Featured: The dangerous path of the accessibility overlay
Joe Dolson on why an accessibility overlay leads one down a dangerous path: “[It] fundamentally harms the future of web site accessibility. The nature of accessibility testing is to expose issues to a human being who can then act on those issues. An accessibility overlay, by nature, avoids exposing what problems it has addressed to a human being.”
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News, resources, tools and tutorials
- Overlay Fact Sheet (resource – overlayfactsheet.com)
- And Now Here We Are (comic/art – disabilityvisibilityproject.com)
- Progressive enhancement and accessibility redux (blog post - quirksmode.org)
- Building an accessibility library (blog post - medium.com/indeed-design)
- Making the slowest “fast” page (blog post - tunetheweb.com)
- The mobile performance inequality gap, 2021 (blog post - infrequently.org)
- Good news about display: contents and Chrome (blog post - rachelandrew.co.uk)
- Disabled buttons don’t have to suck (blog post - stories.justinewin.com)
New to A11y?
Matt Putland shows you how to make “read more” links accessible. I like how Matt shares you six options here, giving you plenty to pick from depending on your constraints.
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