I have received announcements of two new websites this past week, both of which are related COVID-19 responses and resources, and both of which use one of the many “accessibility plugin/widget/add-on overlays”. Both new sites are promoted as “fully accessible” and of course neither are. One used a widget call… Continue Reading Accessibility Overlays – Make them stop!
Quick Tip: Don’t lock orientation Interfaces should be flexible and adapt to the user’s device and technology. Apps can be programmed so they must be viewed in either landscape or portrait orientation. This can pose significant difficulties for users that cannot physically manipulate the orientation of their device. WCAG 2.1… Continue Reading Web Accessibility Tip for June 2019
Quick Tip: Are “Skip” Links Still Necessary? “Skip to main content” or “skip navigation” links provide a mechanism for keyboard users to jump over repetitive navigation directly to the main content of a page. Headings, ARIA landmarks, HTML5 structural elements (particularly <main>), etc., also provide elements which users can navigate… Continue Reading Web Accessibility Tip for April 2019