The WebAIM color contrast checker includes an eyedropper tool that lets you sample colors from a graphic or image before you upload it to the web. Use it to make your graphics accessible before you finalize and share them.
Checking that a page can be navigated without a mouse is one of the easiest accessibility tests you can do. It ensures that people who need to – or prefer to – navigate the web with their keyboard can get to the functionalities they need.
Issue: If you don’t use meaningful language in your header and set your top row (and your left column if applicable) as a header, a screen reader will read your table from left to right, line by line and the listener will lose all context for relationships between headers and data.
You’ll hear a lot about making things accessible to screen readers, and it might make you wonder if we care about people with disabilities who aren’t blind. It’s true that screen readers, which parse through a web page’s underlying code and speak the content out loud, are critical to helping people with visual impairments use Continue Reading »