Tag: accessibility

There is no character limit for “alt text”

When you search for alternative text length on the internet , there seems to be a pretty common understanding that “some screen readers” truncate alternative text[^ Note that many people use the phrase “alt text”, because the “traditional” way to use alternative text is through …

No Accessibility Without Disabilities

People who are tasked with remediating accessibility often have little experience of how people with disabilities actually use the web. This leads to overcomplicated solutions, as they underestimate the capabilities of disabled people. A few years ago, I talked to a person new …

Accessible CSS Generated Content

CSS generated content  can have unintended side-consequences. As Andy Clarke discovered recently ,  data-  attributes he used as a way to transfer content into CSS for visual purposes are not translated using built-in browser functionality. His[^ Note that this is …

Much Ado About No Lists

In the past two days, people noticed that VoiceOver (VO) on top of Safari is not reading list semantics when the list is not styled in a list-like fashion. First things first: What does it mean for me as a web developer that Safari is not reading lists when it doesn't look like …

Speaking at… Accessing Higher Ground

I’m happy to announce here that I will be speaking at Accessing Higher Ground in November, representing Knowbility . The conference is in Westminster, Colorado and coins itself as an “Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference”. I will do two three-hour long workshops: …