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how-tos

How–to: Using Caption Services with HTML5 Video

How to implement captions on HTML5 video (and audio) elements.

How–to: Use Skip Navigation links

Use skip nav links to ease keyboard user fatigue and frustration.

How–to: Use TITLE attributes

Short answer: Avoid using title attributes except in a few special circumstances.

How–to: Use role="application"

NEVER use role=application on a widely containing element such as <body> if your page consists mostly of traditional widgets or page elements.

How-to: Future proof your accessibility efforts.

Ways to make your accessibility effort as future proof as possible.

Getting Started with OS X VoiceOver

How-to guide to the basics of navigating a webpage using Apple’s VoiceOver screen reader, included in OS X.

How-to: Hide Content

How-to hide content but still make it accessible to screen readers.


myths

MYTH: Screen readers don’t use JavaScript

98.6% of all screen readers have JavaScript enabled.

MYTH: Accessibility is "blind people"

Brief explanation of the four categories of accessibility


quick tests

Quick Test: Check Comprehension Level

Using these tools you can check the reading level of your written content.

Quick Test: Check contrast with your mobile device

Using an ordinary mobile device you can check your site's readability.

Quick Test: Navigate using just your keyboard

A quick 5 second accessibility test that you can run on your sites right now.


quick tips

Quick Tip: Never remove CSS outlines

Removing CSS outlines without proper fallbacks can make it impossible to navigate your site with a keyboard.

Quick Tip: Don't auto-play video, music and more

Why you shouldn't auto-play anything that could distract the user from their main task.

Quick Tip: Never use maximum-scale=1.0

Why you never ever should use maximum-scale=1.0 in your viewport meta tag.

Quick Tip: ARIA Landmark Roles

Use ARIA Landmark Roles to help assistive devices navigate the markup.

Quick Tip: Using alt Text Properly

A few tips on how and when to use the alt attribute. Make sure your text is helpful and most importantly meaningful.


basics

A Primer To Vestibular Disorders

Key facts, definitions, demographics and causes of vestibular disorders.

A Primer To Visual Impairment

Key facts, definitions, demographics, causes, challenges and future of visual impairment.