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My name is Eric. I’m a Web Accessibility Specialist and work with Knowbility and the W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative to make the Web a better, more inclusive, place.
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Recent Blog Posts

Sunday Seven for April 29, 2018

Swaziland king renames country Kingdom of eSwatini (The Guardian) Internationalization is hard, now you have to fit in a country with a lower case first letter. Meaning “place of the Swazi”, eSwatini is the Swazi language name for the tiny state landlocked between South Africa and Mozambique. Unlike some countries, Swaz... read more

Hyphenation, Languages and Code

Jeremy posted a solution for multi-language sites where you want to switch hyphenation on when the page language is set to (for example) German: [lang="de"] { hyphens: auto; } This works great until you have code on the page. Even if we have word-wrapping for code enabled (and we should on ... read more

Sunday Seven for April 8, 2018

I’ve been on vacation for a bit, which was incredibly relaxing. Some pictures are available on Instagram (for now – I need an indie web solution for this). Professionalism: Design’s Lost Generation (Mike Monteiro, Medium) — Everyone who helps to produce a product is a designer, every decision counts. It’s importan... read more

On the #A11y Rules Podcast

Nic @vavroom Steenhout (Blog) invited me to his #A11y Rules Podcast. We talked about my work with Knowbility and the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) and how I got into accessibility. Nic’s podcast is short and sweet, so you don’t have to listen to me waffling on f... read more

Sunday Seven for March 18, 2018

I’m in San Diego where I’ll attend the W3C WAI Education and Outreach WG Face-to-Face meeting, and CSUN, the biggest accessibility conference. It’s always amazing to be able to work with my colleagues in one room and to meet all accessibility experts in one place. Beta: W3C/WA... read more

Sunday Seven for March 11, 2018

This was a long work week, so here are some games and apps instead of articles as I couldn’t find time to concentrate on pieces. TV: Jessica Jones, Season 2 – While work was plenty, some of it was also repetitive, so I managed to watch the new Season of Jessica Jone... read more

Sunday Seven for March 4, 2018

In Sunday Seven I publish a list of seven links to things on the internet. The only criteria to make it in this category is that it is interesting to me. Accessibility: Apple Park’s Visitor Center by twitter user @xarph – An interesting twitter thread about the many small details buil... read more

Is this thing still on?

Let’s wipe some dust off this old blog, shall we? There’s a lot to do, including accessibility fixes, but sometimes you just have to start somewhere. read more

My #ID24 talk

On Friday, I was invited to talk at #ID24 about WAI-ARIA, with a special focus on the ramifications of bad ARIA. You can view the slides or watch the video. read more

Speaking at Inclusive Design 24 #ID24

I am thrilled to be speaking at the annual Inclusive Design 24 event on June 9th. At 5 am UTC time (that is 7 am CEST), I’ll speak about my growing frustrations of ARIA implementations in the wild. The talk is called “ARIA Serious.” Check the event website for a schedule in your t... read more