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I'm Martin Mengele, a web developer from Germany, living in Switzerland. I’m working as a frontend developer and consultant for accessibility. 🎱 Want to know more about me?

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Martin

Indecisive Skip Links and their Targets – the Renaissance of the <hr> Element

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Do not forget
They tried to turn you
Into a public target

Morrissey, “I am not a Dog on a Chain”

Sometimes, it is easy to identify the position of skip links. Mostly when content blocks follow with a lot of interactive elements, or just a lot of content. But what about their target? Do you always know where to skip to? Do you know what follows your widget, component or element? There are many articles about skip links, but none about their targets. Maybe this is the first…

Inaccessibility Warnings in the Browser anyone?

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The pressure to change, to move on
Was strange
And very strong
So this is why I tell you
I really do understand

Morrissey, “I don’t mind if you forget me”

A current and ongoing study by Webaim found out, that 98,1% of the top 1000000 websites around the world have machine detectable accessibility errors. They just all fail the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2. Why is that so? And what can we do about it?

Accessible Content – Part 5: accessible Graphics

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If I smile
Do not be swayed
I simply serve the public image

Morrissey, “Disappointed”

Graphics as such cannot be grasped by blind people unless they are described and explained with text. People who are visually impaired (tunnel vision, colour blindness) may not be able to easily perceive the meaning of the graphics.

Accessible Content – Part 4: meaningful Link Texts

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All of the things you said
So meaningful
They are all so suddenly meaningless

Morrissey, “Roy’s Keen”

Links are the foundation of the web. They are the essence of modern information. This is why it is important to follow some easy rules to guarantee a good link user experience.