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Inclusion & Accessibility
Phone rotating from landscape to portrait orientation

1.3.4: Orientation

One of the Level AA success criterion in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) states that content shouldn’t be restricted to only portrait or only landscape display.

HTML code on a screen

Screen Reader Only Code versus ARIA Labels

Two essential techniques contribute significantly to web accessibility: screen reader only code and ARIA labels. But how do we know when to opt for sr-only code over ARIA?

JAWS logo on a green background with text "Tá JAWS For Windows réidh", in English this means JAWS for Windows is ready.

Can screen readers speak Irish?

It’s currently Seachtain na Gaeilge, the annual festival celebrating Irish language and culture, and we’re taking the opportunity to answer a simple but important question: can screen readers speak Irish?

A stack of clipboards with printed documents attached

Why Digital Accessibility Law is Good

Today, I read an article from a gentleman named Jordan McGillis, and I have some thoughts. Let’s chat about disability legislation, shall we?

Person using a refreshable braille display attached to a computer

Can people read websites in Braille?

Braille displays can interface with computers and smartphones and Braille notetakers can effectively act as fully functioning computers, but this raises an interesting question. How does someone use a website in Braille?

Logos for Big Tech companies, from left to right, Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft

Do Big Tech companies care about accessibility?

1 in 7 people worldwide live with a disability and may need accessibility features like live captions, transcripts, switch controls, voice controls, and screen readers. Let’s take a look at how Big Tech companies come up with solutions to make their products accessible to those with disabilities.

A Smart TV remote, which is an example of a device with concurrent input mechanisms. The TV accepts remote control and voice commands.

2.5.6: Concurrent Input Mechanisms

Concurrent Input Mechanisms is a level AAA success criterion in the WCAG. It states that websites and mobile apps should allow users to switch between different input mechanisms like keyboard, touch, voice, and mouse when they desire to: technology should adapt to the user, not the other way around.