Coolfields Consulting Archive for the ‘Assistive Technology’ Category

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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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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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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Cognitive Support Technology for Older People

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On Wednesday 15th December 2010 I attended a Workshop on Cognitive Support Technology for Older People at Goldsmiths, London University in New Cross. Here is my brief write-up.

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Web Accessibility – Types of Disability

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The key to a full understanding of web accessibility is an understanding of the different types of disability and how those who live with those impairments cope with using the internet.

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