Security and accessibility have a lot in common. Not that tackling one necessarily helps the other, but that the way you tackle them needs to be similar as they both affect the design and development from the start. This article explores the similarities these two factors have and how to best approach them.
All posts for "Accessibility" category
Cutting the Mustard
Should we ignore the 0.3% of site visitors that use Internet Explorer 6? Or should we provide a fairly basic, yet functional experience? Matt Lawson explains how at Nomensa, we can create functional sites for all, no matter which OS, browser or device.
Accessibility and Externalities
Alastair Campbell, Director of Accessibility at Nomensa and speaker at Interact London discusses the costs of accessibility, which can be seen in economic terms as 'externalities' and the ROI an accessible site can unlock.
Infinite scrolling is probably not a good idea for your website
What do Facebook and Time.com have in common? Despite having very different purposes -the former a social media site and the latter a renowned magazine- both incorporated infinite scrolling in their designs. Find out why it may not be a good idea to incorporate this into your website.
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 these 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
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.
More Tips for Creating Accessible Forms
Tips to help make your forms more accessible, covering common issues that I have come across when evaluating forms for accessibility conformance and providing techniques for improving their overall accessibility.