Are you worried about 508 compliance? Do you have questions about how to meet web accessibility guidelines? Do you wonder what "ADA" and "WCAG" stand for? Here is a set of questions and answers that may help. I am commonly asked these questions. ...continue reading The “How not to get sued for inaccessibility” Q&A
It's a common misconception that web accessibility can be ignored until development is almost complete, and then we can ask the developer to step in and fix all of the accessibility issues.
This is completely wrong. ...continue reading Creating accessible experiences starts with experience design
If you read my recent post Usability should include accessibility, then you already know that I am struggling with our definitions of things like usability, when so many websites that are recognized as being usable are not accessible for people with disabilities. It seems like we should be replacing the word "usable" with the phrase "usable for people who can operate a mouse and have good vision." Is that last thing something to necessarily celebrate? ...continue reading Why accessibility compliance should be a criterion in web design awards
This article is part 2 of my series, how to do an accessibility audit. It will give you step-by-step instructions to test a complete website for accessibility compliance. It assumes that the website you are testing meets the following criteria:
- The website has a content management system
- The website consists of a set of templates and components that are reused across the site.
If you have found this page, you must be looking for a way to ensure the content you put online is accessible. Congratulations. In this post, I will show you some quick tests you can do to accomplish this.
If you care about your web content being accessible, try accessing it with a screen reader. Learning to use a screen reader is easier than ever. Both Windows and Mac operating systems (OS) have free screen readers available. This article refers to the Mac OS built-in screen reader, VoiceOver.
...continue reading How to use the VoiceOver screen reader
With this post I am bringing together some resources that I've been using for years, and sharing with my team. All developers will benefit from familiarizing themselves with these techniques. ...continue reading Accessible development resources…and one important tip