Coolfields Consulting Posts Tagged ‘Screen Reader’

Text for Screen Readers Only (Updated)

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Blind visitors to your site may well be using a screen reader, or a braille reader. There are a number of places on a web page where extra text would sometimes be useful for blind users to ensure that the full meaning of the content is apparent. This post shows you how to do that.

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Video: How Do I Know My WordPress Website is Accessible?

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In February 2014 I presented to WordPress London Meetup Group on some easy checks that anyone can do on their own websites to help make their WordPress website accessible. And here is the video of my presentation, along a with a transcript, the slides and the list of questions. When doing accessibility testing I often […]

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Dragon Naturally Speaking Video 5 – Correcting and Formatting Text

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This is the fifth video in my series covering the basic operation of Dragon NaturallySpeaking voice recognition software. In this video I demonstrate how to correct and format text that I’ve already entered into a wordprocessing package.

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Specification for an accessible video/media player

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The whole world is going video now, and I want to start including videos on the Coolfields Consulting website. But obviously I want the videos to be presented in an accessible player that works on all the major platforms – including tablets and smartphones. So here is my requirements list for an accessible media player.

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Using aria-hidden to help provide better link context in WordPress Admin screens

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The problem of insufficient link text within WordPress admin screens could bizarrely be solved with the use of the aria-hidden attribute. This post sets out the problem and describes a possible solution. But is it a good idea? Comments welcome.

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A possible ARIA solution to improve accessibility of the WordPress Add Media Panel

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The Add Media functionality was introduced into WordPress with version 3.5. Unfortunately it was completely inaccessible to anyone who couldn’t use a mouse. This post explains the main issues and looks at a pragmatic ARIA fix that could help solve some of the issues.

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Why None of the External Links on this Website Open in a New Window

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I explain why it is that none of the links to external sites on my website open in new windows or tabs. This bugs some people who think that it loses me traffic. I’m not so sure.

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WordPress 3.5 Accessibility Update – November 2012

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In summer 2012 I presented to WordCamp UK about WordPress and Web Accessibility and flagged many accessibility deficiencies in the admin screens. But what has actually happened since then, and what changes are in the upcoming release of WordPress 3.5?

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WordPress Admin Menu Accessibility Plugin Version 0.1

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This post focusses on a WordPress plugin that I’ve created that takes some small steps to help with the accessibility of the WordPress admin screens.

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WordPress Keyboard Accessible Dropdown Menus Plugin Version 0.1

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Interested in a plugin that makes dropdown menus keyboard accessible in default WordPress themes?

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