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.
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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.
Mission Impossible? Making Drupal 7 more accessible
Here at Nomensa we aim to make everything accessible, whatever we do. Whilst we are big fans of Drupal, there's a few issues with some of the markup that comes out at the front end, especially from an accessibility point of view
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.
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.
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