Coolfields Consulting Archive for the ‘Accessibility’ Category

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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Accessible Forms – Checkboxes and Radio Buttons

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Checkboxes and radio buttons both allow users to choose from a list of items. But they both can have implications for web form accessibility if they’re not used correctly.

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Accessible Forms – Should Every Input Have a Label?

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If you’re using text boxes on a web page you’ll need your users to know what they’re supposed to put in them. This post discusses the importance of the label tag, how to use it, and some best practices to keep in mind when designing or building web forms.

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