Scaling Accessibility with WorldSpace Attest

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In this post, accessibility evangelist and senior front-end engineer Marcy Sutton explores how to scale accessibility with WorldSpace Attest, which helps catch accessibility issues early on in the development process. Marcy demonstrates how to use Attest with a walk-through of a typical front front-end integration testing workflow, with step-by step instructions on how to use the tool. Continue Reading Scaling Accessibility with WorldSpace Attest

Inclusive Design Tips: Presenting Information in Multiple Ways

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How do you ensure your website is designed with accessibility in mind? Our UX designer Caitlin Geier addresses some important issues to consider, with practical tips - like presenting descriptive text when color cues are used - to help you create accessible design features that everyone can enjoy. Continue Reading Inclusive Design Tips: Presenting Information in Multiple Ways

Accessibility for User Experience Designers

In this post, JavaScript Developer Matt Isner details the ins and outs of accessible design for user experience designers. Matt covers everything from the initial design stage to the technical specifics, with several tips and practical "Deque How To" hacks to help you ensure that your website is accessible by design. Remember, solving accessibility problems means improving usability for everyone! Continue Reading Accessibility for User Experience Designers

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

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

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