+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE. - Volume 17, Issue 45, May 2, 2019.

David Dillard

May 2
- Volume 17, Issue 45, May 2, 2019. 

An email newsletter to distribute news and information about web 
design and development. 


SECTION ONE: New references. 
What's new at the Web Design Reference site? 
New links in these categories: 

03: EVENTS. 
04: HTML. 

09: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site? 

[Contents ends.] 

++ SECTION ONE: New references. 


Maps for All 
By Minnesota IT Services. 
"Maps are a great way of sharing complex information, but resources to 
make these maps accessible were not always easy to find. Until now." 

Audio Description Using the Web Speech API 
By Terrill Thompson. 
"…Able Player performs a quick check to see if the user's browser 
supports it. If it doesn't, it falls back to the old way of doing 
things using ARIA live regions. But if it does, the browser reads the 
description text in a pre-defined synthesized voice, keeping the 
screen reader free to do other things…" 

Revisiting prefers-reduced-motion, The Reduced Motion Media Query 
By Eric Bailey. 
Eric revisits prefers-reduced-motion focusing less about the how and 
more about the why. 

Updated: PDF Accessibility 
By WebAIM. 
"Our Acrobat PDF accessibility article has been updated and greatly expanded." 

Six Ways to Make your Site More Accessible 
By Hidde de Vries. 
"A presentation at WordCamp Rotterdam in April 2019…" 

This Open Source Software Could Make Museum Websites More Accessible 
By Claire Voon. 
"Earlier this year, dozens of New York City art galleries were hit 
with lawsuits filed separately by two legally blind plaintiffs…" 

The Role of Design in Accessibility 
By Adrian Roselli. 
Adrian's Slides from his a11yTO Meet-up presentation. 

New Developments in Ongoing Website Accessibility Litigation 
By Elizabeth J. Rho-Ng, Cathie L. Fields, Sharon J. Ormond. 
"A federal district court in Massachusetts recently ruled against 
Harvard University in an ongoing lawsuit filed on behalf of disabled 
individuals challenging the accessibility of online video content on 
the university's websites…" 


Usability Testing with Minors: 16 Tips 
By Alita Joyce. 
To guarantee an effective study with users under 18-years old, recruit 
extra participants, design a child-friendly lab, prepare a plethora of 
age-appropriate tasks, and avoid being too authoritative." 

Embedding Accessibility into the DevOps Process 
By Dylan Barrell. 
"…focus on continually shifting accessibility testing 'further left' 
earlier in the development cycle to enhance quality while maintaining 
velocity. The sooner you detect and fix accessibility issues, the less 
likely these are to become more deeply baked into the software, making 
them more difficult and time-consuming to undo…" 

+03: EVENTS. 

Minnesota Digital Accessibility Law Celebration 
May 7, 2019. 
Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A. 

Accessibility of Course Materials & Your University 
May 9, 2019. 

Accessibility and Social Media 
May 9, 2019. 

Accessible Documents and You! 
May 9, 2019. 

Web4All Hackathon 2019 
May 15-16, 2019. 
San Francisco, California, U.S.A. 

Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day @ Illinois 
May 16, 2019. 
Champaign, Illinois, U.S.A. 

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2019 
May 16, 2019. 
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. 

Best Practices for Accessible Social Media 
May 21, 2019. 

Partnership for Progress on the Digital Divide 
May 22-24, 2019. 
Washington, D.C, U.S.A. 

Boston UX Conference 
July 15-19, 2019. 
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. 

+04: HTML. 

Details / Summary Are Not [insert control here] 
By Adrian Roselli. 
"…we need to be careful of christening this new-to-us interaction as 
the solution to all our coding struggles…" 

Short Note on fieldset and legend Semantics 
By Steve Faulkner. 
"…Using a <fieldset> without a, non-empty, <legend> child is the same 
as using a <div> for screen reader users i.e. it's ignored…" 

Demo: Uniquely Labeling Fields in Table 
By Adrian Roselli. 
"Use row headers as they aid wayfinding for screen reader users and 
contributes to the accessible name for each field…" 

A History of the HTML Slot Element 
By Jan Miksovsky. 
"To me, the story behind the standard HTML <slot> element illustrates 
the complexity of producing standards, the importance of talking with 
people face-to-face, and the value of compromise…" 


How to Clone an Array in JavaScript 
By Yazeed Bzadough. 
"JavaScript has many ways to do anything. I've written on 10 Ways to 
Write pipe/compose in JavaScript, and now we're doing arrays…" 

Why I've Stopped Exporting Defaults From My JavaScript Modules 
By Nicholas Zakas. 
"After years of fighting with default exports, I've changed my ways.…" 

ARIA Annotations 
By W3C. Editors: Michael Cooper, Aaron Leventhal, and Benjamin Young. 
"ARIA Annotations provides markup for accessible, in-page annotations. 
This specification describes the mechanism for signaling that content 
has been annotated, for what purpose, and where to find the related 
additional content…" 

WAI-ARIA 1.1 Cheat Sheet 
By Raghavendra Satish Peri. 
"…ARIA attributes communicate the role, state & property symantics to 
assistive technologies via the accessibility API s implemented in 

Top 7 ARIA Tips for Developers 
By Rakesh Paladugula. 
"Accessible Rich Internet Applications, widely known as WAI ARIA or 
just ARIA is a W3C specification to build accessible next generation 
web technologies…" 


AXSChat with John Rochford (Video) 
By Neil Milliken, Debra Ruh, and Antonio Santos. 
"John Rochford is a Program Director and Faculty Member at the Eunice 
Kennedy Shriver Center of the University of Massachusetts Medical 

CC Search is Out of Beta with 300M Images and Easier Attribution 
By Jane Park. 
"Today CC Search comes out of beta, with over 300 million images 
indexed from multiple collections, a major redesign, and faster, more 
relevant search. It's the result of a huge amount of work from the 
engineering team at Creative Commons and our community of volunteer 


Enriching Search Results Through Structured Data 
By Google. 
"For many years we have been recommending the use of structured data 
on websites to enable a richer search experience. When you add markup 
to your content, you help search engines understand the different 
components of a page…" 


3 Design Considerations for Effective Mobile-App Permission Requests 
By Maria Rosala. 
"Mobile permission requests are often poorly designed. Consider the 
content and timing of these requests, avoid dark patterns, and enable 
users to reverse their decision." 

10 Heuristic Principles for Mobile Interfaces 
By Jordan DeVos. 
"…Below is a curated collection of ten principles that are inspired by 
human-centered design and usability thought leaders…" 

Too Much UX Success (Video) 
By Jakob Nielsen. 
"What to do when a UX team becomes too popular and too many projects 
want UX help with their designs, overwhelming the available capacity 
to do good work." 

6 Rules for Persuasive Storytelling 
By Rachel Krause. 
"Stories build empathy and make the user needs and pain points 
memorable to your team. Effective stories speak the language of the 
audience, are rooted in data, and take advantage of compelling 

[Section one ends.] 


+09: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site? 

Accessibility Information. 

Association Information. 

Book Listings. 

Cascading Style Sheets Information. 

Color Information. 

Drupal Information. 

Evaluation & Testing Information. 

Event Information. 

HTML Information. 

Information Architecture Information. 

JavaScript Information. 

Miscellaneous Web Information. 

Navigation Information. 

PHP Information. 

Sites & Blogs Listing. 

Standards, Guidelines & Pattern Information. 

Tool Information. 

Typography Information. 

Usability Information. 

XML Information. 

[Section two ends.] 



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Until next time, 

Laura L. Carlson 
Information Technology Systems and Services 
University of Minnesota Duluth 
Duluth, MN U.S.A. 55812-3009 

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