Google IO 2017 – Web Development Notes

Lighthouse is being integrated directly into dev tools Firebase now gives a real time analytics. Cloud functions for Firebase sounds like Akamai for small node functions, like resizing images. But being able to handle these tasks in a global, cached environment. Google IO: state of the mobile web Chrome’s mission: move the web platform forward […]

Block level links and screen reader support

Daniel Göransson introduced VoiceOver’s contradictory support for block level links on a mailing list for Apple accessibility. Specifically, Safari + VoiceOver on OSX allows the link to be announced as a single object, whereas on iOS, the link is announced as individual elements. Prior to HTML5, the link tag was an inline element and was […]

Accessibility + YUI – creating accessible forms

This presentation was created for the YUI Conference, November 2013 by Sarbbottam and Ted Drake. Sample code is available at GitHub Bruce Lee toy photos courtesy [CC] images by Shaun Wong on Flickr. Watch the full presentation (includes closed captions): You can also view the slides: YUI + Accessibility: Welcome the whole world from Ted […]

Focus control and mobile accessibility

This post follows a presentation I gave at the Mobile+Web Conference in Boston, July 2013. This deals specifically with the impact of providing focusability in mobile applications, whether iOS, Android, or web applications. Each platform provides unique methods and requirements. Focus Management and Accessibility on iOS, Android, and HTML5 from Ted Drake

Mobile Accessibility

I gave this presentation at the Silicon Valley Code Camp about mobile accessibility. I tried to reach all audiences by showing what can be done with mobile technology for accessibility, how the operating systems stack up, and the common problems with solutions. I also included instructions on enabling the screen reader for iOS and Android.