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.Read more "Accessible Firefox and Chrome on Android and iOS"
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 DesignRead more "Mobile Monday – Inclusive and Accessible Design"
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 tabletsRead more "Skip links on mobile and tablets"
There seems to be an assumption that content order is not relevant for touch screens because you can tap and find what you’re looking for. In other words you’re not forced to browse in a linear way as you are with a keyboard on desktop or a keypad device with no directional controller. This is… Continue Reading Content order on touch screensRead more "Content order on touch screens"
Last week I presented at CSUN 12 on Mobile Accessibility and Does Accessibility have to be perfect. The wonderful Joe Dolson did an amazing job capturing the panel discussion from Does Accessibility Have to be perfect and below is my mobile presentation.Read more "Mobile accessibility presentation at CSUN 2012"
There are a few fundamental checks you can run on mobile web content and native apps to test screen reader support on mobile. The good news is that while there are clearly some differences the key principles of web accessibility on the desktop are true also for the mobile. This applies to the mobile web,… Continue Reading Top ten tests for alternatives on mobileRead more "Top ten tests for alternatives on mobile"