Blog articles

How to improve accessibility of overlay windows – part 2

Published
21st October 2014
by 
Gosia Mlynarczyk
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How to improve accessibility of overlay windows – part 2

In the first part of this article, I've discussed keyboard accessibility issues which are often found in overlay windows, and which affect both sighted keyboard users and screen reader users. Apart from keyboard accessibility issues, dialogs can be tricky to use for screen reader users for few other reasons.

How to improve the accessibility of overlay windows – part 1

Published
30th September 2014
by 
Gosia Mlynarczyk
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How to improve the accessibility of overlay windows – part 1

Lightbox, modal window, dialog, overlay… There are many names used to describe a component with the same (or very similar) functionality. For the purpose of this article, I will use these terms interchangeably to refer to a window which is triggered by the user, appears on top of the viewed page overlaying other content, and which must be acknowledged by the user before they can come back to the main page area.

The Elements of Search – Part 1

Published
18th September 2014
by 
Robin Nash
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The Elements of Search – Part 1

Search is becoming ever more popular (3.5. billion searches a day on Google) and its capability is becoming increasingly deep and powerful. It has the ability – and responsibility – to provide a complete navigation solution, rather than a back-up or as one option of many.

10 reasons to attend Interact London

Published
16th September 2014
by 
Nomensa
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10 reasons to attend Interact London

Interact London is a UX design conference bringing together leading speakers with talks that will explore the importance of design and the roles that User Experience and Information Architecture play in today's digital society.

Here's 10 reasons you should definitely attend!

An introduction to Interact London

Published
12th September 2014
by 
Nomensa
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An introduction to Interact London

Interact London 2014 is a new event we’re launching on the 9th & 10th of October, at RIBA in London. The event is an exciting opportunity to bring together those not only in the user experience and information architecture community, but also creative heads, technologists, strategic thinkers and business leaders.