Featured: Accessibility is not inclusive design or disability rights. It’s a part of it.
“For me, accessibility is mainly a set of practices that allow practitioners to build their product in a way that does not introduce obvious barriers for users. To do that effectively, of course they need to learn about the disabled experience and how people (in my case) use the web. And hopefully that sparks interest and thinking more about disability needs as a whole.”
Sponsored: Key considerations for accessibility in WordPress
Equalize Digital is excited to announce the release of a new “front-end highlighting” feature for its WordPress Accessibility Checker plugin, funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
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News, resources, tools and tutorials
- Interview with Wouter: I am stronger than stuttering (blog post - a11y-collective.com)
- Alt Text Hall of Fame (resource - alttexthalloffame.org)
- A blog post with every HTML element (blog post - patrickweaver.net)
- An alt decision tree using only :has() (blog post – adrianroselli.com)
- Preload v Early Hints v Fetch Priority (video – youtube.com
- Accessibility virtual reality: How to add captions using open source (blog post – equalentry.com)
- How large DOM sizes affect interactivity, and what you can do about it (blog post – web.dev
- Adventures with BeMyAI (blog post – tink.uk)
- aria-haspopup and screen readers (blog post – matuzo.at
- New amendment to AB 1757 encourages bad consulting (blog post – convergeaccessibility.com)
- Why font-size must never be in pixels (blog post – fedmentor.dev
New to A11y
Whitney Lewis covers a topic you might think you know already: A beginner’s guide to lists and how to make them accessible. I like the clear guidance on when to use lists here.
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