Automated accessibility tools don’t catch HTML parsing errors

It would save a lot of time in the day of an accessibility practitioner if automated tools could catch more accessibility errors. However, I think it’s a reasonable assumption that they should catch errors with incorrect nesting of HTML or ARIA. Unfortunately this is not the case, and Adrian Roselli has a nice breakdown with tests on his blog:

Developers who build a broken thing, but do not have the necessary testing or even standards experience might rely on automated tools and produce problematic content as a result.

Source: Beware False Negatives | Adrian Roselli

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Accessibility and Progressive Enhancement

Thinking with a progressive enhancement mindset, that is starting with the most basic HTML features and enhancing with more advanced stuff, is in my opinion the best way to go about building inclusive, accessible websites. Jeremy Keith wrote about some accessibility feedback he got and how his originally robust code made the solution an easy… Continue reading Accessibility and Progressive Enhancement

End of An Era

Today I gave a talk on the EU Web Accessibility Directive at WordCamp Turku. The slides to my talk are on SlideShare, but a blog post summarising the talk will be up here next week. Today was also my last day at Zeeland Family. I joined H1 in 2012 as the third employee. It was… Continue reading End of An Era

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