Featured: Thoughts on screen readers and image recognition
In the absence of text descriptions provided by content authors, screen readers are turning to machine learning. Léonie Watson shares some thoughts on the subject.
News, resources, tools and tutorials
- Reducing motion in animations (blog post – letsbuildui.dev)
- Understanding SC 4.1.3 Status messages (blog post – digitala11y.com)
- Maximally optimizing image loading for the web in 2021 (blog post – industrialempathy.com)
- Mobile accessibility and machine learning (blog post – deque.com
- An innovation path to a more accessible world (blog post – octo.vmware.com)
- Math is hard. People with disabilities matter (blog post – sarahhortondesign.com)
- I come to bury Flash, not to praise it. (Twitter thread – twitter.com/mattmay)
- Highlighting accessible Twitter content (blog post – meyerweb.com/eric)
New to A11y?
Alastair Somerville points to how accessibility is where you start because it’s the only way of avoiding huge mistakes and huge costs. I love the point made around how accessibility helps you anticipate adaptions and alternative paths in designs.
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