Category Archives: Web Accessibility

Magic tap, an accessibility feature in IOS

Every mobile app will have one task that is highly used, magic tap makes it easy and quick for voiceover users. On your IOS device with the phone app, you want a simple gesture to answer and hang the call, play or stop the music on the music app, take a picture on camera app… Continue Reading Magic tap, an accessibility feature in IOS

Writing an Accessibility Statement for your organization

Having an accessibility statement on the website shows your commitment towards persons with disabilities. With the increase in awareness on the need of inclusive  digital content, either you have a website or a mobile app, showing your commitment towards accessibility is important. While having relevant information on an accessibility statement acknowledges the commitment towards accessibility… Continue Reading Writing an Accessibility Statement for your organization

WCAG 2.1 color contrast analyzer

During June 2018, W3C WAI recommended the new accessibility standard Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 i.e. WCAG 2.1. Along with many new success criteria specific success criterion is added that speaks about color contrast for non-text content. While the existing 1.4.3 contrast (minimum)  and 1.4.6 contrast (Enhanced) still exist. 1.4.11 Non-text contrast The success criteria… Continue Reading WCAG 2.1 color contrast analyzer

Switch access on Mobile

Switch Access allows the users with dexterity impairments to use their mobile device without touching the screen. Because dexterity impairment can limit individuals strength, speed, endurance, and coordination. Persons with such difficulties cannot use their fingers to interact with a touch screen. To overcome such ability mobile operating systems have built in assistive feature called… Continue Reading Switch access on Mobile

1.4.11 Non-text Contrast

the following have a contrast ratio of at least 3:1 against adjacent color(s): User Interface Components Visual information required to identify user interface components and states, except for inactive components or where the appearance of the component is determined by the user agent and not modified by the author; Graphical Objects Parts of graphics required… Continue Reading 1.4.11 Non-text Contrast

Happy New Year 2019

Dear accessibility enthusiasts, well-wishers, subscribers and visitors of Maxability – On behalf of Maxability family we wish you a very prosperous and happy New year 2019. 2018 has been a wonderful year for Maxability. We had 30% additional visits compared to 2018 touching the visitors almost every corner of the world. We started the quarterly… Continue Reading Happy New Year 2019

NVDA 2018.4 is released, Download and What’s new

NVDA the free Windows screen reader by NVAccess released the next version for 2018 i.e NVDA 2018.4. The release include few new features, bug fixes and developer enhancements. What’s new in NVDA 2018.4పాతఝ Performance improvements are made in using NVDA with the recent versions of firefox. NVDA is now able to read descriptions for emoji… Continue Reading NVDA 2018.4 is released, Download and What’s new

Web Accessibility Suits & Settlements in 2018

Maxability is bringing together the web accessibility suits and settlements since 2014. 5th year in a row, this article highlights some web accessibility suits and settlements in 2018. Plaintiffs filed 4965 federal ADA Title III lawsuits in first 6 months of 2018. Among this large numbers are web accessibility suits and settlements. If the trend… Continue Reading Web Accessibility Suits & Settlements in 2018

Webinar January 2019 -Web Accessibility Testing With screen Readers

We are excited to have our first webinar in 2019. The webinar is on “Web accessibility Testing With screen reader” scheduled on 22nd January, 2019. Thank you for supporting us and taking part in our last 2 webinars. For this webinar we have Alan Smith, Web Accessibility Expert from Humana. Know more about Alan in… Continue Reading Webinar January 2019 -Web Accessibility Testing With screen Readers

aria-rowspan property

aria-rowspan property defines the number of rows a cell spanned within a table, grid or a treegrid. Use host attribute equivalent if available. If both the host language equivalent and aria-rowspan property are defined user agents have to pick the value expressed through the host language attribute and expose it to assistive technologies. Content authors… Continue Reading aria-rowspan property