Building Accessible Buttons with ARIA: A11y Support Series

Previously Paul J. Adam explained how to build ARIA role="alert" Modal Dialogs in his A11y support series. In his latest post in the series, Paul details how to build another ARIA widget: a simple role="button" UI control. He also explains what screen reader and browser combinations are supported when using other ARIA attributes allowed on role="button." Continue Reading Building Accessible Buttons with ARIA: A11y Support Series

How Deque University is Changing Lives

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A few months back Deque University began offering scholarships to people with disabilities. We now have over 670 recipients who are benefiting from our digital courses on web accessibility. Here is the story of Alex Fatum, one of those scholarship recipients. We'll be sharing more stories like Alex's in the future. Continue Reading How Deque University is Changing Lives

A11y Hacks for the Blind: Navigating GitHub & the W3C

Birkir Gunnarsson is a former Senior Subject Matter Expert for Deque. Recently, he helped form BATS (Blind Accessibility Testers Society), which is dedicated to helping blind web users working in the field of accessibility. This post is a recap of Birkir's contributions to BATS, where he details how to use GitHub with a screenreader and participate in conference calls for the W3C. Continue Reading A11y Hacks for the Blind: Navigating GitHub & the W3C

Real-Time Remote Usability Testing with Screen Reader Users, Part 2: Tips & Tricks

Here's part 2 of Caitlin Geier's 2-part series on remote usability testing with screen readers. In her second post, Caitlin covers important points to remember when setting up, recording, and observing the test. She offers several helpful and practical suggestions to make remote usability testing as easy as possible for both parties. Continue Reading Real-Time Remote Usability Testing with Screen Reader Users, Part 2: Tips & Tricks

Real-Time Remote Usability Testing with Screen Reader Users, Part 1: Practical Overview

This is the first post in Caitlin Geier’s 2-part series, “Tips and Tricks for Real-Time Remote Usability Testing with Screen Readers.” In her introductory post, Caitlin will cover the basics of usability testing, points for consideration and the pros and cons of testing remotely. Continue Reading Real-Time Remote Usability Testing with Screen Reader Users, Part 1: Practical Overview

How to Build WAI-ARIA Modal Alert Dialogs: A11y Support Series

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In the second part of his accessibility support series, Paul Adam explains how to build an accessible widget with ARIA Modal Alert Dialogs. Learn new tricks on building accessible widgets that go above and beyond the recommendations outlined in the WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices. Continue Reading How to Build WAI-ARIA Modal Alert Dialogs: A11y Support Series

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