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  • Is input type=”date” ready for use in accessible websites?

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    One of the 'new' HTML5 elements - input type="date" - was intended to simplify the collection of dates on websites, and to reduce user errors whilst doing so. So is…

  • My favourite accessible accordion pattern

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    Accordions are useful components in web pages for temporarily hiding content until it's needed. But is it possible to make an accessible accordion component? Here's an illustrated walkthrough of the code…

  • Accessible accordions part 2 – using <details> and <summary>

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    After a comment on my previous blog post about accessible accordion patterns, I decided to do some investigation on the details and summary HTML elements. They could be the best…

  • Collecting dates in an accessible way

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    There are many different ways to collect dates from users in website forms. But what's the best way to do that in a way that's accessible to everyone? In this…

  • Top 5 things to review in an Accessible Design Review

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    Finding accessibility issues early helps avoid the costs of retrofitting accessibility after designs are coded. Here are the top 5 accessibility topics to look at in a design review...

  • Figure and figcaption – extended alternate text for screen readers?

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    The usual way of making images accessible for people who can't see them is to provide alternative text using the alt attribute of the element. However, in many websites, images…

  • How to use HTML5 sectioning elements to create useful accessible landmarks

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    HTML5 sectioning elements like <header>, <nav>, <main> can be good for accessibility, as screen reader users can hear them voiced as ‘landmarks’, but only if they are used correctly...

  • 5 things you should know before buying accessibility audit and accreditation services

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    There are a lot of accessibility conformance badges out there. Jonathan Hassell asks what the true value of accessibility badges is, both to the organisations that buy them, and to…

  • Dos and don’ts on designing for older people (POSTER)

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    Older people could be your web site or app's most underserved audience. Turn them into customers with our poster of tips from our Digital Accessibility Experts Live webinar last week...

  • WCAG 2.1 is here – what’s in it for you?

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    WCAG 2.1 has now been published. Many people are talking about what’s in it. But the more important question is: what’s in it for you? Here's a background to why…