Code things

Time to revisit accesskey?

Many websites provide keyboard shortcuts for common tasks. Keyboard shortcuts are useful things to have, but the way in which they’re provided is often problematic for Windows screen reader users.

Accessibility support for CSS generated content

The CSS before/after pseudo-selectors can be used to insert content into a page. In some situations this technique is a useful thing to do, but how do browsers and screen readers handle the generated content?

Using Schema.org with Microdata

Search engines have ways of extracting meaning from content, but they’re prone to error because information on the webb can be presented in so many different ways. Marking up information so it’s easier for search engines to index is a good thing to do, and thanks to the vocabularies available from schema.org it’s also very […]

Accessible timeout notifications

When a web application has a session timeout, it’s a good idea to warn users about the impending timeout and give them the opportunity to do something about it. It’s therefore important to make sure that all users know when the warning notification appears.

Using the aria-controls attribute

There are a handful of ARIA1.0 attributes that can be used to indicate relationships between elements, when those relationships can’t be ascertained easily from the DOM. One such attribute is aria-controls.

Understanding screen reader interaction modes

Traduction française Windows screen readers have multiple modes of interaction, and depending on the task being carried out they’ll automatically switch to the most appropriate mode. This post explains why Windows screen readers behave the way they do, and how your code can influence that behaviour.