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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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The a11y Monthly: Contributing to WordPress to spread accessibility culture

28 February 2017 | 3 Comments | Andrea Fercia

People call me an accessibility expert, but I don't see myself as an expert. I do know quite a few things about HTML5, WAI-ARIA, browsers, and screen readers. I live in a small country, which is well known for its arts, food, and fashion. However, it is not famous for its information technology industry. So …

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12 months, 12 technologies

24 January 2017 | Anton Timmermans

I think it is important to keep learning new things. To encourage myself to keep doing that, I have two different ways to learn new things. On the one hand, I follow people that consistently produce quality content which I can learn from. On the other hand, I explore other interests to meet new people …

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