In the last few months I’ve been doing a lot of research on how blind users use webpages using screenreaders, including spending a lot of time blindfolded and using these for myself. I discovered a few things, and found that a lot of what I thought was true, were actually myths. Read more
Do you add a descriptive title attribute to your links? If so did you know that you might be making your site even less accessible? Recently everything I thought I knew about the title attribute was proved false when I started using a screenreader.
When WordPress added the input for adding a title to all links I was pleased. Finally, I thought, here’s a way that I can add more descriptive text about the destination of the link that will be read aloud in screenreaders. But I was wrong. Read more
I’m a full visually-able user and I love looking at websites. I know though, that not everyone experiences websites in the same way. Browsing websites at different screen sizes is a hot topic at the moment, but lets not forget that it’s not just mobile users that experience websites differently, blind users experience them in a way you might not even realise.
So I started using a screen reader to see (I suppose I should say “experience”) how a blind user navigates a website. Read more
I bet you’re bored to death of hearing about the alt tag, and how important and magical it is. I bet you think you know everything there is to know about it right? Good!
So when I put this picture on Facebook last week and asked our followers to answer a simple question about the appropriate alt text, why did so many get the answer wrong?
Here’s a little quiz for you guys. This image is on a website for purely presentational reasons. Which of these is the most appropriate alt text? Read more