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.
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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.
Captions, audio descriptions and transcripts
This video gives you some advice about alternatives for audio and video content.
A few tips on accessible links
This video gives you some tips on how to create accessible links.
Preserving correct reading order
This video explains how inserting dynamic content can affect logical reading and focus order.
How to write better page titles
A few tips on how to write good and accessible page titles.
Accessible use of colour in web design
A quick explanation on why colour shouldn't be the only means of conveying the information on a website.
7 web accessibility myths
Web accessibility is not a new concept. The Web Accessibility Initiative was launched back in 1997, and yet 15 years later it is still a widely ignored and neglected aspect of web development. There are many deep-rooted misconceptions about accessibility which prevent people from making a conscious effort to incorporate it into their websites. Let’s take a closer look at the top 7 web accessibility myths.