Coolfields Consulting Archive for the ‘Accessibility’ Category

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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WordCamp London – A great experience

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Brief write up of the first WordCamp London which took place in November 2013.

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Another two accessibility presentations in November

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I’m currently preparing for another two accessibility presentations during November 2013. It’s been a busy autumn so far on my tour of meetups and other events.

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a11yLDN is coming soon

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a11yLDN (Accessibility London) conference is returning on Saturday 26th October 2013. I’m presenting on the progress made to make WordPress as accessible as possible. The event is free but you need to secure a ticket.

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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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Accessibility presentations at WordCamp UK 2013

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Summaries from the two accessibility presentations I gave to WordCamp UK 2013 in Lancaster – the annual UK meetup for WordPress developers and users. The presentations were a Beginners Guide to Accessibility, and a look at WordPress and Web Accessibility: Where we’ve got to, and where to next.

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WordPress Keyboard Accessible Dropdown Menus Plugin Revisited

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An updated version of my Keyboard Accessible Dropdown Menu Plugin is now available through WordPress.org. Read about the changes that have been made.

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WordPress Permanently Visible Log Out Link Plugin – Version 0.1

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I’ve created a new WordPress Plugin which adds a permanently visible Log Out link to the Admin Toolbar within the WordPress Admin screens. You can download it here.

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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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