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Please don't use ASCII art... on Twitter: "Hi! I'm a bot for helping folks understand why text art is really hard on users of screen readers. I make an audio rendering of offending tweets to help explain. To use me: - Find a tweet with ASCII art in it. -
“Hi! I’m a bot for helping folks understand why text art is really hard on users of screen readers.
“I make an audio rendering of offending tweets to help explain.

“To use me:
“- Find a tweet with ASCII art in it.
“- Reply to that tweet directly and mention @asciiArtHelpBot
“- Done!”
ascii  accessibility  a11y  asciiArtHelpBot  twitter  2019 
15 hours ago by handcoding
Batty on a Mac 🦇💻 🔜 #a11yTO 🇨🇦 on Twitter: "If you follow me, you know that I get sad when people tweet ASCII/emoji memes, which are inaccessible. I might even have recorded your meme with voiceover. Be still my #a11y heart: @betaorbust did
“If you follow me, you know that I get sad when people tweet ASCII/emoji memes, which are inaccessible. I might even have recorded your meme with voiceover.

“Be still my #a11y heart: @betaorbust did one better and made a bot that will do this for you! Check out @asciiArtHelpBot”
accessibility  a11y  screenreaders  ascii  TatianaTMac  twitter  2019  tweets 
yesterday by handcoding
Reading Order Bookmarklet | Adrian Roselli
“The bookmarklet will ask you for a selector and to choose between flex or grid (you can choose other display properties, but I did not test them). Make sure you are at the top of the page when you run the bookmarklet.

“The function uses querySelectorAll(), so you can select a specific container on the page. This is probably a better approach than letting it parse the entire page, since generally you want to track reading order for a specific container.”
bookmarklets  readingorder  adrianroselli  2019  accessibility  a11y 
yesterday by handcoding
Reach more people by making your PowerPoint slides work with a Screen Reader - Office Insider Blog
“Hi, I’m Peter Wu, a Principal Software Engineer in the PowerPoint team, and I want to share some news about investments we are making to enable you to make your presentations more accessible and reach more people.”
office  a11y  accessibility  powerpoint  2019 
5 days ago by handcoding
Paul J. Adam on Twitter: "My favorite new #a11y feature in #iOS13 is the VoiceOver Caption Panel!!! Now you can visually see the screen reader speech output which is great for screenshots of problems and also makes VoiceOver testing accessible for deaf fo
“My favorite new #a11y feature in #iOS13 is the VoiceOver Caption Panel!!! Now you can visually see the screen reader speech output which is great for screenshots of problems and also makes VoiceOver testing accessible for deaf folks.”
ios  ios13  pauljadam  twitter  2019  voiceover  accessibility  a11y 
4 weeks ago by handcoding
What has focus?
This bookmarklet outputs the currently focused element to the Javascript console. (This is *very nice*!)

(via: https://www.digitala11y.com/accessibility-bookmarklets-testing/)
bookmarklets  accessibility  a11y  canonical  focus 
5 weeks ago by handcoding
Checking an HTML page for duplicate IDs using JavaScript
This is a decent-ish bookmarklet for checking for duplicate IDs in the DOM. (It outputs outputs each duplicated ID on its own line with console.log.)

(See also this alternate bookmarklet that also checks for duplicate IDs in the DOM: https://ryanguill.com/js/html/dom/2016/02/16/dom-find-duplicate-ids.html )
bookmarklets  id  validation  accessibility  a11y  2015 
8 weeks ago by handcoding
Find duplicate IDs in your DOM
This is a decent-ish bookmarklet for checking for duplicate IDs in the DOM. (It outputs all the duplicated IDs through an array with console.log.)

(See also this alternate bookmarklet that also checks for duplicate IDs in the DOM: https://matthewbusche.com/2015/04/13/checking-an-html-page-for-duplicate-ids-using-javascript/ )
bookmarklets  id  validation  accessibility  a11y  2016 
8 weeks ago by handcoding
Jason Snell on Twitter: "@steven_aquino So I use @TrintHQ which does machine transcription + has a text editor where you can edit while listening to the relevant portion of the audio and it's an enormous time and labor saver" / Twitter
(Perhaps this may be worth a look if you should ever need to transcribe some audio?)

“So I use @TrintHQ which does machine transcription + has a text editor where you can edit while listening to the relevant portion of the audio and it’s an enormous time and labor saver”
trint  trinthq  transcription  accessibility  a11y  recommendations  jsnell  twitter  2019 
8 weeks ago by handcoding
Collecting dates in an accessible way - Hassell Inclusion
“Here’s a list of how we’d like accessible date capture to satisfy everyone’s needs. The list looks a bit similar to the list in my previous posts on accessible accordions and using <details> and <summary>.”
accessibility  dates  datepickers  2019 
8 weeks ago by handcoding
Understanding Success Criterion 6.1.1: Give a Shit
“Success Criterion 6.1.1 Give a Shit (Level A): For the love of God and all that is Holy, get over yourself, stop dragging your heels and make the shit you create accessible. And seriously: actually frickin’ care about it as well. Don’t make me come over there!”
wcag  accessibility  a11y  2019 
9 weeks ago by handcoding
Emoji Genius – List of Emoji Names | Genius
This is an okay-ish list of emojis and their text alternatives.
2019  accessibility  emoji 
9 weeks ago by handcoding
Color picker picks the color *after* browser/application color management · Issue #76 · ThePacielloGroup/CCAe
“On both Windows and macOS, some browsers (and other applications) apply their own color management to CSS color values before displaying them. This means that, depending on the user’s specific color profile, the actual colors displayed don’t necessarily match the CSS values. But the CCA’s picker picks up the displayed (already color managed) colors…leading to inaccurate picks.

“On Windows, it seems that currently only Chrome applies color management for CSS colors. Edge and Firefox don’t.”
colourcontrastanalyser  color  contrast  accessibility  a11y  2019 
10 weeks ago by handcoding
DOTS RPG Project
If you should ever need some Braille dice, it looks like you can get some here.
dice  braille  2019  accessibility  a11y 
11 weeks ago by handcoding
Denis Boudreau on Twitter: "If @dominos would rather go to the Supreme Court than make its website accessible to people with disabilities, then I prefer to order my pizzas elsewhere. Now who's with me? https://t.co/z0hlWZRccE" / Twitter
(Yeah, so Domino’s is cancelled.)

“If @dominos would rather go to the Supreme Court than make its website accessible to people with disabilities, then I prefer to order my pizzas elsewhere. Now who’s with me?”
dominos  boycotts  2019  dboudreau  twitter  accessibility  a11y 
11 weeks ago by handcoding
Scott Vinkle on Twitter: "🔥 Images on @Medium can now include proper alt text. 1. Highlight image 2. Click "Alt text" button 3. Add appropriate text alternative Not including alt text still renders images without the alt attribute. Not great, but a wel
“Images on @Medium can now include proper alt text.

“1. Highlight image
“2. Click ‘Alt text’ button
“3. Add appropriate text alternative

“Not including alt text still renders images without the alt attribute. Not great, but a welcomed improvement.”
medium  twitter  alttext  svinkle  2019  alt  accessibility  a11y  images 
july 2019 by handcoding
Mimic native browser focus styles — Ionuț Colceriu
This page offers some passable CSS for mimicking Safari’s / Chrome’s focus styling for text fields.

[Note to self: You added the outline-radius bits to the code below to complete the effect.
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/-moz-outline-radius ]

.unreal-focus
{
outline-width: 2px;
outline-style: solid;
outline-color: Highlight;
-moz-outline-radius: 5px;
outline-radius: 5px;
}

/* WebKit gets its native focus styles.
*/
@media (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio:0)
{
.unreal-focus
{
outline-color: -webkit-focus-ring-color;
outline-style: auto;
}
}
forms  accessibility  focus  outline  webkit  safari  highlight  2015  css 
july 2019 by handcoding
How Cooking Websites Are Failing People With Disabilities | Serious Eats
“The inaccessibility of most cooking websites is a major impediment for disabled cooks seeking good recipes on the internet. Here are a few simple fixes to change that.”
seriouseats  2019  accessibility  a11y  food  cooking  recipes 
july 2019 by handcoding
Marco Zehe on Twitter: "I do program in braille, and I find spaces a real chore, since they take up valuable space on my display. Tabs don't, they only take up one character for each indent, whereas 2 or 4 spaces really take up 2 or 4 characters. On a 40
(Marco Zehe on spaces versus tabs—)
“I do program in braille, and I find spaces a real chore, since they take up valuable space on my display. Tabs don’t, they only take up one character for each indent, whereas 2 or 4 spaces really take up 2 or 4 characters. On a 40 cell display, 4 cells are 10%.”
spaces  tabs  MarcoInEnglish  twitter  2019  accessibility  a11y 
july 2019 by handcoding
Accessibility Support
Well, this looks kinda interesting. (via: @stevefaulkner)
“Will your code work with assistive technologies?”
accessibility  a11y  2019  via:stevefaulkner 
july 2019 by handcoding
7 Ways to make your Tweets more Accessible | a11y with Lindsey
(This is actually pretty good.)
“I wrote a tweet thread a while back where I started talking about ways to keep accessibility in mind on the platforms we use such as Twitter.”
twitter  accessibility  a11y  2019  canonical  beginners 
july 2019 by handcoding
Elsa Sjunneson-Henry on Twitter: "When I got my prosthetic eye, everyone assumed it was for cosmetic reasons: it wasn’t. When I asked for brightly colored hearing aids: I was asked if I was sure I wanted people to know I was Deaf."
(On brightly colored prosthetics and the like—)
“When I got my prosthetic eye, everyone assumed it was for cosmetic reasons: it wasn’t.

“When I asked for brightly colored hearing aids: I was asked if I was sure I wanted people to know I was Deaf.”
snarkbat  twitter  2019  accessibility  a11y 
june 2019 by handcoding
Text descriptions and emotion rich images – Tink
This is Léonie’s post about how alt text can at times be useful for would-be decorative images that contribute to the atmosphere of a page.
tink  2011  images  accessibility  a11y  alttext  alt  leoniewatson 
june 2019 by handcoding
WAI-ARIA menus, and why you should handle them with great care – Marco's Accessibility Blog
“One of the most common ARIA errors we see in the wild comes from improper uses of the menu roles. Often, menu items are used without proper menu parents, resulting in totally improper behavior by assistive technologies. A screen reader could get stuck in their menu mode, for example, because the web author doesn’t signal when a menu has been closed.

“Generally, it seems that web developers read about these menu roles, and think a set of links within a list that may pop open another sub set of links is enough to warrant it to be called a menu. Well, let me put it bluntly: Nope.”
aria  accessibility  menus  marcozehe  wordpress  2019 
june 2019 by handcoding
Matt May on Twitter: "We need a Bechdel Test for #a11y. You pass when: Two employees who are not accessibility specialists talk to each other about accessibility"
“We need a Bechdel Test for #a11y. You pass when:
“Two employees
“who are not accessibility specialists
“talk to each other about accessibility”
accessibility  bechdel  mattmay  twitter  2017 
june 2019 by handcoding
ARCH Disability Law on Twitter: "#AccessAbility tip: Capitalize each word in your hashtag. This allows screen readers to detect each word and people with vision disabilities to hear the words individually rather than one long incoherent word. #Accessabili
“#AccessAbility tip: Capitalize each word in your hashtag. This allows screen readers to detect each word and people with vision disabilities to hear the words individually rather than one long incoherent word. #AccessabilityWeek”
accessibility  a11y  hashtags  ARCHDisability  twitter  2019  canonical  tips 
may 2019 by handcoding
Contraster
“It is important that sites maintain legibility of all their text content for all of their users. Low contrast text can make it very difficult for some readers to read some text. This was inspired by Lea Verou’s Contrast Ratio tool which works out the contrast between foreground and background colours and gives a numerical answer to whether it has enough contrast.

“In order to locate potential problem areas on a website I put together this tool which shows the distribution of contrast ratio and can highlight elements on the page with poor contrast.

“It’s running automatically on this page and it is a bookmarklet so you can run it on almost any site provided the Content Security Policy allows.”
bookmarklets  contrast  accessibility  a11y  color  2019 
may 2019 by handcoding
Nicole Cliffe on Twitter: "If we are lucky, we will pretty much all live long enough to become disabled, which is something I really encourage everyone to meditate on, especially as the current administration does its best to defang the ADA, one of the mo
“If we are lucky, we will pretty much all live long enough to become disabled, which is something I really encourage everyone to meditate on, especially as the current administration does its best to defang the ADA, one of the most important accomplishments of 20th c activism.”
disabilities  accessibility  a11y  Nicole_Cliffe  twitter  2019 
may 2019 by handcoding
Reach UI - Tooltip
“📣@reach/tooltip is here!

“- Accessible: Mouse and Focus rest pop it open, tooltip is the label for the trigger
“- Smart: Shared timer so once tooltips are out, they’re out; tool activation dismisses
“- Composable, ofc, for animation and styling”

(via: https://twitter.com/ryanflorence/status/1122958067300208641)
via:ryanflorence  twitter  tooltips  2019  accessibility  a11y 
april 2019 by handcoding
Listen to iBooks read by your iPhone - YouTube
This video goes over how you can set up iOS to have it read pages aloud to you.
ios  video  accessibility  a11y  2019  youtube 
april 2019 by handcoding
Zoë Bijl on Twitter: "A shorter #CSS snippet to visually hide things that (mostly) works: .visually-hidden { position: absolute; clip: rect(0,0,0,0); } #a11y"
“A shorter #CSS snippet to visually hide things that (mostly) works:

.visually-hidden {
position: absolute;
clip: rect(0,0,0,0);
}
css  ZoeBijl  twitter  2019  accessibility  a11y 
april 2019 by handcoding
Reading Order Bookmarklet | Adrian Roselli
It looks like Adrian Roselli has created a bookmarklet to display the reading order of the page?
bookmarklets  adrianroselli  2019  accessibility  readingorder  order  a11y 
april 2019 by handcoding
Reduced Position Sticky | scottohara.me
“Last night I added a reduced motion media query for the header of the primary content of my website. I am using position: sticky (and position: -webkit-sticky for Safari) to make the content obscure the header on scroll.

“Since such behavior could be considered a form of parallax scrolling, I am cognizant of the fact it may be a triggering issue for some people. Therefore, I want to respect those who have opted to prefer reduced motion.”
scottohara  reducedmotion  accessibility  a11y  position  sticky  2019 
april 2019 by handcoding
Alex Haagaard on Twitter: "When abled people talk about "accessibility" at events they often mean step-free access and *maybe* captioning / sign language interpretation. What are some lesser-known accommodations that have helped (or would help) make event
“Some accommodations I’ve recently started asking for from conferences / workshops:

“- Lids & straws for coffee & cold beverage cups
“- Food trays
“- Accessibility maps with info about flooring type
“- Full ingredients list for all foods”

(Among some of the other items listed in replies—)
“quiet rooms (preferably with a space to lie down that isnt the floor) lighting that isnt on full blast in every space, if there's music its not turned up so loud people have to yell to have a convo, easy to read maps of the space”

--

“More chairs to sit in. As someone with a bad back and damaged hips, sitting on the floor is impossible, and it really sucks to not be able to stop and sit when I'm tired or in pain. Conventions never have enough chairs or sitting rooms available and it is certainly a turn off”

--

“also, if you make an app, give it the ability to download the whole schedule and access it offline without logging in. There's no point in making a ‘conference app’ that is just a shell on a website and doesn't cache any data.”

--

“Height-adjustable podiums for speakers. I'd like there to actually be low-allergen foods provided. Why does everything have to be packed with the top eight food allergens when these things have snacks?!?!”

--

“Low tables is a big one as a wheelchair user. I recently had to request them for an event because they only planned to have cocktail tables. Also any sort of bars or buffets need to be low enough that I can reach them without assistance. Or at least see the options 😒”

--

“Clearly defined break periods throughout the day long enough to reasonably pause and recharge, as opposed to ‘pack everything into as little time as possible.’

“I get that there has to be a balance to use the time effectively, but Christ Alive, conferences have zero down time.”

--

“Signs posted for navigating spaces around elevators.”
conferences  accessibility  a11y  alexhaagaard  twitter  2019  canonical  checklists 
april 2019 by handcoding
Mac users burned after Nuance drops Dragon speech to text software • The Register
“A seemingly insignificant product cancellation is having a far-reaching impact on a particular community of Mac users.

“Reg reader (and contributor) Colin Hughes wrote in to inform us about how Developer Nuance’s decision to drop the OS X port of its Dragon Professional for Mac has left some customers with disabilities out in the cold.”
nuance  dragon  theregister  2018  mac  macos  osx  software  accessibility  a11y 
april 2019 by handcoding
Text accessibility by people with reduced contrast sensitivity. - PubMed - NCBI
“One percent of this sample had contrast sensitivity less than that required to read newsprint fluently. Text presented on an LED computer monitor had the highest contrast. Ninety-eight percent of the sample had contrast sensitivity sufficient for high fluent reading of text (at least 160 words/min) on a monitor. However, 29.6% were still unlikely to be able to read this text with optimal fluency.”
contrast  studies  2019  accessibility  a11y 
april 2019 by handcoding
Jon on Twitter: "Thanks for thinking of me. My videos are a little outdated, but there's still some good stuff in there. I recommend https://t.co/cbX5rAxJ26 for much more up to date resources. @PDFa11y has info on both the authoring software and finishing
(Jon Metz offers some more pointers on creating accessible PDFs—)
“My videos are a little outdated, but there’s still some good stuff in there. I recommend ªªhttps://accessible-pdf.info/en/ ºº
“for much more up to date resources. @PDFa11y has info on both the authoring software and finishing them. Super valuable stuff.”
pdf  jonbmetz  twitter  2019  accessibility  a11y  tutorials 
april 2019 by handcoding
Sarah Bourne on Twitter: "I recommend checking out his videos. I learned so much from them: 01 Formatting a Word Document https://t.co/OWJyFhNXQo 02. Tagging Basics https://t.co/tL2a8OL9Lj 03. Creating an Accessible Tagged PDF https://t.co/4wKyhLnQvv 04.
(Some recommendations from sarahebourne on some videos about PDF accessibility:)
“I recommend checking out his videos. I learned so much from them:
“01 Formatting a Word Document ªªhttps://youtu.be/BeFt-Qa3mjM ºº
“02. Tagging Basics ªªhttps://youtu.be/wF93Dy49vc4 ºº
“03. Creating an Accessible Tagged PDF ªªhttps://youtu.be/EgeZm8vO0mY ºº
“04. Tagged PDF to PDF/UA”
pdf  sarahebourne  twitter  2019  accessibility  a11y  video  recommendations  jonbmetz  videos  tutorials 
april 2019 by handcoding
“Every time I do laundry he defends one sock.
In case you were to need it for later, here’s your transcript of the video of Flash that cat guarding that one gray sock from his owner.

(Here’s your tweet that originally went with this: https://twitter.com/FriendlyAshley/status/1115322581660381185)
cats  cute  accessibility  transcripts  2019  video  txt.fyi 
april 2019 by handcoding
Let's Talk About 'Shazam's' Freddy Freeman And Disabled Superheroes
“When Billy meets the wizard, Shazam (Djimon Hounsou), he is told that taking on the wizard’s powers is to reach his ‘full potential.’ So when Billy discovers he needs his foster family to band together to help him defeat Thad, Shazam’s powers are dispersed to each of them. In the case of Freddy, he becomes an able-bodied adult played by Adam Brody. In 1941 to transform a disabled boy into an able-bodied hero was to give American men hope that they could still be useful despite what they’d lost. In 2019, with that message removed, it is to say that being a disabled superhero isn’t possible.”
shazam  movies  disabilities  forbes  2019  accessibility 
april 2019 by handcoding
Let's Talk About Those Shazam Body Issues – /Film
“Is it the fault of Shazam! and director David F. Sandberg for not crafting a message that speaks explicitly to me and others like me? Of course not. The movie works and it works well. It’s fun. It’s funny. It left my heart in a melted puddle on the floor of the theater. However, the transformation of Pedro feels like a missed opportunity, a chance to present a heavy character’s idealized, superhero self as a different body type, one more realistic and affirming than what we’ve seen before.

“(I imagine there will also be conversations about how Freddy is no longer disabled when he transforms into a superhero, literally taking flight and leaving his crutch on the ground beneath him after his magical miracle cure. However, that is above and beyond my pay grade and someone more qualified will undoubtedly tackle that soon.)”
shazam  fat  slashfilm  2019  movies  disabilities  accessibility 
april 2019 by handcoding
Accessibility Testing Tools | CSS-Tricks
(This jobbie ostensibly looks kinda neat, but it appears to be one of those node-js things rather than a handy bookmarklet.)
“GitHub themselves recently released accessibilityjs, the tool they use themselves for accessibility testing. They use it on the client side, where when it finds an error, it applies a big huge red border and applies a click handler so you can click it to tell you what the problem is.”
node  accessibility  a11y  css-tricks  2019  testing 
april 2019 by handcoding
Introducing the Accessibility Inspector in the Firefox Developer Tools › Marco's Accessibility Blog
It looks like Mozilla added an accessibility inspector to Firefox 61. Nice.

“For now, you need to manually enable the panel once so it will show up in the tool box. Go to the Settings And Feedback menu button in the Developer Toolbox, select Settings, and tab to the Accessibility checkbox. Press Space to check it. This will add it to the toolbox, and also enable the relevant context menu items.”

--

“If you are a screen reader or other assistive techhnology user, do not worry. If the Inspector detects that accessibility was already running when it was launched, it will not let you turn off the engine, so accessibility isn’t being pulled out from under you accidentally.”
accessibility  firefox  a11y  marcozehe  2018  canonical 
april 2019 by handcoding
Subtitles now available in iOS and Android | Twitter
“Subtitles provide context and clarity to video content. Publishers on Twitter have long advocated for the ability to provide this context to their audiences through the use of subtitles, particularly in sound-off scenarios. Videos in the Twitter timeline autoplay with the sound off, which is why we’re excited to announce the support of .SRT subtitle display on web, iOS, and Android.”
twitter  srt  subtitles  accessibility  a11y  2019 
april 2019 by handcoding
WP Anchor Header – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org
“Generating a numbered ID for each anchor heading, disclosing it to readers on hover, and letting readers share it with a click was an @AListApart design developed innovation by @Murtaugh.

“And, hey, it’s available to any @WordPress user via a plugin by @soderlind, inspired by the independent work of Christian Weisk. Hat tip: @tiffany.”
(via: https://twitter.com/zeldman/status/1107712409668595713)
via:zeldman  wordpress  2019  plugins  accessibility  headings 
march 2019 by handcoding
Editor Mark on Twitter: "I haven't messed up in a while, but please ping me if I forget.… "
Here’s Mark Allen consenting to alt-text reminders:
“I haven't messed up in a while, but please ping me if I forget.”
editormark  accessibility  a11y  2019  twitter  alttext  images 
march 2019 by handcoding
Tweets with replies by Alt Text Reader (@get_altText) | Twitter
“I read alt texts from images for you - just mention me in the reply to an image!”
twitter  alt  alttext  images  2019  bots  accessibility  a11y 
march 2019 by handcoding
Image Alt Bot (@ImageAltText) | Twitter
“I’m a bot, that extracts the alt text from images in a tweet, and then tweet them.

“If you mention me in a reply or quote tweet, I’ll look at the reply or quoted tweet and respond with the text description of the images.”
twitter  bots  ImageAltText  2019  accessibility  a11y 
march 2019 by handcoding
Finding Control and Menu Items for use in AppleScript User Interface Scripting - Mac OS X Hints
(The results from this script might be a bit crude, but this may be able to get the job done.)
“Here’s a bit of AppleScript I wrote years ago that delivers up easy to understand and correct lists of an application’s window and menu items in a format that may easily be cut and pasted directly into Scripts.”

(Plus, see also this comment on cleaning up the output from this script:)
“To clean up the text of the output, you can use TextWrangler (or other free text processors, probably including TextEdit).
“In TextWrangler, select the Find… menu item under the Search menu, and enter , in the Find: field and in the Replace: field. Make sure Grep is checked.

“Hit the Next button to highlight the first ‘,’, then Replace & Find. You’ll see the first item split off making it easy(er) to read. Once you’re happy the replacements are working as expected hit Replace All to get the rest.”
macworld  applescript  accessibility  2011  scripting  inspector 
march 2019 by handcoding
UI Browser by PFiddlesoft
(This is basically that Accessibility Inspector that you were thinking of—such as for getting the button names and the like for scripting like with Keyboard Maestro.)
“UI Browser is the ultimate assistant for Apple’s Accessibility and AppleScript GUI Scripting technologies. It helps you to explore, monitor, and control the user interface of most applications running on macOS.”
accessibility  mac  ui  scripting  applescript  keyboardmaestro  software  osx  macos  2019 
march 2019 by handcoding
OS X Accessibility Inspector (UIElementInspector) Tool for UI Scripting - Questions & Suggestions - Keyboard Maestro Discourse
“Sometimes an app, or even the OS X system itself, does NOT provide a direct scripting element that allows you to achieve your objective. You may then need to resort to UI scripting.

“Here is a free tool, provided by Apple, that will help you identify the UI elements you need to script:

“• Official Name: UIElementInspector
“• Alternate Name: Accessibility Inspector”
mac  osx  macos  accessibility  keyboardmaestro  2016 
march 2019 by handcoding
ARIA21: Using Aria-Invalid to Indicate An Error Field | Techniques for WCAG 2.0
This isn’t a bad beginners’ reference on using aria-invalid and arid-describedby for form fields with errors.
w3  aria-invalid  forms  aria-describedby  accessibility  a11y  2019 
march 2019 by handcoding
Cole Gleason on Twitter: "Check out our upcoming paper for The Web Conference on the use (or lack thereof) of alt text on Twitter! Most photos on Twitter are not accessible to people who use screen readers; we discuss this and how to fix it. Highlights be
“Check out our upcoming paper for The Web Conference on the use (or lack thereof) of alt text on Twitter! Most photos on Twitter are not accessible to people who use screen readers; we discuss this and how to fix it. Highlights below!”
papers  colegleason  twitter  2019  accessibility  alttext  a11y 
february 2019 by handcoding
How to Treat a Person with Disabilities, According to People with Disabilities - YouTube
“We talk to people living with disabilities about the proper ways to treat someone with disabilities.”
video  youtube  disabilities  accessibility  a11y  2019  inclusivity 
february 2019 by handcoding
PDF Accessibility Training - YouTube
“This PDF Accessibility training series was provided to Microsoft employees on creating accessible PDF documents. Use these videos, along with documentation from https://adobe.com/accessibility to learn to create, remediate, and check for accessibility issues.”
microsoft  pdf  a11y  accessibility  youtube  videos  2019  tutorials 
february 2019 by handcoding
Introducing Togglific – Scott Vinkle – Medium
“Togglific provides a distraction-free web experience by giving power back to the user! In the most basic sense, Togglific allows animation on the web to be toggled, ‘on’ or ‘off’. 😄”
accessibility  a11y  animation  bookmarklets  2019 
february 2019 by handcoding
PSPDFKit on Twitter: "📱 🔍 More than a quarter of @pdfviewerapp users choose a non-default text size. Supporting Dynamic Type is not just a convenience feature - it helps make your app accessible to people who would normally not be able to use it. ht
“More than a quarter of @pdfviewerapp users choose a non-default text size. Supporting Dynamic Type is not just a convenience feature - it helps make your app accessible to people who would normally not be able to use it.”
ios  accessibility  dynamictype  apps  a11y  PSPDFKit  twitter  2019 
february 2019 by handcoding
Tenon-ui | Home page
“These are the documentation pages of Tenon-UI: Tenon’s accessible React components library.”
tenon  react  accessibility  a11y  2019 
february 2019 by handcoding
Jaws does not enter application mode when focus is moved inside a container with role="application" · Issue #93 · FreedomScientific/VFO-standards-support
“Summary:
“When focus is programmatically moved to an element inside a container with role=‘application’, JAWS does not enter application mode. Tabbing to the next element inside the container will then enter application mode.”

And then there was this reply from Léonie:
“I think this is expected behaviour. When focus is moved using JS, Jaws will be in Virtual Cursor mode. Triggering applications mode from within virtual mode would be quite problematic in other circumstances.”
jaws  accessibility  applicationmode  application  modes  screenreaders  github  2018 
february 2019 by handcoding
Re: screen readers and punctuation from Léonie Watson on 2019-02-13 (w3c-wai-ig@w3.org from January to March 2019)
(Léonie on how screen-reader users interact to hear unusual characters:)
“The short answer is that you can’t write content that works with all screen readers, so it’s better not to try.

“It’s also worth mentioning that the Deque article misses an important point. When it says that screen readers do not announce certain symbols. That is usually only the case when reading content in chunks (like paragraphs or sentences).

“For example, a screen reader may not announce the dash in 5th - 10th May, when reading this sentence as a whole, but it will when reading the text in smaller chunks like one character at a time.

“What tends to happen, is that if a screen reader user senses something doesn’t quite make sense as they read it, they’ll tend to look a little more closely at it. That’s when they find the dash.

“Where a screen reader doesn’t speak an asterisk as a marker for a required field, that can be mitigated in different ways - like using the required attribute on the field in question. This is good practice in any case of course.”
tink  w3  2019  screenreaders  characters  accessibility  a11y 
february 2019 by handcoding
Short note on making your mark (more accessible) | TPG – Digital Accessibility Solutions
This blog post from Steve goes over some CSS that one can use to make highlighted portions of text accessible, namely—

mark::before, mark::after {
content:" [highlight start] ";
clip-path: inset(100%);
clip: rect(1px, 1px, 1px, 1px);
height: 1px;
width: 1px;
overflow: hidden;
position: absolute;
white-space: nowrap;
}

mark::after {
content:" [highlight end] ";
}
tpg  accessibility  a11y  2018  highlighting  mark  del  strike 
february 2019 by handcoding
Shortish note on JAWS support for regions | TPG – Digital Accessibility Solutions
(It looks like JAWS no longer announces all landmark regions by default:)

“JAWS has a ‘Web Verbosity Level: Low/Medium/High’ You can view/set this by opening the Settings Center and expanding the ‘Web/HTML/PDF’ tree item and selecting the ‘Reading’ item. The default verbosity level is ‘Medium’ If you press the ‘Medium…’ button the configuration dialog will be displayed.

“What you will note is that at the default ‘medium’ verbosity, only a subset of the landmark regions are checked, thus only these regions will be announced. Note this does not mean that the user cannot navigate to the unchecked regions using the region navigation keys: R/Shift+R; it means that when navigated to the content of the region will be announced without denoting the regions start and end.”
jaws  2018  tpg  landmarks  aria  accessibility  a11y 
february 2019 by handcoding
Unexpected keyboard focus of inactive tab in a tablist · Issue #132 · FreedomScientific/VFO-standards-support
“When interacting with an ARIA Tab widget, it’s common to set the currently active tab to have a tabindex=0 and to set the inactive tabs to have a tabindex=-1. When testing various different implementations of Tab widgets, it was noticed that if navigating by the virtual cursor, and then hitting the Tab key, keyboard focus would be set to the first tab in the tablist, regardless of whether or not it was the currently active tab / the tab with the tabindex=0.

“Removing the possibility that incorrect JavaScript/focus management could be to blame, a reduced test case continues to display this behavior across browsers.”
jaws  bugs  tabs  tablists  aria  accessibility  a11j  2019  github 
january 2019 by handcoding
WCAG 2.1 at a Glance | Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) | W3C
(This is actually pretty good.)
“This page provides a paraphrased summary of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1.”
wcag  accessibility  a11y  2019 
january 2019 by handcoding
'Stop telling me I'm speeding in my wheelchair!' - BBC Ideas
“The BBC’s Ellis Palmer, activist Tanni Grey-Thompson and YouTuber Lucy Edwards on how to talk about disability without being awkward.”

(This post offers some pretty great tips around icky phrases like “suffers from,” “wheelchair bound,” and others.)
accessibility  disabilities  bbc  video  microaggressions  2019  suffers  canonical 
january 2019 by handcoding
Who to follow - The A11Y Project
via: @ericwbailey “Here’s some cool [accessibility] people to follow, if you’re looking for a place to start.”
https://twitter.com/ericwbailey/status/1087515980551589888
accessibility  a11y  twitter  ericwbailey  2019 
january 2019 by handcoding
Announcing “Access,” a Short Film About Accessibility
“That’s where Cory Joseph came in. I met him through a friend in the Portland accessibility community. I told Cory that I wanted to follow him around for a day with a camera. I wanted to show what his experience was like, and I wanted him to do all the talking. He was up for it, so that began a series of interviews and shoots around Portland that spanned more than a year. (It turns out ‘a day’ on film was captured over the course of six separate shoots.) I ended up using a small fraction of the footage I captured, but that’s normal for a documentary. At least I was getting the right stuff.”
accessibility  vimeo  documentaries  2019 
january 2019 by handcoding
Added underlines to links in toots by aardrian · Pull Request #9898 · tootsuite/mastodon
Here’s that Mastodon pull request / issue where you suggested about a potential link color that could work if they had wanted links to be differentiated from the surrounding text through color alone.
mastodon  accessibility  a11y  color  coloralone  wcag  2019 
january 2019 by handcoding
Announcing a11y.reviews | Adrian Roselli
“Today if you want to identify if a tool, platform, service, resource, etc. is accessible you have to ask the broader community for its feedback. This does not scale.

“The goal of the site is to let us, the community, both find and share our accessibility experience with assorted resources. Do you want to do online surveys but don’t know what to use or avoid? Check a11y.reviews. Have you spent time using a commenting platform for your blog and have a good experience with its accessibility? Leave feedback at a11y.reviews.”
aardrian  accessibility  a11y  2019  adrianroselli 
january 2019 by handcoding
In a Children’s Theater Program, Drama Over a Peanut Allergy - The New York Times
“On Dec. 31, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination concluded that Sam was right. The Shakespeare group may have not only illegally discriminated against Mason, the commission said, but also retaliated against Sam for speaking up. Two years earlier, in June 2016, the United States Department of Justice had reached a similar conclusion, saying that the theater violated the Americans With Disabilities Act by failing to make reasonable modifications to accommodate Mason.

“The Massachusetts commission has ordered the Shakespeare group to settle with the families by Feb. 5 or face a public hearing and possible sanctions, said Mary Vargas, the lawyer who represents the two families.”
allergies  food  foodallergies  nytimes  ada  accessibility  2019 
january 2019 by handcoding
JAWS 18.0.2945 Latest Update Plus What's New
(On JAWS’s new focus-hightlight jobbie:)
“The following is a list of improvements made between the JAWS 18 April 2017 release and the May 2017 update.

“Beginning with this update, JAWS now visually highlights text in Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 as you navigate using the Virtual Cursor. As JAWS reads, the current text being read is highlighted so a sighted user such as a parent, teacher, developer, or tester can easily follow the text visually. JAWS visual tracking is available in Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, PDF documents opened in Adobe Reader, and Microsoft Mail. It is enabled by default in these specific applications.

“Note that when navigating by line on pages in the web browser, JAWS highlights the virtual line and not the actual line as it appears on the web page.

“While the default settings for the highlight should work well for many users, you can also customize the appearance of the visual highlight including the color, style, transparency, thickness, and spacing. For example, the default color is Lime Green while the default style is Block, which places a solid rectangle around the highlighted text.

“However, you may prefer a different color, style, and more transparency for the highlight. To change these Settings, open Settings Center while focused in one of the supported applications, expand the new Visual Settings group, select Highlight Virtual PC Cursor, and then press F6 to move to the pane where you can configure visual tracking settings.”
jaws  jaws18  2017  accessibility  focus  a11y 
january 2019 by handcoding
In IE11 double focus bug (accessibility related) by gtibrett · Pull Request #13155 · FortAwesome/Font-Awesome
“The issue is that without adding focusable=‘false’ IE will create a double tab stop on the svg when navigating by keyboard. FA is already injecting aria-hidden to make the icons accessible to screen reader users, but, without the focusable=‘false’, they remain inaccessible to keyboard only users.”
ie  svg  focusable  fontawesome  icons  2019  accessibility  a11y 
january 2019 by handcoding
oTranscribe
This is “a free web app to take the pain out of transcribing recorded interviews.”
accessibility  video  transcriptions  transcripts  2019  a11y 
january 2019 by handcoding
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