Audio Descriptions

An audio description is a narrated audio track that provides additional information about the visual elements of a video where the actual embedded sound track do not sufficiently provide it. It serves to convey key visual details, actions, and scene changes that may not be apparent to those who cannot see the video. Typically the […]

Accessibility Audit Process

Similar to security, privacy, UI and functionality testing , accessibility audit is an important aspect of digital content to be usable for everyone. What is An Accessibility Audit An accessibility audit is a systematic evaluation of a website, application, document, or digital product to assess its level of accessibility for users with disabilities. The process […]

Automatic Captions, An Overview

Introduction: In today’s digital age, videos have become a dominant form of content across various platforms. However, not everyone can fully experience videos due to hearing impairments or language barriers. Captions, also known as subtitles for hard of hearing (SDH) play a vital role in making videos more accessible and inclusive. This article explores different […]

Autocomplete values for identifying input purpose

WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 1.3.5 Identify input purpose is one of the success criterion that is easy to implement but difficult to understand. The success criterion expects content authors to implement a mechanism that the browser can remember user’s personal information that is entered while filling a form. Such remembered information can be automatically filled […]

CSS Content Property

CSS content property inserts content on a web page. The content types include text, images, symbols, emojis etc. The content property use pseudo-elements before and after to place content. Since the content is inserted on the web page using CSS, is the content accessible? Can the screen readers that read content through the browser DOM […]

Business Case For Digital Accessibility

This business case for digital accessibility outlines some common pragmatic concerns in considering digital accessibility. It also explains various approaches teams can take to present the case to business stakeholders. This is version 1 of the document. Up on recieving comments and feedback and additional inputs the next versions may be published. Executive Summary: Reaching […]

What is ableism

ABLEIsm Human ethic to avoid INTRODUCTION One day I was waiting with my white cane and laptop bag to cross the road. I heard the sound of footsteps walking towards me. As the sounds were close to me, I said “Excuse me! Can you help me to cross the road?” No answer but I felt […]

4 aria-mistakes Worth Solving

This article, aria-mistakes is written with my own experiences. While teaching, writing code or reviewing some one else’s code I often see interesting aria-mistakes. I just want to show of them to you now. I have categorized them into 4 types and hence the article is titled 4 aria-mistakes. For mistakes specific to ARIA roles […]

Windows High Contrast Mode And Accessibility Testing

Windows High Contrast Mode (HCM) is an accessibility feature. The settings reside under the Ease of access in Microsoft Windows operating system. The high contrast mode on windows was first introduced in Windows 95. Turning On High Contrast Mode In Windows 10, Select the Start button , and then select Settings. In settings activate Ease […]

Screen Reader User Experience Survey 1

Maxability screen reader user experience survey is one of its kind to understand the barriers of persons with disabilities in work place. While some of the responses enable web engineers and software developers to get an insight of the screen reader user experiences, the survey aims to collect experiences of screen reader users in their […]

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