Questions tagged [accessibility]

Accessibility: the practice of making sites which function smoothly for users with a variety of disabilities, including blindness, deafness, and paralysis among others.

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Publishing A Graphic Novel Online?

My employer runs a writing contest every year. Every year we publish the top three results in each category to our website. No big deal. This year, a category has been added for a graphic novel. What ...
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Tooltips for keyboard users

The title attribute can be used on almost any HTML element, particularly hyperlinks, to provide some additional detail of the element. This is useful for screen readers, but not so much when using the ...
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Pros and cons of horizontal menus versus vertical?

I've long wondered if there should be a preference for using horizontal navigation menus, or vertical ones. I've used both before, on various websites, and can see each having pros and cons. Is there ...
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Should I worry about people disabling Javascript?

Often when picking new tools and frameworks I see the warning "Will not work if the user has disabled Javascript". I then look at my Javascript powered slideshow, Javascript powered menu, and ...
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How to markup non-human-language text in HTML?

Considering the needs of screen readers, browser spell-checking, search engines, etc. how should non-human-language text be marked up in HTML? Should it be wrapped in a particular tag? Is there a ...
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When are accessibility features required?

I've mostly done intranet development and never worried about accessibility features. For a public website, is there certain types of sites or data where specific accessibility features are legally ...
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What tools are used to make a PDF accessible to people with disabilities

In the US sites should be made accessible for people with disabilities. This is often followed for HTML, but ignored for PDF files. Since there is quite a lot of PDF content on the web, what tools ...
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Font resizing widgets: worth it?

I see some text-heavy sites implement the little JavaScript widgets that allow you to choose smaller or larger text sizes on sites. (e.g.: as described on the Guardian's website) Are these little ...
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What are the minimum steps that I should follow to ensure that my web site is accessible?

I am trying to follow a very important standard that I must admit I have ignored up until recently. I want to make sure that my pages are accessible to a large portion of people that have disabilities....