Featured: Three questions to evaluate design patterns and avoid unnecessary work that degrades UX
“The purpose of design is to solve actual problems. Not made up “I’m bored so I’ll come up with something new” problems. Real ones. That’s literally what design is.”
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The flexibility of WordPress is a double-edged sword when it comes to accessibility: just as quickly as new content can be created by non-technical users, accessibility problems can be added.
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News, resources, tools and tutorials
- New DOJ web accessibility regulation is a disaster (blog post - convergeaccessibility.com)
- Designing accessible text over images: Best practices, techniques, and resources (part 1) (blog post - smashingmagazine.com)
- Designing accessible text over images: Best practices, techniques, and resources (part 2) (blog post - smashingmagazine.com)
- Contextual form errors and ARIA (blog post – marcus.io)
- The problem with disabling paste and what to do instead (blog post – adamsilver.io
- Pushing beyond the boundaries of the five senses with artificial intelligence (blog post – equalentry.com)
- Best practice for TV user interface accessibility (blog post – tetralogical.com
- Progressively enhanced HTML accordion (blog post – adrianroselli.com)
- Progressively enhanced form validation, part 1: HTML and CSS (blog post – cloudfour.com
- Why you must commit to grounding every DEI-related effort with data (blog post – peoplemanagingpeople.com)
- New Threads app fails accessibility test (blog post – abilitynet.org.uk
New to A11y
Daniela Kubesch explains the problem with auto-generated alternative texts for images. There are a few, really, especially when artificial intelligence (AI) gets combined with accessibility overlays. While AI can save time, it may not always lead to the best experience.
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