Featured: Accessibility is not a feature
Ethan Marcotte reflects on some of the language he uses to talk about accessibility – or, more specifically, to talk about the people he designs for.
News, resources, tools and tutorials
- Variable fonts and dyslexia (blog post – adrianroselli.com)
- Is placeholder text a sufficient accessible label for form fields (blog post – davidmacd.com)
- Challenges in measuring automatic transcription accuracy (blog post – medium.com/descript)
- Improving Basecamp’s accessibility - Interview with Michael Berger on how to make an existing web app more inclusive (blog post – marcus.io)
- The power of progressive enhancement (blog post – medium.com/no-divide)
- Accessible breadcrumb navigation pattern (code – scottaohara.github.io)
- Don’t use “click here” (blog post – medium.com/@heyoka)
- Axe-core gets WCAG 2.1 rules (blog post – deque.com)
- Conversational semantics (blog post – alistapart.com)
- Heading structures are tables of contents (blog post – hiddedevries.nl)
New to A11y
Henny Swan talks about the velvet rope of design. That’s the barrier a lot of people face when a user experience isn’t an accessible one. And as she points out, it’s about much more than design systems and standards.
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