What are the Autocomplete Attributes Defined in 1.3.5 Input Purpose?
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What are the Autocomplete Attributes Defined in 1.3.5 Input Purpose?

When WCAG 2.1 came out in 2018, it introduced a new success criterion namely 1.3.5 – Identify Input Purpose. It aims to ease the auto-fill capability of browsers and other assistive technologies when web sites and apps ask the users to fill out personal information. One of the sufficient techniques suggested to test for the…

Make Your Forms Accessible to All: A Checklist for Web & Mobile Apps  
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Make Your Forms Accessible to All: A Checklist for Web & Mobile Apps  

Recently, during a discussion, I was talking to my design partner, Monika, about the inaccessibility of government websites in India. I got stuck at a form that requires a captcha, and without sighted help, there is no way to move forward. Monika also brought up an interesting point about how most government sites are built…

Does WordPress Gutenberg Editor Require a Fix for the Call-to-Action Button Block? 
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Does WordPress Gutenberg Editor Require a Fix for the Call-to-Action Button Block? 

In the past at DigitalA11Y blog, we discussed the Links vs. Buttons conundrum and outlined the accessibility challenges. During a discussion with our design partner, Monika Prasad, she pointed out a critical mistake that seems to be happening on DigitalA11Y. We use WordPress as the CMS platform to publish our content, and for all aspects…

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…

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…