Diigo Bookmarks 08/01/2019
- Getting to the Heart of Digital Accessibility - A List Apart
"I won't buy the argument from clients who say that accessibility is too difficult and costly and time consuming anymore. It comes down to whether it's a priority -- for each individual and for the company as a whole."
- Text To Speech With AWS -- Smashing Magazine
"Text to speech can help you create more versatile, accessible content. Beginning in the Amazon Polly console, we can transform up to 100,000 billable characters in plain text or SSML, make the resulting .mp3 file public, and use that file in an application. We can use the AWS CLI for automation and more convenient access."
- New CSS Features in Firefox 68 - Mozilla Hacks - the Web developer blog
"In the Rules Panel, look for the new print styles button. This button allows you to toggle to the print styles for your document, making it easier to test a print stylesheet that you are working on."
- Truths about digital accessibility | Eric Bailey
"In Windows High Contrast Mode, an element's native semantics affects how it appears. For example, an anchor element will get a different visual treatment than paragraph text or list items. Anchors created from non-semantic elements such as spans or divs that rely on ARIA to create link functionality won't get this visual treatment."
- What does the W3C's upcoming ACT standard mean for accessibility? | Deque
"Keeping true to our slogan of being the "standard in accessibility," Deque has been leading much of the work of developing these rules for accessibility. Deque also aims for axe-core to be among the first to adopt these W3C supported rules for accessibility testing."
- Harmonized Accessibility Testing | W3C Blog
"Using a uniform set of test rules seemed like losing the competitive edge and potentially losing out on business. Yet that is not true and the overall mindset in the field seems to be changing. More transparency, reliability, and credibility benefits everyone."