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.
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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.
This is such an amazing post I wanted to highlight the whole thing. But this pretty much sums it up for me…
[I]t’s time to resurrect the Golden Rule. Let’s all take a breath, shake it off, and declare a do-over. Let’s start listening to each other, especially when we disagree. Let’s value our differences instead of vilifying each other for them. Let’s be inclusive and kind. Let’s be compassionate and empathetic to the plights of others. Let’s be human beings. Because we’re never going to get anywhere if we continue to treat each other like garbage.
Super simple advice from Jake. Follow it!
I’ve often wondered the same thing.
Note: This post is a rant, but it’s an important rant to make publicly.
This post is full of so much awesome!
If you use Jekyll or Octopress, you might find this rather elegant setup handy.
Accessibility checkers are all over the map.
And the abandonment of icon fonts continues…
This is an interesting finding in the realm of accessibility: ARIA being harmful to the experience. As I understand it, the WAI’s recommended interaction and tab flow stems from the way people using AT would tab through traditional desktop interfaces (e.g., Windows). I wonder if, as more people use the Web as their primary means of interacting with software, those mappings have become less relevant, either through loss of muscle memory in the case of long-time AT users or a lack of awareness for those who’ve only used AT since the advent of the Web and Web-based interactions (i.e., folks who’ve never had to navigate their way through complex interfaces like Windows’ Device Manager).