How to Make Android ImageViews Accessible with Content Descriptions

Developer using Android phone and creating content descriptions

In his latest post about mobile accessibility, Deque's software engineer and mobile a11y guru Chris McMeeking explains how to make Android ImageViews accessible with content descriptions. Read on for practical how to tips and learn about content description best practices. Continue Reading How to Make Android ImageViews Accessible with Content Descriptions

Why the Android Analyzer is Paving the Way for App Accessibility

Learn about the newest cool tool from Deque: The Android Analyzer, which will help developers create accessible Android apps with the integration of accessibility testing into their development workflow. The Analyzer's rules have been developed in accordance with emerging WCAG mobile standards. Best of all, it's built for both manual and automated testing and can be specified to meet developers needs. Continue Reading Why the Android Analyzer is Paving the Way for App Accessibility

ARIA Tab Panel Accessibility: A11y Support Series

The following post is the first in Paul Adam's new blog post series, "WAI-ARIA Widgets, Design Patterns, and Accessibility Support ." This series will outline how to build many of the different Custom Controls and Widgets defined in the WAI-ARIA 1.1 Specification from the W3C, and what screen readers they're compatible with.* There are many examples of different ARIA widgets on the web, but they… Continue Reading ARIA Tab Panel Accessibility: A11y Support Series

Give Your Site Some Focus! Tips for Designing Useful and Usable Focus Indicators

What Are Focus Indicators? Have you ever noticed the blue outlines that sometimes show up around buttons or form fields when you're filling out a form? What about when you click on a menu item? Have you ever tried to make those outlines disappear? Here's a hint: by default, browsers use the :focus css pseudo class to give outlines to form fields and other elements… Continue Reading Give Your Site Some Focus! Tips for Designing Useful and Usable Focus Indicators

Why Unique ID Attributes Matter

Ambiguous IDs: Harmless Lurker or Queen of Disaster? A Little Background It's one of the most common WCAG 4.1.1 violations reported by automated accessibility testing tools such as aXe, and it can cause a fair share of problems for your users. It happens when more than one element on the webpage have the same ID attribute. People often ask me how these seemingly innocuous ambiguous… Continue Reading Why Unique ID Attributes Matter

Accessibility Testing with aXe-core and WebdriverJS

In this tutorial, we'll set up automated accessibility testing for a JavaScript project using axe-webdriverjs, a Node.js module making axe-core easy to use with Selenium Webdriver. This tutorial uses the Jasmine testing framework-which could be swapped out for Mocha or another testing solution-but is otherwise framework-agnostic and can be integrated into any project. Why automated accessibility testing? Automated testing can free up 30% of your… Continue Reading Accessibility Testing with aXe-core and WebdriverJS

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