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Recent Accessibility articles

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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The a11y Monthly: Story of a toggle

30 March 2017 | Andrea Fercia

This is the story of a little switch toggle, a custom HTML control we’ve recently implemented here at Yoast for our projects. Native HTML controls are always preferable, but we try to experiment and have a good balance between accessibility and good design. Wondering what custom controls are? Curious to see how modern design and …

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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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The a11y Monthly: Accessibility and JavaScript

29 December 2016 | Andrea Fercia

In the last couple years, we’ve seen an increased adoption of JavaScript libraries and frameworks to build web applications. At Yoast, some important parts of our applications, such as our Yoast SEO plugin, have already moved to JavaScript. In the future, we'll build most of our interfaces using React components. This shift to JavaScript is …

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The a11y Monthly: Web content accessibility at Yoast

28 October 2016 | 1 Comment | Andrea Fercia

Universal access to content is an essential aspect of the web. Helping people finding content is one of the first steps. For that reason, it is the responsibility of every developer to make sure content is accessible for everyone. At Yoast, accessibility matters a great deal. We’re all focused in an ongoing effort to improve the …

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