Featured: Indicating focus to improve accessibility
Hidde de Vries explains one of the foundations of accessibility that’s often overlooked: indicating focus.
News, resources, tools and tutorials
- Disability, language and service design (blog post – medium.com/content-at-scope)
- Apple previews accessibility enhancements coming with macOS Catalina, iPadOS, and iOS 13 (blog post – applevis.com)
- Introducing Voice Control on Mac and iOS — Apple (video – youtube.com)
- How to design a voice experience (resource – bbc.co.uk/gel)
- How a blind photographer sees the world (news article – bbc.com)
- Some thoughts on components (blog post – susanjeanrobertson.com)
- Captioning Three.js WebGL Canvas elements with image recognition (blog post – livierickson.com)
- The anatomy of accessible forms: The problem with placeholders (blog post – deque.com)
- Web accessibility in context (blog post – smashingmagazine.com)
- Keep it simple (blog post – andy-bell.design)
New to A11y
Rachel Andrew provides a warning about grid, content re-ordering and accessibility. Just like anything else, you need to be mindful of how something works, and why when you change it. Andrew also suggests that maybe it’s time for a way to allow the tab and reading order to follow the visual order.
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