But you’re in the wrong skin
And the skin that you’re in says
Oh, let it begin
And earth is the loneliest planet of all
Morrissey, “Earth Is The Loneliest Planet”
So you want to start a web project and accessibility is one of its core requirements? Here is an overview of stuff you might want to consider before you write a single line of code. Those are things I came across with a lot of web projects and I wished I had considered earlier.
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…
The pressure to change, to move on
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?
I was looking for a job, and then I found a job
And heaven knows I’m miserable now
The Smiths, “Heaven knows I’m miserable now”
Yesterday the professional association of experts for accessibility indroduced itself to the public in a brief online conference.
If I smile
Do not be swayed
I simply serve the public image
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.