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…

External links: In or Out

External links: In or Out

Large part of today’s web is currently built on modern content management systems that enable developers, designers, and content authors to decide the functionality of the components at global and at the page level. All the content creation is done in WYSWYG editors.  It is the designers and the content author’s responsibility to ensure which…

Accessible Date Pickers Roundup
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Accessible Date Pickers Roundup

The most frequently discussed topics among developers, designers, and accessibility professionals relate to the accessibility of calendar widgets. While it is not difficult to make a calendar widget accessible, there are still instances where date pickers are inaccessible and cannot be used by assistive technologies. While it is always possible to provide alternative methods of…

Can Placeholder Make a Difference in Form Accessibility?
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Can Placeholder Make a Difference in Form Accessibility?

This is a series of four articles that discusses all aspects off creating accessible forms: Oh! I am alright! No, wait! I forget things very easily. What do they call that? Short term memory loss? The other day, I was filling an online exam registration form. They asked me to write my office address, home…