Posts Tagged ‘accessibility’

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  1. 18 Sep, 2023

    How To Make A Strong Case For Accessibility – Smart Interface Design Patterns

    Getting support for accessibility efforts isn’t easy. There are many accessibility myths, wrong assumptions and expectations that make accessibility look like a complex, expensive and time-consuming project. Let’s fix that! Below are some practical techniques that has been working well […]

  2. 11 Mar, 2023

    Neurodiversity Design System

    Neurodiversity Design System articulates some good design best practices to make information accessible to more people. Like most things accessibility related, these are design considerations that make an experience better for everybody, not just those with disabilities.

  3. 14 Dec, 2022

    Buttons and the Baader–Meinhof phenomenon – Manuel Matuzović

    Great, succinct article about making button labels accessible.

  4. 08 Dec, 2022

    Video Interview Series #11: Accessibility and Inclusive Design Systems, with Brad Frost – Skip To Content

    I had a great time on the Skip To Content podcast chatting about how design systems are great vehicles for delivering more accessible experiences to users. Check it out:

  5. 30 Dec, 2019

    What a Year of Learning and Teaching Accessibility Taught Me – 24 Accessibility

    Accessibility isn’t easy. And often times it is downright hard. But that comes with the territory. Designing for humans is hard. And accessibility is, at the end of the day, all about and all for humans. We may not get […]

  6. 15 Dec, 2019

    Why is Not an Accordion

    Preach, Dave. At the risk of being a broken record; HTML really needs , , , , and elements. Not more “low-level primitives” but good ol’ fashioned, difficult-to-get-consensus-on elements. A new set of accessible controls for a modern era… except […]

  7. 04 Nov, 2019

    Location, Privilege and Performant Websites

    When we design and build our websites with the outliers in mind, whether it’s for performance or even user experience, we build an experience that can be easy for all to access and use — and that’s what the web is about, […]

  8. 14 Jun, 2019

    Building the most inaccessible site possible with a perfect Lighthouse score

    This post flips the topic of accessibility best practices on its head and demonstrates how to exclude everyone, even while still scoring perfectly on accessibility tools. The moral of the story: automated accessibility tools can help but shouldn’t be the […]

  9. 28 May, 2019

    Reducing motion with the picture element

    I was just talking with Dave about the accessibility of moving images on the web, and he said: hm… I wonder if you could use picture + prefers-reduced-motion? He then sends the following code: <picture> <source srcset=”no-motion.jpg” media=”(prefers-reduced-motion: reduce)”></source> <img […]

  10. 29 Mar, 2019

    Enforcing Accessibility Best Practices with Automatically-Generated IDs

    One of the best things about design systems is you can create components that have design, development, accessibility, responsive, performance, etc best practices baked right into them. By taking care of the boring stuff, users of the design system don’t […]

  11. 12 Feb, 2019

    The ineffectiveness of lonely icons

    After more than a year of using her tablet to read Email, my mother had no idea the Gmail application can be used to write an email. Why? Because after more than 12 months of using an application, she still […]

  12. 02 Nov, 2018

    Enforcing Accessibility Best Practices with Component PropTypes

     I’m diving into React a lot more, and I’m specifically focused on making rock-solid, dumb presentational components that can be ingested by other applications. Part of making these components rock-solid is providing some definition and guardrails for the props […]

  13. 22 Oct, 2018

    I have resigned as the WordPress accessibility team lead. Here is why.

    The accessibility team lead of WordPress has resigned. In her post, Rian Rietveld explains some of the problems the accessibility team encountered as they tried to make the Gutenberg editor experience more accessible. It sounds like there were a lot of […]

  14. 27 Aug, 2018

    Hey GOV.UK, what are you doing about voice?

    With half of all search queries predicted to be spoken by 2020, here’s more detail on the work we’ve been doing to meet the emerging needs of voice assistant users and make government more accessible. Source: Hey GOV.UK, what are […]

  15. 13 Jun, 2018

    Inclusive Components – Cards

    Here’s Heydon Pickering with a metric ton of great advice about creating accessible, flexible, robust card components.

  16. 07 Oct, 2017

    Tabbed Interfaces

    Fantastic deep dive into writing accessible tabs & accordions from Heydon Pickering. This is something I’ve always struggled with, so this detailed post certainly helps.

  17. 09 Jul, 2017

    Empathy Prompts

    This is a fantastic site that helps designers consider users who experience our creations in much different ways. It rounds up a lot of helpful tools and techniques to help you design more thoughtful, empathetic, and accessible experiences.

  18. 30 May, 2015

    Web! What is it good for?

    This post by Jeremy really resonated with me. Definitely worth your time to read it in its entirety.

  19. 21 May, 2015

    Why I Care About Accessibility

    As part of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, the folks at Fresh Tilled Soil asked me for my thoughts on accessibility. So here they are: And in the spirit of accessibility, here’s a transcript of the video: Yeah, accessibility matters a […]

  20. 20 Apr, 2015

    Building websites that work on an e-ink Kindle

    I recently wrote about accessibility and low-powered devices and shared a story about how my wife’s cousin uses a Kindle as her primary browsing device. Chris Ferdinandi wrote a great follow-up post sharing some tips and gotchas for creating Web experiences that […]

  21. 09 Apr, 2015

    Accessibility and Low-Powered Devices

    My wife’s cousin suffers from debilitating migraines. She’s done everything to reduce the migraines’ frequency, from dramatically altering her diet, to trying every available medical treatment, to even moving several times to different climates. Because of her condition, she has to minimize […]

  22. 23 Apr, 2014


    I’ve recently been for more efficient ways for user inputs, especially around credit card input. In exploring using input mask solutions, a lot of people have weighed in on several important limitations/frustrations: Accessibilty–One of the biggest concerns with input masks […]

  23. 24 Oct, 2013

    Float Label Pattern

    Inline form labels can cause a lot of trouble, but at the same time the constraints of mobile screens force designers to do more with less space. It puts people in a weird position. Let’s take a look at the […]

  24. 27 Feb, 2013

    The Invisible Aspects of Design

    Noah Stokes shared this sentiment on Twitter yesterday: I feel like responsive design has sucked the soul out of website design. Everything is boxes and grids. Where has the creativity gone? His follow up post explains how responsive design is […]

  25. 09 Feb, 2013

    You Can’t Create a Button

    Nicholas Zakas discusses the dangers of relying on Javascript to make non-link, non-button elements interactive. If you expect the user to interact with something, then you need to use either a link or button.