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Connecting the Accessibility Dots

On November 17, 2019, I’ll hold a workshop in Berlin as a part of  Accessibility Club Summit 2019 . Tickets are just €50. In this new workshop I want to help people wo have an understanding of specific parts of accessibility to get a better understanding on where this fits …

“Open in Overcast” Bookmarklet

I use Overcast for my daily podcasting needs. Sometimes I stumble upon new podcasts and I quickly want to add an episode to Overcast for sampling the podcast. Unfortunately there often is no link to the Overcast URL directly on the page despite Overcast having decent web …

Accessible CSS Generated Content

CSS generated content  can have unintended side-consequences. As Andy Clarke discovered recently ,  data-  attributes he used as a way to transfer content into CSS for visual purposes are not translated using built-in browser functionality. His[^ Note that this is …

Much Ado About No Lists

In the past two days, people noticed that VoiceOver (VO) on top of Safari is not reading list semantics when the list is not styled in a list-like fashion. First things first: What does it mean for me as a web developer that Safari is not reading lists when it doesn't look like …

Leaving Facebook

I’ll leave Facebook by the end of the day today[^This blog post was in the making for days, and I wanted to give advanced warnings, but it didn’t work out sooner.]. I thought about this final step for several months. I have many reasons, including, but not limited, to Facebook’s …

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 …

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 …

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 for too …

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, …

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/WAI …

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 Jones. Very …

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.

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