Huge thanks to Tim Kadlec and the Breaking Development team for interviewing me for their Freshly Squeezed podcast series about mobile accessibility (including a transcript). In it we chat about being caught with your pants down, choosing your own chocolate biscuits and staying employable as a web developer. All important stuff. Oh, and bit about… Continue Reading Breaking Development Podcasts: Mobile Accessibility
A lot has been written about how to technically implement WAI ARIA Landmarks but from a human perspective just how usable are they for screen reader users? Landmarks are a way of providing semantic markup to areas of a page that otherwise are not signposted for screen reader users. By carving up your page into… Continue Reading Usable landmarks across desktop and mobile
Good news for mobile voice output users as this week the guys over at Mozilla released further accessibility enhancements for Firefox in a nightly build. In addition to this Chrome was released into the Apple App store and also comes with accessibility baked in complementing it’s counterpart on Android which also recently became more accessible.
I was honoured to be invited to keynote at Mobile Monday London on inclusive and accessible design. It’s a topic that needs more air time within the mobile community so it was great to share a few thoughts and pieces of research. I was sad not to be there in person and have to give… Continue Reading Mobile Monday – Inclusive and Accessible Design
Update: this bug is not an issue as of iOS6 however the requirement to support pinch zoom is still necessary. A key feature of mobile browsing is being able to zoom in to read content and out to locate content within a page. It’s an invaluable tool however I keep stumbling across sites that suppress zoom… Continue Reading Mobile accessibility tip: don’t suppress pinch zoom
Skips links are mainly useful for sighted keyboard only users on desktop and some screen reader users. While they’re a recommendation rather than a requirement of WCAG 2.0 it’s a feature that many websites built with accessibility choose to include. The value of skip links is debatable for screen reader users who have the ability… Continue Reading Skip links on mobile and tablets