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Specification for an Accessible Lightbox

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Lightbox or pop-up panel functionality is very popular on sites these days – however most lightboxes are not accessible. This post proposes a specification for an accessible lightbox.

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    WordPress and Accessibility – a11yLDNmeetup December 1st 2011

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    Here is my ‘script’ from a lightning talk I gave to the inaugural a11yLDNmeetup in London on 1st December 2011.

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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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        Accessible Forms – Grouping Elements Together With Fieldset

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        The fieldset HTML element (and its accompanying legend element) can be used to group any set of input fields and brings useful accessibility benefits.

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          Accessibility London 2011 Presentations

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          Brief write up of my presentations from the recent Accessibility London Unconference.

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            Accessibility London 2011 Unconference is Coming Soon

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            The Accessibility London 2011 Unconference will be held on Wednesday 21st September 2011.

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              Accessible Forms – Grouping Options With Optgroup

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              The optgroup HTML tag is a grouping element used with a list of options in a select (or dropdown) input field. It provides a good usability feature but currently little for accessibility.

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                Evolving Standards in Accessibility 2011 – Part 2

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                Part 2 of my write-up of the Evolving Standards in Accessibility 2011 event – held the Covent Garden offices of BCS (Chartered Institute for IT) on 25th May 2011.

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                  Evolving Standards in Accessibility 2011 – Part 1

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                  Part 1 of my write-up of the Evolving Standards in Accessibility 2011 event – held the Covent Garden offices of BCS (Chartered Institute for IT) on 25th May 2011.

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                    Accessible Forms – Selects or Dropdowns

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                    The Select (or Dropdown) input field enables a user of a web form to make a selection from a list of items. This post looks at the best practices for using selects accessibly and pitfalls to avoid.

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