Creating Accessible Experience with Landmarks

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…

Understanding SC 2.4.11 Focus Not Obscured (Minimum)
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Understanding SC 2.4.11 Focus Not Obscured (Minimum)

When a user interface component receives keyboard focus, the component is not entirely hidden due to author-created content. Note: Where content in a configurable interface can be repositioned by the user, then only the initial positions of user-movable content is considered for testing and conformance of this Success Criterion. Note: Content opened by the user…

Does the HTML hr (horizontal Rule) Benefit Screen Reader Users?

Does the HTML hr (horizontal Rule) Benefit Screen Reader Users?

A conversation with a fellow accessibility subject matter expert led me to contemplate this topic. While working on the design aspects of DigitalA11Y, I encountered the separator block in the Gutenberg editor which utilizes an <hr> tag. For screen reader users, this tag is being read as a separator. The discussion revolved around whether the…