers trump AppCache when it comes to creating a good user experience.
My rather lengthy chat with Emily Lewis & Lea Alcantara on progressive enhancement and all things web design.
This post hits on a lot of the same topics I talk about in Adaptive Web Design and my progressive enhancement talks and workshops: experience can and should be built in layers because it is experienced in them.
Apps in the Windows Store can now be flagged as accessible on submission. Not sure if anyone is validating these claims, but my guess is that they will if it becomes abused. Regardless, I’m excited to see Microsoft take this step to make it easier for folks who need it to find accessible apps.
This is an excellent walkthrough on how to evaluate color combinations for contrast. It also includes recommendations for inclusion in your style guide.
Luke McGrath has a great, humane summary of WCAG 2.0 as a checklist. You should check it out.
Focus management is one of those “fun” things we deal with when building websites. This straightforward article gives a bit of an introduction to how you might want to handle it.
Lots of great business cases and approaches for accessibility in here.
If you need a stat to bowl someone over with, I’d reach for this little factoid: £212bn is the estimated combined income of UK households with a disabled person.