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…
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.
All of the things you said
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.
When your name’s with the best
Will my name be on your guest list?
Morrissey, “Lucky Lisp”
Some contents require special structure and preparation. These should then also be packaged in the HTML elements provided for this purpose. Every text editor of a modern content management system or blog software helps you to do this without having to understand the exact syntax.