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2024

Human bias

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Last week, I visited Vienna, Austria. The city, with its accommodating public transport, pedestrian-friendly streets, and excellent wine, seemed to embrace i...

Include: AI and Accessibility

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We had our first event in IAccessible’s “Include” series in December at the beautiful Microsoft Reactor location. More than 70 accessibility enthusiasts came...

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2023

announcing the Include series first event

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We are looking forward at IAccessible for an insightful evening as we delve into AI’s impact on accessibility on the 14th of December at Microsoft’s Campus i...

Accessible cities

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Introduction We moved to Redmond in 2018 and have found the neighborhood to be only partially walkable. None of the traffic signals near my house were access...

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2022

Internationalization and Accessibility

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I recently travelled to Frankfurt, Germany. As soon as I landed, I ran into the next “circle of accessibility hell” AKA internationalization. Some of the pro...

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2021

Alt text best practices

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I answer a bunch of accessibility questions everyday for testers and developers and more often than not, I do an internet search and find the most reliable, ...

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2020

Influence without authority

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Driving accessibility through the Microsoft enterprise internal applications has given me a lot of lessons in influencing the direction of large and chaotic ...

Wordpress is inaccessible

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I moved over this site from wordpress to github pages using jekyll last week. I should say I was forced to move this site from wordpress to *** because some ...

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2018

escape room games

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I recently played escape room with some family and friends near San Ramon. If you are not familiar with escape room, it is a game where your team is put into...

Soundscape and blindsquare

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I have been using the microsoft Soundscape app on the IPhone pretty regularly almost from the day it was first released. The app provides inputs on your geog...

Accessibility of toys

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Accessibility discussions in most scenarios cover the Web and more often now mobile apps as well. One area that seems to not have received enough attention i...

Amazon Alexa – The scary laugh

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I had some friends over this weekend. We were chatting away in my study late into the night. It was about 2 AM and we were in the middle of some “solve the w...

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2017

IOS 11.1 email issues

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My blog seems to be turning into a complaint board or something looking at the last few posts. I’ll do this one more complaint and then do something else in ...

IOS 11.0 voice over issues

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** Update: I just updated to IOS 11.1 and the below issues are now resolved!! ** I updated to IOS 11.0 on the day it was launched but have been struggling wi...

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2014

voice over users – avoid IOS 8.02!

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I upgraded to IOS 8.02 last weekend after my curiosity got the better of my skepticism. Using it for just a week has me wishing I had waited for at least 3 m...

Accurev client for windows accessibility

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If you are in the unfortunate situation of having to use accurev as your source control system and are wondering how to get a screen reader to make any sense...

Firefox problem with ARIA tag in tbody

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I recently ran into an issue with firefox not rendering a table correctly for use with a screen reader. The table was rendered correctly visually on the scre...

A report on Android Accessebility

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Came across this rather expansively written report on android accessibility or rather the dismal state of things in the android accessibility world. having t...

Firefox OS accessibility

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Came across this update on accessibility in the upcoming Firefox OS. The developers seem to be going in the right direction. I wish they will involve users r...

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