What’s new in WCAG 2.1?

WCAG 2.1 was published in its final form in June 2018. WCAG 2.1 is an extension to WCAG 2.0 that provides guidance to better address some of the needs of people with disabilities accessing content on mobile devices, people with low vision, and people with cognitive or learning disabilities. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are…

Which Way is Up? Orientation in WCAG 2.1

The display orientation of my mobile is locked, always. I force my phone to display in portrait mode. I find it easier to use, particularly when I’m browsing whilst lying on my side. I don’t have to keep my phone perfectly upright, watching my screen flip back and forth as it figures out which way my hand is tilted. So I’m not…

Improving web navigation for speech recognition users

The latest iteration of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) includes a new success criterion that should improve the web navigation experience for speech recognition software users. Success Criterion 2.4.12 Label in Name (Level A) For user interface components with labels that include text or images of text, the name contains the text…