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. Luckily, there are some aria roles and attributes which can help to make interacting with overlay windows easier for people using screen readers.
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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.
Tips on combining image and text links
Tips on combining image and text links that link to the same resource, a requirement stated in the Web Content Accessibility guidelines.
Contributing to Drupal, the Nomensa way
Here at Nomensa we have accessibility at the heart, so when we get granted time in our schedule to work on contributing modules to the Drupal community, our first choice was to look into contributing modules that could raise the standard of accessibility across Drupal.
Improving travel website accessibility
Web accessibility can increase customer satisfaction, generate revenue, improves brand loyalty and can even enhance search engine performance. It’s also a legal requirement under the Equality Act 2010. But how many travel companies recognise this potential?
On naming buttons
Looking at the language we use in the software we design, specifically when it comes to buttons.
Captions, audio descriptions and transcripts
This video gives you some advice about alternatives for audio and video content.
Making websites accessible without sacrificing aesthetics
Fifteen years after the Web Accessibility Initiative was launched, which aimed to improve web usability for those with disabilities, online accessibility is still widely ignored. Far too often there is a belief that a compromise must be made between accessibility and an attractive design.
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