Five Ways in Which Artificial Intelligence Changes the Face of Web Accessibility

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is all the rage right now. Chances are your news feeds and social media timelines are filled with articles predicting how AI will change the way we will interact with the world around us. Everything from the way we consume content, conduct business, interact with our peers, transport ourselves, and earn a living is going to be affected by AI-related innovations. The… Continue Reading Five Ways in Which Artificial Intelligence Changes the Face of Web Accessibility

Writing Automated Tests for Accessibility

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Web accessibility is all about making sites and applications that everyone can use, especially people with disabilities. With a rather large list of competing priorities when building for the web, from accessibility to performance to security, it makes sense to automate parts of the process. Manual testing is a necessity for accessibility, however, a certain amount of the effort can and should be spent on… Continue Reading Writing Automated Tests for Accessibility

Accessibility for Mobile Web: Fixing Pinch to Zoom

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Hey, everyone! Let's talk a little bit about pinch to zoom on a mobile device. A key feature of mobile browsing is being able to zoom in to read content and then to zoom out to locate content on the page. Sadly, there is a misconception among responsive developers and designers that a properly implemented responsive web design site doesn't need to allow zooming. I want… Continue Reading Accessibility for Mobile Web: Fixing Pinch to Zoom

How to Implement the UI-Adjustable-Trait Design Pattern

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Hey, everyone! In this week's video I discussed the UI adjustable trait. I recently gave a presentation regarding the UI adjustable trait design pattern at the Bay Area Accessibility Camp by LinkedIn and Microsoft. It was a really great experience and I was able to demo this cool design pattern, but I didn't have a chance to talk about how and when it should be… Continue Reading How to Implement the UI-Adjustable-Trait Design Pattern

Microsoft selects Deque’s aXe for Sonarwhal Project

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Earlier this year, Microsoft debuted their Sonarwhal project, dubbed a "linting tool for the web", which they donated to the JavaScript Foundation. As a community project, Sonarwhal encourages developers to test for accessibility early in the development process using Deque's axe-core library under the hood, in addition to rules for interoperability, security, and performance. We're thrilled to see our work leveraged in open source projects… Continue Reading Microsoft selects Deque’s aXe for Sonarwhal Project

Intro to the Accessibility Inspector Tool for iOS Native Apps

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In last week's video, I forecasted that I would wrap-up the three-part series on Android Accessibility APIs and build my own version of how to properly make a layout accessibility focusable. However, I have been traveling to accessibility camps and have not had the time to code this example. So instead, this week I will answer a question I had seen come up in my previous webinar… Continue Reading Intro to the Accessibility Inspector Tool for iOS Native Apps

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