Posts in category: "accessibility"

Tips for making interactive elements accessible on mobile devices

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is a set a guidelines for how to make websites accessible. The second version was published in 2008, before websites were available on mobile devices in any meaningful way. A few months ago, the WCAG was updated to version 2.1, which includes a...

Revisiting the abbr element

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how to make the abbr element work for touchscreen, keyboard, and mouse. My suggestion involved making the <abbr> element focusable with the tabindex attribute and using pseudo-elements to create a tooltip from the title attribute. <abbr title="Cascading Style...

Using aria-live

Many web pages today have their content dynamically changed using Javascript. An example of this is the search page on this blog. When the page is initially loaded, the only content in the <main> section of the page is a search form. But, when you type in a...