WEB DESIGN UPDATE. - Volume 16, Issue 35, February 22, 2018.
David P. Dillard
+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
- Volume 16, Issue 35, February 22, 2018.
An email newsletter to distribute news and information about web design and development.
++ISSUE 35 CONTENTS.
SECTION ONE: New references.
What's new at the Web Design Reference site?
New links in these categories:
02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.
04: EVALUATION & TESTING.
10: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?
++ SECTION ONE: New references.
Tables, CSS Display Properties, and ARIA
By Adrian Roselli.
"This post has two separate but related things going on. One is an example of one of my responsive tables with ARIA added, and the other is the Twitter conversation that started this along with some generalized responses…"
Short Note on Hiding Stuff in Interactive Elements from Screen Readers
By Steve Faulkner.
"Symbols are cool. They add decoration and/or information to user interfaces. For screen reader users their inclusion can sometimes be annoying or confusing as the visual and aural user interface differ…"
Assistive Technologies - The Switch
By Hampus Sethfors.
"A switch is an assistive technology primarily used by people with motor impairments to access and control computers, smartphones, electric wheelchairs, smart home appliances and more…"
Takeaways from 7 Principles of Inclusive Design
By Deborah Edwards-Onoro.
"In her 7 Principles of Inclusive Design webinar today, Henny Swan, director of user experience at The Paciello Group, discussed how accessibility and inclusive design fit together to create usable websites and web apps that work for everyone…"
GitHub Contributions Chart
By Adrian Roselli.
"…the contributions chart is wildly inaccessible…if it is as important as many claim, then it needs to be rebuilt…"
How to Scale Your Accessibility Initiatives By Empowering & Equipping Your Workforce
By Dennis Lembree.
"Great accessibility doesn't just happen…"
It's Illegal to Have an Inaccessible Website in Norway - and That's Good News for All of Us
By Ida Aalen.
"Laws can change attitudes, and changed attitudes can change how we act.…"
Section 508 Refresh: Five Things You Should Know
By Equal Entry.
"…All products must now conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG) level A and AA standards. Even if your product is not for the web, you are still accountable to WCAG as it is…"
Countries that Have Adopted WCAG Standards (Map Updated)
By Sofia Enamorado.
"…Many countries around the world have adapted WCAG into their accessibility laws…"
H.R. 620 Vote Enables Discrimination and Ignores Website Accessibility
By Kim Krause Berg.
"The outcry from advocates for the disabled gained momentum as the day to vote approached, but in the end H.R. 620 was passed and 51 million Americans with disabilities face losing their civil rights again…"