Featured: How to know when to use HTML webpages instead of PDFs
“We might have an unpopular opinion to some content creators, which is the first rule of PDFs is don’t use a PDF. Basically, only use a PDF if there’s a specific reason to. Otherwise, use an HTML webpage.”
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Sponsored: Free training - Accessibility awareness and foundations
In celebration of this year’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), we’re hosting a free training event on Thursday, May 18th from 1:00-4:00 PM ET.
This training is intended for all audiences; including policymakers, management, content creators, developers, designers, testers, and everything in between.
This event is divided into three components, which include plenty of time for questions and answers.
Attendees will learn:
- What is digital accessibility and why it matters
- First-hand lived experiences and barriers faced by people with various disabilities
- Next steps for getting started: building for accessibility by leveraging technology
News, resources, tools and tutorials
- Getting VoiceOver to shut up (blog post - tempertemper.net)
- Centering students with disabilities: An accessible user experience study of a library research guide (research - journals.publishing.umich.edu)
- Shifting left, or: Making accessibility easier by doing it earlier (video/talk - talks.hiddedevries.nl)
- The ultimate guide to automatic accessibility testing in CI/CD for React apps (blog post – a5h.dev)
- No, APG’s support charts are not ‘Can I Use’ for ARIA (blog post – adrianroselli.com)
- Legal update: April 2023 (blog post – convergeaccessibility.com)
- Short note: Why isn’t role=presentation/none allowed on focusable elements? (blog post - html5accessibility.com)
- Don’t use custom CSS scrollbars (blog post – ericwbailey.website)
- Accessibility matters at the Intellectual Property Office UK (IPO) (blog post - accessibility.blog.gov.uk)
- React Testing Library & accessibility (blog post – dev.to/steady5063)
New to A11y
Chris Ferdinandi gives you a few tips on making links that look nice. You have a lot more flexibility today than you did in the past. Links can look good and be accessible too.
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