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Category: HTML and CSS


20. August 11

Interpreting WCAG 2.0
Text resizing: Why page zoom is not good enough - or is it? (update 10 January 2012)

What do you need to do to ensure that users can resize the text on your web page? A quick look at WCAG's "How to meet 1.4.4 (Resize Text)" suggests that relying on browsers' page zoom is sufficient. So far, failure F69 has given us reason also to require text-only resizing to work. Now WCAG WG has announced an overhaul of F69.   [more] zu: Interpreting WCAG 2.0 - Text resizing: Why page zoom is not good enough - or is it? (update 10 January 2012)

HTML and CSS, WCAG, BITV, User needs

 

04. August 11

Tests
The accessibility of Facebook

We have investigated the accessibility of Facebook in three subsequent "Tests of the Month" (May, June and July 2011). This article sums up the main findings.   [more] zu: Tests - The accessibility of Facebook

Tests, HTML and CSS, JavaScript, WAI-ARIA, Web applications

 

04. August 11

Tests
The accessibility of Facebook, Part 3: Daily use

The third and final Facebook test looks at activities in daily use, such as finding friends or sending status messages. How does Facebook fare here, in terms of accessibility?   [more] zu: Tests - The accessibility of Facebook, Part 3: Daily use

Tests, HTML and CSS, JavaScript, WAI-ARIA, Web applications

 

04. July 11

Tests
The case for text-only resizing: a look at twenty online news sites

One requirement of WCAG 2.0 is that text can be resized by 200% without the loss of content or functionality. In this article, we look at twenty online news portals ans online newspapers to check how well text resizing is currently supported.   [more] zu: Tests - The case for text-only resizing: a look at twenty online news sites

Tests, HTML and CSS, User needs

 

29. June 11

Tests
The accessibility of Facebook, Part 2: Account and Profile Settings

Part 1 of our Facebook test focused on the initial registration process. In the second part of our test, we investigate whether customising account and profile settings causes accessibility issues.   [more] zu: Tests - The accessibility of Facebook, Part 2: Account and Profile Settings

Tests, HTML and CSS, WAI-ARIA, Web applications

 

20. June 11

Dynamic content
Dealing with hidden content: what is best for screen reader users?

A recent article by Aaron Gustafson on "A list apart" raised the interesting issue whether content hidden through JavaScript should also be hidden for screen reader users. We would like to pick up the debate where it broke off.   [more] zu: Dynamic content - Dealing with hidden content: what is best for screen reader users?

Assistive technology, HTML and CSS, JavaScript, WAI-ARIA

 

30. May 11

Tests
The accessibility of Facebook, Part 1: Registration

How accessible is Facebook for users with disabilities? We have set up three tests to find out. In our first test, we look at the Facebook registration process.   [more] zu: Tests - The accessibility of Facebook, Part 1: Registration

HTML and CSS, Web applications, JavaScript, WAI-ARIA

 

16. February 11

Accessible web applications
Structuring forms for better accessibility

Many form design tutorials do not cover aspects of accessibility. This article therefore takes a closer look at the way blind and visually impaired users interact with forms, and gives recommendations for sound structural mark-up.   [more] zu: Accessible web applications - Structuring forms for better accessibility

HTML and CSS, WCAG, Assistive technology

 

15. September 10

Dynamic content
Accessible lightboxes?

Lightboxes have become widespread. Where once we would see a new window or a system dialogue pop up, we now see the background darken and a lightbox unfold. Can lightboxes be implemented in an accessible way?   [more] zu: Dynamic content - Accessible lightboxes?

HTML and CSS, JavaScript, Assistive technology

 

28. April 10

Dynamic content
Accessible flyout calendars

Many web sites use calendars to provide a timeline of events as a narrow visual grid, often in a side column. While this format is not well suited for blind and visually impaired users, the right structural mark-up can make such calendars more accessible.   [more] zu: Dynamic content - Accessible flyout calendars

HTML and CSS, JavaScript, Assistive technology