I try to reflect on practical best practices to make an online business more accessible. Most of advice is very tactical and some is a bit strategical. Hope at least some of it can improve the accessibility of your business.
Online shopping must be more accessible and it must happen now. Pandemics, quarantines and isolation are for sure one of the strongest reasons, but if you are a shop owner in the EU you should also consider the legal part of it. There are for sure also returns of investment, but please do the right thing and stop discriminating people with disabilities!
First days of new year are perfect for a summarization of previous year – I like to call it retrospective. What I did for myself and also something I did for my employer and our customers… Happy new year!
HTML semantics and assistive technologies support is way better than PDF’s. If you are a MAC user that needs to use a screen-reader you may be forced to experience the missing semantics of even most accessible PDF’s. And maybe it is time to move more PDF documents to HTML?
Every (front-end) developer should add screen-reader to their tools. Screen-reader experience can really help us make products more accessible and also be better at our coding. Combinations of screen-readers and browsers can get over complicated, so it is important to think if code we write is supported for majority.
This will improve PDF accessibility on a large scale if we take into account the share of Google Chrome users globally and at the same time add the fact that it will also be possible to use headless Chrome from the command line or server or cloud to generate accessible PDF documents with scripting.
No, PDF is not accessible out of box, sorry to say. How to make it accessible then – an introduction
Beside content accessibility guidelines we must also be aware of authoring tool accessibility guidelines that your editor tools, for example content management system, should adhere to