Kim’s Notes November 20, 2019

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Blind people navigate web pages by scanning headings inside screen readers to quickly understand content and layout. For example, in JAWS, the “H” key jumps from one heading to the next, reading them in sequential order, no matter what level the heading is (h1, h2, h3, etc.). The “1” Key jumps through all of the level 1 headings (<h1>). The “2” key jumps through all of the level 2 headings (<h2>), and so on. One of the main reasons to…
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Kim’s Notes October 29, 2019

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User Experience Should Be Obvious It may not always be obvious to people with disabilities if they run into problems with a website if the frustration is due to accessibility compliance errors or usability problems. If someone can’t figure out how to use the site they may assume it is inaccessible even if it is technically compliant. Take away the guess work and build a usable website. When linking off-page, always indicate to screen readers and sighted users. Links MUST…
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Kim’s Notes October 20, 2019

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All images require an alt attribute. All form input elements must have a label. The header cells of a data table must be marked as header cells using <th> Every page needs a title. Color is not used as the only visual means to convey info. Use visual cues to focus users attention on the main purpose of the web page. Hard to measure, objective best practice. Make fonts readable. Limit the cognitive skills needed to use a web page.…
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Kim’s Notes October 11, 2019

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Inclusive design is a web design approach that strives to enable and accommodate human diversity, including disabilities and impairments. The goal is to design to enable multiple methods to access the same functionality. Web accessibility is the end result of the inclusive design process. Usability makes web experiences easy to use and intuitive. WCAG 2.0 became an official recommendation in 2008.  Accessibility Principles Perceivable – information and UI is presented to users in ways they can perceive. Operable – UI…
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