The Home Link Dilemma: Who Wins? Design or Accessibility!

The Home Link Dilemma: Who Wins? Design or Accessibility!

The idea for this article came when I was trying to figure out how to get to the homepage of a website. During my research, I navigated several pages deep, but when I attempted to return to the homepage, I couldn’t find the home link. I used the link list shortcut in the screen reader…

Input Type ‘date’: The Accessibility of HTML Date Picker

Input Type ‘date’: The Accessibility of HTML Date Picker

As a screen reader user, I always dread finding a date picker that is not accessible on the website where I need to fill out forms. Whether it is used to collect a birth date or when booking a ticket on air travel or hotel booking sites, often these date pickers are not accessible and…

From Headers to Footers: Creating Accessible Experience with Landmarks

From Headers to Footers: Creating Accessible Experience with Landmarks

The idea for this article sparked during a recent prep for a training program. I was collaborating with another accessibility professional on presentation slides when the topic of landmarks and their significance for screen reader users came up. My co-speaker pointedly asked, “Raghav, I’ve never noticed you emphasizing the importance of landmarks or using them…

Unraveling the Diversity of Digital Accessibility Job Titles

Unraveling the Diversity of Digital Accessibility Job Titles

Digital accessibility is an immense subject, and jobs within the accessibility space have seen a tremendous uptick in the last few years. When I initially started in web accessibility, there werehardly any jobs available, and the one or two openings had a lot of competition. The rise in awareness and active pursuit of accessible services…

Understanding SC 2.5.7 Dragging Movements
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Understanding SC 2.5.7 Dragging Movements

All functionality that uses a dragging movement for operation can be achieved by a single pointer without dragging, unless dragging is essential or the functionality is determined by the user agent and not modified by the author. Note: This requirement applies to web content that interprets pointer actions (i.e. this does not apply to actions…

NewzHook and BarrierBreak Announce Inclusive India Digital First

NewzHook and BarrierBreak Announce Inclusive India Digital First

In a Digital First world, can you afford to leave a Billion+ people with disabilities behind? No, It’s time to shift to a mindset of Inclusion + Accessibility. Let’s move towards an Inclusive – India Digital First What is Inclusive? Inclusive is a 1-day conference organized by Newz Hook and powered by BarrierBreak where you can…