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The a11y Monthly: Spruce up your website accessibility with aria-current

28 September 2017 | 2 Comments | Andrea Fercia

The aria-current attribute is a new, tiny bit of HTML in the upcoming ARIA 1.1 specification. It's a simple, effective way to communicate to assistive technologies which the current item within a set of related items is. Here, I'll try to explain how such a small attribute can improve your website accessibility. I'll also show how …

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On the WordPress UI library choice: extensibility over interoperability

25 September 2017 | 2 Comments | Omar Reiss

In the upcoming weeks, WordPress will choose a UI rendering framework. I’ve heard many claims plugin / theme developers will still be able to use whatever they like, regardless of what WordPress chooses. I think we shouldn’t count on that, nor should we focus on providing interoperability at this point. Instead we should focus first …

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The a11y Monthly: Does Accessibility slow down the development process?

31 August 2017 | 1 Comment | Andrea Fercia

I've been focusing on web accessibility for a few years now. One of the complaints I've often heard from business owners and managers is that implementing accessibility is hard and slows down the development process. For this reason, sometimes accessibility gets postponed or set aside in the erroneous belief that's something that can be "added" …

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The a11y Monthly: Accessibility for the future you

28 July 2017 | 4 Comments | Andrea Fercia

One of the most common misconceptions I often hear about Web accessibility is that accessibility is for people with disabilities or with some kind of impairment. Some people think it relates to a small percentage of users. Business owners and managers, even the ones who understand the value of accessibility, sometimes tend to think it can …

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The a11y Monthly: Why you shouldn’t rely on the title attribute

9 June 2017 | 1 Comment | Andrea Fercia

The title attribute is a small bit of HTML that developers can use on most of the HTML elements. In desktop browsers, the title attribute content is typically displayed as a visual “tooltip”. The attribute has been around for about 15 years. It is still widely used on the internet in the belief it’s a …

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The a11y Monthly: 5 easy things you can do now to improve accessibility

1 May 2017 | 1 Comment | Andrea Fercia

One of the concerns I often hear about accessibility is that it’s hard to implement and expensive. It’s true that retrofitting accessibility requirements on an existing website can be expensive. But that’s because it’s too late. Plan accessibility from the start and ensure that it's embedded in the culture of your organization. This will make …

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Yoast goes TYPO3

25 April 2017 | Taco Verdonschot

Mid February, we announced our cooperation with the Dutch web agency MaxServ. Together we’ve been working on two new versions of Yoast SEO: Yoast SEO for TYPO3 and Yoast SEO for Magento 2. After an intense period of developing and testing we tagged our first stable version of Yoast SEO for TYPO3 last week. Such …

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