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Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2018 05:58:51 -0600
From: Laura Carlson <lcarlson@d.umn.edu>
To: webdev <webdev@d.umn.edu>
Subject: [webdev] Web Design Update: January 25, 2018

+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.

– Volume 16, Issue 31, January 25, 2018.

An email newsletter to distribute news and information about web design and development.

++ISSUE 31 CONTENTS.

SECTION ONE: New references.
What’s new at the Web Design Reference site?

http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/

New links in these categories:

01: ACCESSIBILITY.

02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

03: EVALUATION & TESTING.

04: EVENTS.

05: HTML.

06: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.

07: JAVASCRIPT.

08: MISCELLANEOUS.

09: USABILITY.

SECTION TWO:

10: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?

[Contents ends.]

++ SECTION ONE: New references.

+01: ACCESSIBILITY.

Headings and Labels

By Eric A. Meyer.

“Following on my last two posts about accessibility improvements to meyerweb, I’ve made two more adjustments: better heading levels and added ARIA labels…”

https://meyerweb.com/eric/thoughts/2018/01/18/headings-and-labels/

Can You Caption 360° Video, Virtual Reality, and 3D Video?

By Sofia Enamorado.

“…With 3D video, adding captions is very straightforward. First, get your video captioned. Next…”

http://www.3playmedia.com/2018/01/18/ can-you-caption-360-video-virtual-reality-and-3d-vid eo/

Websites, Not Assistive Tech, Are Key to Accessibility, Say Screen-Reader Users

By Tristan Parker.

“New research into screen-reader usage has revealed the majority of users feel that improving existing websites would have a bigger impact on accessibility compared to better assistive technology…”

http://www.headstar.com/eablive/?p=1450

Accessibility Lists of Lists

By Mike Gifford.

https://github.com/mgifford/a11y-lists-of-lists/blob/master/README.md

Five Ways in Which Artificial Intelligence Changes the Face of Web Accessibility

By Denis Boudreau.

In case you missed it, here is Denis’ December 6th 24a11y article.

https://www.deque.com/blog/ ways-artificial-intelligence-face-web-accessibility/

Burger King Class Action Says Fast Food Chain’s Website Violates ADA

By Anne Bucher.

“Burger King Corp. has been hit with a class action lawsuit filed by a visually-impaired woman who claims the fast food restaurant’s website is not fully accessible and independently usable by the plaintiff and other visually-impaired individuals…”

https://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/lawsuit-news/ 831860-burger-king-class-action-says-fast-food-
chains-website-violates-ada/

+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

Layout Land (YouTube Channel)

By Jen Simmons.

A new video channel provides information on CSS Grid and layout.

https://www.youtube.com/c/layoutland

CSS GRID

By cssgrid.io.

“Learn CSS Grid with Wes Bos in 25 pretty good videos. From fundamentals to Real World in about 4 hours.”

https://cssgrid.io/

Finding Dead CSS

By Harry Roberts.

“During a performance workshop I was running this week, I was reminded of a technique for finding dead CSS on a live site…”

https://csswizardry.com/2018/01/finding-dead-css/

+03: EVALUATION & TESTING.

Writing Tasks for Quantitative and Qualitative Usability Studies

By Kate Meyer.

“All usability studies involve asking participants to perform tasks, but the correct way to write those tasks depends on the methodology you’re using. Good quantitative tasks are concrete and focused, while good qualitative tasks are open-ended, flexible, and exploratory.”

https://www.nngroup.com/articles/test-tasks-quant-qualitative/

8 Ways to Minimize No Shows in UX Research

By Jeff Sauro.

“…We’ve been conducting studies every week at MeasuringU for years and have implemented several steps to get no-show rates down to 0. Here are eight of them…”

https://measuringu.com/no-show/

+04: EVENTS.

Get The 411 on Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) v2.1 January 29, 2018. San Francisco, Califorina, U.S.A. https://www.meetup.com/a11ybay/events/246856968/

WCAG 2.0 – Understandable and Robust February 7, 2018. Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. https://www.meetup.com/a11ychi/events/233845838/

Bringing CSS and SVG Back into the Accessibility Spotlight February 21, 2018. Online. http://www.accessibilityassociation.org/content.asp?admin=Y&contentid=526

Accessibility Clinic February 28, 2018. Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. https://www.meetup.com/a11ychi/events/245151774/

#PerfMatters Conference March 27-28, 2018. Redwood City, Califorina, U.S.A. http://PerfMattersConf.com/

+05: HTML.

What’s New in HTML 5.2?

By Jake Bresnehan.

“…In HTML 5.2, there were a number of additions and removals, all of which can be seen on the official HTML 5.2 Changes page. In this article, I’ll go over some of the changes I think will impact my development the most…”

http://email.jakebresnehan.com/t/r-l-jrhrntd-xiydriydk-b/

+06: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.

Are You Approaching Prototyping All Wrong?

By Paul Boag.

“Too often our prototypes are constrained by politics, legacy technology, and company culture…”

http://boagworld.com/usability/approaching-prototyping-wrong/

+07: JAVASCRIPT.

8 Sites That Work Just Fine Without JS, Thank You

By Ezequiel Bruni.

“…just wanted to show people what could be done. That’s it. I’m not saying you should ditch JS entirely, but I do believe that we should be a lot more considered about what we do and don’t implement in JavaScript…”

https://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2018/01/ 8-sites-that-work-just-fine-without-js-thank-you /

aria-expanded Does Not Require a Fallback

By Hidde de Vries.

“When building a control that toggles content in a web app, we can use aria-expanded to let the control know whether the content is shown or hidden…”

https://hiddedevries.nl/en/blog/ 2018-01-22-aria-expanded-does-not-require-a-fallback

Radically Accessible Internet Applications (Video)

By Marcy Sutton.

Marcy’s Beyond Tellerrand presentation.

https://vimeo.com/251520898

+08: MISCELLANEOUS.

The Compact Guide to Web Maintainability: 200 Tips and Resources

By Jens Oliver Meiert.

“Half a year ago I was happy to work with A List Apart to ask our field a few questions about maintainability…”

https://meiert.com/en/blog/maintainability-guide-2/

Handle Bad UX Requests Without Saying No

By Garrett Goldfield.

“UX professionals often receive poorly defined design requests. When saying no is not an option, a more productive way of addressing the request is to focus on the outcome goals and the Return On Investment (ROI) of proper UX effort.”

https://www.nngroup.com/videos/handle-bad-ux-requests/

+09: USABILITY.

Captchas Have an 8% Failure Rate, and 29% if Case Sensitive

By Edward Scott.

“…In this article, we’ll discuss the test findings from our checkout usability study related to CAPTCHAs…this article covers CAPTCHAs from an e-commerce angle specifically…”

https://baymard.com/blog/captchas-in-checkout

Three Takeaways from the Hawai’i Missile False Alarm

By Dylan Wilbanks.

“…It’s not about UI. It is absolutely about people.”

http://www.uxbooth.com/articles/ three-takeaways-from-the-hawaii-missile-false-alarm/

What Healthcare.gov Has To Do With the Hawaii False Alarm - and What to Do About It

By Erie Meyer.

“By now, you’ve heard of the Hawaii False Alarm, and about the blowback and blame as people try to sort out how this could have happened…”

https://medium.com/code-for-america/what-healthcare-gov-has-to-do-with-
the-hawaii-false-alarm-and-what-to-do-about-it-445cb2b7af82

What the Erroneous Hawaiian Missile Alert Can Teach Us About Error Prevention

By Kim Flaherty.

“People should not be blamed for errors caused by poorly designed systems.”

https://www.nngroup.com/articles/error-prevention/

Bad Design Caused Hawaii Missile False Alarm

By Craig Tomlin.

“When it comes to UX Design we can all learn from mistakes, or be doomed to repeat history over and over again…”

http://www.usefulusability.com/ bad-design-caused-hawaii-missile-false-alarm

Organize Around the Customer Task

By Gerry McGovern.

“…the greatest challenge all organizations face is to organize around the customer. Those that don’t will not survive…”

http://gerrymcgovern.com/organize-around-the-customer-task/

The King vs. Pawn Game of UI Design

By Erik Kennedy.

“If you want to improve your UI design skills, try looking at chess. Sounds contrived, maybe, but in Erik Kennedy’s hands, it’s sublime. Marvel and learn as he uses a concept from chess to build a toolkit of UI design strategies covering color, typography, lighting and shadows, and more.”

http://alistapart.com/article/the-king-vs-pawn-game-of-ui-design

[Section one ends.]

++ SECTION TWO:

+10: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?

Accessibility Information. http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/accessibility.html

Association Information. http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/associations.html

Book Listings. http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/books.html

Cascading Style Sheets Information. http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/css.html

Color Information. http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/color.html

Drupal Information. http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/drupal.html

Evaluation & Testing Information. http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/testing.html

Event Information. http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/events.html

HTML Information. http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/html.html

Information Architecture Information. http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/architecture.html

JavaScript Information. http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/javascript.html

Miscellaneous Web Information. http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/misc.html

Navigation Information. http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/navigation.html

PHP Information. http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/php.html

Sites & Blogs Listing. http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/sites.html

Standards, Guidelines & Pattern Information. http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/standards.html

Tool Information. http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/tools.html

Typography Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/type.html

Usability Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/usability.html

XML Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/xml.html

[Section two ends.]

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Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:08:52 -0600
From: Laura Carlson <lcarlson@d.umn.edu>
To: webdev <webdev@d.umn.edu>
Subject: [webdev] Web Design Update: January 18, 2018

+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.

– Volume 16, Issue 30, January 18, 2018.

An email newsletter to distribute news and information about web design and development.

++ISSUE 30 CONTENTS.

SECTION ONE: New references.

What’s new at the Web Design Reference site?

http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/

New links in these categories:

01: ACCESSIBILITY.

02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

03: EVALUATION & TESTING.

04: EVENTS.

05: HTML.

06: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.

07: JAVASCRIPT.

08: MISCELLANEOUS.

09: TOOLS.

10: USABILITY.

SECTION TWO:

11: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?

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++ SECTION ONE: New references.

+01: ACCESSIBILITY.

Is Machine Learning The Solution to Web Accessibility?

By Everett Zufelt.

“…There is a long way to go before a piece of assistive technology, or better yet a main stream

browser, will be able to remediate the barriers to content accessibility on the web.”

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/machine-learning-solution-web-accessibility-everett-zufelt/

Web Accessibility in Higher Education

By Ryan Drawdy.

“…This article is based on an interview with Mark Greenfield, Digital Strategist for the University at
Buffalo…”

https://www.helixeducation.com/resources/enrollment-growth-university/web-accessibility-mark-greenfiel
d/

The Overlooked, Misunderstood Nature of Accessibility

By Mads Soegaard.

“…A design is only useful if it’s accessible to the user: any user, anywhere, anytime. We often mistake
the concept of accessibility as involving people with disabilities. However, we’re all disabled in many
contexts and circumstances. Accessibility is all about people…”

https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/article/accessibility-usability-for-all

Small Tweaks That Can Make a Huge Impact on Your Website’s Accessibility

By Andy Bell.

“…I’ve written this post to give you some tips on small things that can make a big difference, while
hopefully not affecting your development process too much…”

https://css-tricks.com/small-tweaks-can-make-huge-impact-websites-accessibility/

Section 508 Refresh (Part 2)

By Matt Feldman.

“…In today’s article, we are shifting focus to the important initiatives that have taken place to
better prepare agencies and vendors to support this new accessibility standard…”

https://developer.paciellogroup.com/blog/2018/01/section-508-refresh-part-2/

Inclusive Design Principles: Provide a Comparable Experience

By Henny Swan.

This is our second post in a series that digs deeper into the thinking and application of the Inclusive
Design Principles…”

https://developer.paciellogroup.com/blog/2018/01/inclusive-design-principle-provide-a-comparable-exper
ience/

Increasing Accessibility

By Eric A. Meyer.

“Thanks to the fantastic comments on my previous post, I’ve made some accessibility improvements…”

https://meyerweb.com/eric/thoughts/2018/01/10/increasing-accessibility/

Federal Websites Failing to Meet Standards, Industry Leaders Weigh In

By MeriTalk.

“Communication is key-especially for the Federal government. One of the most important ways the
government communicates with citizens is through agency websites. In fact, the Federal government has
roughly 4,500 websites on more than 400 domains. However, the vast majority of those websites aren’t
meeting industry standards.”

https://www.meritalk.com/articles/federal-websites-failing-to-meet-standards-industry-leaders-weigh-in
/

+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

How Big Is That Box? Understanding Sizing In CSS Layout

By Rachel Andrew.

“”A key feature of Flexbox and Grid Layout is that they can deal with distributing available space
between, around and inside grid and flex items…”

https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/01/understanding-sizing-css-layout/

The Latest Ways to Deal with the Cascade, Inheritance and Specificity

By Ollie Williams.

“The cascade is such an intrinsic part of CSS that they put it right there in the name…”

https://css-tricks.com/latest-ways-deal-cascade-inheritance-specificity/

+03: EVALUATION & TESTING.

Why Do I Need a Usability Site Audit?

By Kim Krause Berg.

“If you have ever used a website and become frustrated with it, you know first hand why a usability
site audit is necessary…”

https://creativevisionwebconsulting.com/need-usability-site-audit/

Five User Research Rules of Thumb

By Leisa Reichelt.

“Over years of experience you begin to collect ways of working and talking about how you work that
accrete into rules of thumb…”

http://www.disambiguity.com/five-user-research-rules-of-thumb/

User Experience Benchmarks for Wireless Carrier Websites

By Jeff Sauro.

“…A two-part UX benchmark (retrospective and task-based) analysis of wireless carrier websites was
conducted in 2017 using 393 participants. The overall user experience of the industry was slightly
below average and improved relative to the 2012 analysis we conducted. In general, customers don’t
recommend these experiences as there are on average four times as many detractors as promoters…”

https://measuringu.com/wireless-ux/

Outsourcing a UX Benchmark vs. Doing it Yourself

By Jeff Sauro.

“Benchmarking is an essential part of a plan to systematically improve the user experience…”

https://measuringu.com/outsourcing-benchmark/

+04: EVENTS.

January Nerd Therapy: Accessibility-Why You Need to Think About ALL Your Users!
January 25, 2018.
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
https://www.meetup.com/NerdTherapy/events/246839464/

SmashingConf San Francisco
April 17-18, 2018.
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/events/san-francisco-2018/

Advanced CSS Layouts With Flexbox and CSS Grid
April 19, 2018.
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/workshops/advanced-css-layouts-with-flexbox-and-css-grid/

CHI 2018
April 21-26, 2018.
Montréal, Canada
https://chi2018.acm.org/

15th International Web for All Conference W4A’18
April 22-24, 2018.
Lyon, France
http://www.w4a.info

The Web Conference 2018
April 23-27, 2018.
Lyon, France
https://www2018.thewebconf.org/

+05: HTML.

The Title Attribute

By Arnold Goodway.

“…Sorry Mr. TITLE attribute, in the future we will think twice before we use you.”

https://arnoldgoodway.com/the-title-attribute/

Meet the New Dialog Element

By Keith J. Grant.

“HTML 5.2 has introduced a new <dialog> element for native modal dialog boxes…”

https://keithjgrant.com/posts/2018/meet-the-new-dialog-element/

HTML5 Autoplay Attribute

By Rakesh Paladugula.

“HTML5 autoplay is a new attribute to support the multimedia content…Using HTML5 autoplay is not a good
practice as per WCAG 2.0 standards…”

http://www.maxability.co.in/2018/01/html5-autoplay-attribute/

+06: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.

4 Powerful Ways to Use Rapid Prototyping to Drive Product Success

By Teresa Torres.

“…when we think of rapid prototyping and usability testing as one and the same, we tend to
underestimate the power of prototyping…”

https://www.producttalk.org/2018/01/rapid-prototyping/

+07: JAVASCRIPT.

But Really, What is a JavaScript Test?

By Kent C. Dodds.

“Let’s take a step back and understand automated testing of JavaScript from square one…”

https://blog.kentcdodds.com/but-really-what-is-a-javascript-test-46fe5f3fad77

+08: MISCELLANEOUS.

Legends of the Ancient Web

By Maciej Ceglowski.

“This is the text version of a talk I gave on May 24, 2017, at the Front Trends conference in Warsaw…”

http://idlewords.com/talks/ancient_web.htm

Women in UX: Meet Henny Swan, Advocate for UX Inclusivity

By Sheena Lyonnais.

“It was the 1990s, back when websites were flashier than RuPaul’s most glamorous gown…”

https://theblog.adobe.com/women-ux-meet-henny-swan-advocate-ux-inclusivity/

Make Your Coding Easier, Use DuckDuckGo Cheat Sheets

By Deborah Edwards-Onoro.

“…DuckDuckGo has additional features that can make my work life easier: built-in cheat sheets to help
web designers and developers…”

https://www.lireo.com/make-your-coding-easier-use-duckduckgo-cheat-sheets/

+09: TOOLS.

ANDI (Accessible Name & Description Inspector)

By United States Social Security Administration.

“ANDI (Accessible Name & Description Inspector) is a “favelet” or “bookmarklet” used by web developers
and testers to inspect web content for accessibility.”

https://www.ssa.gov/accessibility/andi/help/install.html

+10: USABILITY.

The Hawaii Missile Alert Culprit: Poorly Chosen File Names

By Jared M. Spool.

“…This wasn’t a thoughtfully designed menu, any more than any random collection of user-named objects
are…”

https://medium.com/ux-immersion-interactions/the-hawaii-missile-alert-culprit-poorly-chosen-file-names

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The State of Mobile User Experience

By Raluca Budiu.

“Findings from our 4th comprehensive study of mobile usability: Ten years from the original iPhone, the
field of mobile user experience has finally reached maturity.”

https://www.nngroup.com/articles/state-mobile-ux/

Attention Leans Left on Websites (Video)

By Therese Fessenden.

“Eyetracking research shows people spend disproportionately more viewing time on the left half of the
page versus on the right half.”

https://www.nngroup.com/videos/attention-leans-left-websites/

Designing for Simplicity of Use

By Gerry McGovern.

“If you want to make things truly simple to use by your customers, you will nearly always have to make
your organization take on more complexity.”

http://gerrymcgovern.com/designing-for-simplicity-of-use/

Complexity Bias: Why We Prefer Complicated to Simple

By Farnam Street.

“Complexity bias is a logical fallacy that leads us to give undue credence to complex concepts…”

https://www.farnamstreetblog.com/2018/01/complexity-bias/

Understand the Social Needs for Accessibility in UX Design

By Ruby Zheng.

“…Here, we will look at the social need of why you should design with accessibility in mind…”

https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/article/understand-the-social-needs-for-accessibility-in
-ux-design

Empathy Mapping: The First Step in Design Thinking

By Sarah Gibbons.

“Visualizing user attitudes and behaviors in an empathy map helps UX teams align on a deep
understanding of end users. The mapping process also reveals any holes in existing user data.”

https://www.nngroup.com/articles/empathy-mapping/

[Section one ends.]

++ SECTION TWO:

+11: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?

Accessibility Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/accessibility.html

Association Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/associations.html

Book Listings.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/books.html

Cascading Style Sheets Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/css.html

Color Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/color.html

Drupal Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/drupal.html

Evaluation & Testing Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/testing.html

Event Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/events.html

HTML Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/html.html

Information Architecture Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/architecture.html

JavaScript Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/javascript.html

Miscellaneous Web Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/misc.html

Navigation Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/navigation.html

PHP Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/php.html

Sites & Blogs Listing.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/sites.html

Standards, Guidelines & Pattern Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/standards.html

Tool Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/tools.html

Typography Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/type.html

Usability Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/usability.html

XML Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/xml.html

[Section two ends.]

++END NOTES.

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[webdev] Web Design Update: January 18, 2018

 

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Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:08:52 -0600
From: Laura Carlson <lcarlson@d.umn.edu>
To: webdev <webdev@d.umn.edu>
Subject: [webdev] Web Design Update: January 18, 2018

+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.

– Volume 16, Issue 30, January 18, 2018.

An email newsletter to distribute news and information about web design and development.

++ISSUE 30 CONTENTS.

SECTION ONE: New references.

What’s new at the Web Design Reference site?

http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/

New links in these categories:

01: ACCESSIBILITY.

02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

03: EVALUATION & TESTING.

04: EVENTS.

05: HTML.

06: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.

07: JAVASCRIPT.

08: MISCELLANEOUS.

09: TOOLS.

10: USABILITY.

SECTION TWO:

11: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?

[Contents ends.]

++ SECTION ONE: New references.

+01: ACCESSIBILITY.

Is Machine Learning The Solution to Web Accessibility?

By Everett Zufelt.

“…There is a long way to go before a piece of assistive technology, or better yet a main stream

browser, will be able to remediate the barriers to content accessibility on the web.”

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/machine-learning-solution-web-accessibility-everett-zufelt/

Web Accessibility in Higher Education

By Ryan Drawdy.

“…This article is based on an interview with Mark Greenfield, Digital Strategist for the University at
Buffalo…”

https://www.helixeducation.com/resources/enrollment-growth-university/web-accessibility-mark-greenfiel
d/

The Overlooked, Misunderstood Nature of Accessibility

By Mads Soegaard.

“…A design is only useful if it’s accessible to the user: any user, anywhere, anytime. We often mistake
the concept of accessibility as involving people with disabilities. However, we’re all disabled in many
contexts and circumstances. Accessibility is all about people…”

https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/article/accessibility-usability-for-all

Small Tweaks That Can Make a Huge Impact on Your Website’s Accessibility

By Andy Bell.

“…I’ve written this post to give you some tips on small things that can make a big difference, while
hopefully not affecting your development process too much…”

https://css-tricks.com/small-tweaks-can-make-huge-impact-websites-accessibility/

Section 508 Refresh (Part 2)

By Matt Feldman.

“…In today’s article, we are shifting focus to the important initiatives that have taken place to
better prepare agencies and vendors to support this new accessibility standard…”

https://developer.paciellogroup.com/blog/2018/01/section-508-refresh-part-2/

Inclusive Design Principles: Provide a Comparable Experience

By Henny Swan.

This is our second post in a series that digs deeper into the thinking and application of the Inclusive
Design Principles…”

https://developer.paciellogroup.com/blog/2018/01/inclusive-design-principle-provide-a-comparable-exper
ience/

Increasing Accessibility

By Eric A. Meyer.

“Thanks to the fantastic comments on my previous post, I’ve made some accessibility improvements…”

https://meyerweb.com/eric/thoughts/2018/01/10/increasing-accessibility/

Federal Websites Failing to Meet Standards, Industry Leaders Weigh In

By MeriTalk.

“Communication is key-especially for the Federal government. One of the most important ways the
government communicates with citizens is through agency websites. In fact, the Federal government has
roughly 4,500 websites on more than 400 domains. However, the vast majority of those websites aren’t
meeting industry standards.”

https://www.meritalk.com/articles/federal-websites-failing-to-meet-standards-industry-leaders-weigh-in
/

+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

How Big Is That Box? Understanding Sizing In CSS Layout

By Rachel Andrew.

“”A key feature of Flexbox and Grid Layout is that they can deal with distributing available space
between, around and inside grid and flex items…”

https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/01/understanding-sizing-css-layout/

The Latest Ways to Deal with the Cascade, Inheritance and Specificity

By Ollie Williams.

“The cascade is such an intrinsic part of CSS that they put it right there in the name…”

https://css-tricks.com/latest-ways-deal-cascade-inheritance-specificity/

+03: EVALUATION & TESTING.

Why Do I Need a Usability Site Audit?

By Kim Krause Berg.

“If you have ever used a website and become frustrated with it, you know first hand why a usability
site audit is necessary…”

https://creativevisionwebconsulting.com/need-usability-site-audit/

Five User Research Rules of Thumb

By Leisa Reichelt.

“Over years of experience you begin to collect ways of working and talking about how you work that
accrete into rules of thumb…”

http://www.disambiguity.com/five-user-research-rules-of-thumb/

User Experience Benchmarks for Wireless Carrier Websites

By Jeff Sauro.

“…A two-part UX benchmark (retrospective and task-based) analysis of wireless carrier websites was
conducted in 2017 using 393 participants. The overall user experience of the industry was slightly
below average and improved relative to the 2012 analysis we conducted. In general, customers don’t
recommend these experiences as there are on average four times as many detractors as promoters…”

https://measuringu.com/wireless-ux/

Outsourcing a UX Benchmark vs. Doing it Yourself

By Jeff Sauro.

“Benchmarking is an essential part of a plan to systematically improve the user experience…”

https://measuringu.com/outsourcing-benchmark/

+04: EVENTS.

January Nerd Therapy: Accessibility-Why You Need to Think About ALL Your Users!
January 25, 2018.
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
https://www.meetup.com/NerdTherapy/events/246839464/

SmashingConf San Francisco
April 17-18, 2018.
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/events/san-francisco-2018/

Advanced CSS Layouts With Flexbox and CSS Grid
April 19, 2018.
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/workshops/advanced-css-layouts-with-flexbox-and-css-grid/

CHI 2018
April 21-26, 2018.
Montréal, Canada
https://chi2018.acm.org/

15th International Web for All Conference W4A’18
April 22-24, 2018.
Lyon, France
http://www.w4a.info

The Web Conference 2018
April 23-27, 2018.
Lyon, France
https://www2018.thewebconf.org/

+05: HTML.

The Title Attribute

By Arnold Goodway.

“…Sorry Mr. TITLE attribute, in the future we will think twice before we use you.”

https://arnoldgoodway.com/the-title-attribute/

Meet the New Dialog Element

By Keith J. Grant.

“HTML 5.2 has introduced a new <dialog> element for native modal dialog boxes…”

https://keithjgrant.com/posts/2018/meet-the-new-dialog-element/

HTML5 Autoplay Attribute

By Rakesh Paladugula.

“HTML5 autoplay is a new attribute to support the multimedia content…Using HTML5 autoplay is not a good
practice as per WCAG 2.0 standards…”

http://www.maxability.co.in/2018/01/html5-autoplay-attribute/

+06: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE.

4 Powerful Ways to Use Rapid Prototyping to Drive Product Success

By Teresa Torres.

“…when we think of rapid prototyping and usability testing as one and the same, we tend to
underestimate the power of prototyping…”

https://www.producttalk.org/2018/01/rapid-prototyping/

+07: JAVASCRIPT.

But Really, What is a JavaScript Test?

By Kent C. Dodds.

“Let’s take a step back and understand automated testing of JavaScript from square one…”

https://blog.kentcdodds.com/but-really-what-is-a-javascript-test-46fe5f3fad77

+08: MISCELLANEOUS.

Legends of the Ancient Web

By Maciej Ceglowski.

“This is the text version of a talk I gave on May 24, 2017, at the Front Trends conference in Warsaw…”

http://idlewords.com/talks/ancient_web.htm

Women in UX: Meet Henny Swan, Advocate for UX Inclusivity

By Sheena Lyonnais.

“It was the 1990s, back when websites were flashier than RuPaul’s most glamorous gown…”

https://theblog.adobe.com/women-ux-meet-henny-swan-advocate-ux-inclusivity/

Make Your Coding Easier, Use DuckDuckGo Cheat Sheets

By Deborah Edwards-Onoro.

“…DuckDuckGo has additional features that can make my work life easier: built-in cheat sheets to help
web designers and developers…”

https://www.lireo.com/make-your-coding-easier-use-duckduckgo-cheat-sheets/

+09: TOOLS.

ANDI (Accessible Name & Description Inspector)

By United States Social Security Administration.

“ANDI (Accessible Name & Description Inspector) is a “favelet” or “bookmarklet” used by web developers
and testers to inspect web content for accessibility.”

https://www.ssa.gov/accessibility/andi/help/install.html

+10: USABILITY.

The Hawaii Missile Alert Culprit: Poorly Chosen File Names

By Jared M. Spool.

“…This wasn’t a thoughtfully designed menu, any more than any random collection of user-named objects
are…”

https://medium.com/ux-immersion-interactions/the-hawaii-missile-alert-culprit-poorly-chosen-file-names

-d30d59ddfcf5

The State of Mobile User Experience

By Raluca Budiu.

“Findings from our 4th comprehensive study of mobile usability: Ten years from the original iPhone, the
field of mobile user experience has finally reached maturity.”

https://www.nngroup.com/articles/state-mobile-ux/

Attention Leans Left on Websites (Video)

By Therese Fessenden.

“Eyetracking research shows people spend disproportionately more viewing time on the left half of the
page versus on the right half.”

https://www.nngroup.com/videos/attention-leans-left-websites/

Designing for Simplicity of Use

By Gerry McGovern.

“If you want to make things truly simple to use by your customers, you will nearly always have to make
your organization take on more complexity.”

http://gerrymcgovern.com/designing-for-simplicity-of-use/

Complexity Bias: Why We Prefer Complicated to Simple

By Farnam Street.

“Complexity bias is a logical fallacy that leads us to give undue credence to complex concepts…”

https://www.farnamstreetblog.com/2018/01/complexity-bias/

Understand the Social Needs for Accessibility in UX Design

By Ruby Zheng.

“…Here, we will look at the social need of why you should design with accessibility in mind…”

https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/article/understand-the-social-needs-for-accessibility-in
-ux-design

Empathy Mapping: The First Step in Design Thinking

By Sarah Gibbons.

“Visualizing user attitudes and behaviors in an empathy map helps UX teams align on a deep
understanding of end users. The mapping process also reveals any holes in existing user data.”

https://www.nngroup.com/articles/empathy-mapping/

[Section one ends.]

++ SECTION TWO:

+11: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?

Accessibility Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/accessibility.html

Association Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/associations.html

Book Listings.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/books.html

Cascading Style Sheets Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/css.html

Color Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/color.html

Drupal Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/drupal.html

Evaluation & Testing Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/testing.html

Event Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/events.html

HTML Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/html.html

Information Architecture Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/architecture.html

JavaScript Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/javascript.html

Miscellaneous Web Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/misc.html

Navigation Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/navigation.html

PHP Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/php.html

Sites & Blogs Listing.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/sites.html

Standards, Guidelines & Pattern Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/standards.html

Tool Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/tools.html

Typography Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/type.html

Usability Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/usability.html

XML Information.
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/xml.html

[Section two ends.]

++END NOTES.

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[webdev] Web Design Update: January 10, 2018

 

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Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 06:46:46 -0600
From: Laura Carlson <lcarlson@d.umn.edu>
To: webdev <webdev@d.umn.edu>
Subject: [webdev] Web Design Update: January 10, 2018

+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.

– Volume 16, Issue 29, January 10, 2018.

An email newsletter to distribute news and information about web
design and development.

++ISSUE 29 CONTENTS.

SECTION ONE: New references.

What’s new at the Web Design Reference site?

http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/

New links in these categories:

01: ACCESSIBILITY.

02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

03: EVALUATION & TESTING.

04: EVENTS.

05: JAVASCRIPT.

06: MISCELLANEOUS.

07: NAVIGATION.

08: TOOLS.

09: USABILITY.

SECTION TWO:

10: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?

[Contents ends.]

++ SECTION ONE: New references.

+01: ACCESSIBILITY.

Understanding WCAG 2.1 – Reviewing Cognitive Success Criteria

By Glenda Sims.

“Hello, everyone! We are back on our accessibility adventure through
WCAG 2.1, the seventh public working draft…”

https://www.deque.com/blog/ understanding-wcag-2-1-reviewing-cognitive-success-criteria/

At a Glance-Screen Reader User Survey 7 Results

By Rakesh Paladugula.

“In this article I want to summarize the Web AIM screen reader user
survey 7 results for my readers…”

http://www.maxability.co.in/2018/01/ glance-screen-reader-user-survey-7-results/

Screen Reader User Survey 7 Results from WebAIM

By Dennis Lembree.

“In December 2017, results of Screen Reader User Survey #7 by WebAIM
were released…”

http://www.webaxe.org/screen-reader-user-survey-7-results-from-webaim/

Digital Accessibility: How We Can Help

By Atalan. (Hat tip to Nicolas Hoffmann)

Information and simulations on color blindness, visual impairment,

blindness, deafness, and motor disability.

https://atalan.fr/agissons/en/index.html

Attacks on the ADA Don’t Remove the Need and Responsibility for Web
Accessibility

By Nicolas Steenhout.

“Two bits of news about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in
the last couple weeks are of concern for people with disabilities. It
is also concerning for those of us working in the field of
accessibility…”

https://knowbility.org/attacks-ada-dont-remove-need-for-accessibility/

Blind Woman Sues 30 Websites Over Handicap Accessibility

By Priscilla DeGregory and Emily Saul.

“…Maria Mendizabal, who is legally blind, claims that the Web sites
for companies such as Nike, 24 Hour Fitness, De Beers, Barney’s, Donna
Karan, and Kleinfeld Bridal aren’t compatible with screen-reading
software that translates the written content into either audio or
Braille…”

https://nypost.com/2018/01/07/ blind-woman-sues-30-websites-over-handicap-accessibility/

2017 Website Accessibility Lawsuit Recap: A Tough Year for Businesses

By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

“2017 saw an unprecedented number of website accessibility lawsuits
filed in federal and state courts, and few courts willing to grant
early motions to dismiss.”

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/ 2017-website-accessibility-lawsuit-46166/

+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

CSS Versus Personalization

By Tobib Spline.

“…My thesis in this article is that CSS and the web as a whole put too
much power in the hands of authors and too little power in the hands
of users to allow effective personalization. Still, I will try to find
some practical guidelines that may facilitate better personalization
on the web…”

http://tobib.spline.de/xi/posts/2017-12-18-personalization/

New Flexbox Guides on MDN

By Rachel Andrew.

“In preparation for CSS Grid shipping in browsers in March 2017, I
worked on a number of guides and reference materials for the CSS Grid
specification, which were published on MDN…”

https://hacks.mozilla.org/2018/01/new-flexbox-guides-on-mdn/

+03: EVALUATION & TESTING.

The User Researcher’s Field Guide to Psychology

By David Travis.

“When planning user research studies, there are four fundamental
principles from psychology that user researchers must know. These are:
your users do not think like you think; your users don’t have good
insight into the reasons for their behaviour; the best predictor of
your users’ future behaviour is their past behaviour; and your users’
behaviour depends on context.”

https://www.userfocus.co.uk/articles/field-guide-to-psychology.html

+04: EVENTS.

Beyond the Basics of PDF Accessibility – 2018 Update
January 18, 2018.
Online
http://www.accessibilityassociation.org/content.asp?admin=Y&contentid=481

2018 Digital Accessibility Trends
January 23, 2018.
Online
http://info.levelaccess.com/0123Webinar2018Trends_LP-Main.html

Embracing Plain Language for Better Accessibility
January 24, 2018.
Online
https://groups.drupal.org/node/518076

DrupalCon Nashville
April 9-13, 2018.
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.
https://events.drupal.org/nashville2018

Designing with Accessibility in Mind
April 9-15, 2018.
Online
https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/learn/ olc-new-institute-schedule/institute-offerings/?id=374&cohort=368

+05: JAVASCRIPT.

Why Mutation Can Be Scary

By Zell Liew.

“Unexpected changes in your JavaScript code can be a real headache.
When working with objects, it can be even harder to prevent unintended
mutation. Zell Liew shows us some tricks (and libraries) to prevent
these unintended changes and ensure stability when working with
objects.”

http://alistapart.com/article/why-mutation-can-be-scary

+06: MISCELLANEOUS.

Hypertext and Our Collective Destiny

By Tim Berners-Lee, 12 October 1995.

“A talk in which I felt I had ben asked only to say things I hadn’t
said before. It was part of symposium at MIT arranged by Andy Van Dam
in honor of the 50th anniversary of Vannevar Bush’s visionary article
“As We May Think” in the Atlantic monthly in 1945. Various gurus from
the history of hypertext were assembled, to talk and be taped.”

https://www.w3.org/Talks/9510_Bush/Talk.html

Improving Your Tweet Accessibility

By Adrian Roselli.

“…This post gathers some tips you can and should use…”

http://adrianroselli.com/2018/01/improving-your-tweet-accessibility.html

Building a Better Magnifier With the Power of the Web

By Shwetank Dixit.

“This post is about how we used the web to build a better magnifier.
Check it out (using Chrome or Opera on Android, due to it currently
being the only browsers which supports the needed APIs properly) and
please give us feedback to improve it further…”

http://blog.barrierbreak.com/2018/01/09/ building-better-magnifier-power-web/

Careful Now

By Chris Coyier.

“Tom Warren’s “Chrome is turning into the new Internet Explorer 6″ for
The Verge has a title that, to us front-end web developers, suggests
that Chrome is turning into a browser far behind in technology and
replete with tricky bugs…”

https://css-tricks.com/careful-now/

+07: NAVIGATION.

Four Damnable Examples of Dark Patterns

By Rebecca Sentance.

“…Here’s Rebecca Sentance with a follow-up to 2016’s Dark Patterns
post, where we highlight the worst examples of manipulative navigation
and tricksy UX…”

http://whatusersdo.com/blog/damnable-examples-of-dark-patterns/

Improving Text Readability for Dyslexic Users with Skip-ink Underlines

By Damien Senger.

“…As designers, we can help dyslexic users to read more easily our
content and interfaces without too much technical requirements…”

https://medium.com/@iamhiwelo/improving-text-readability-
for-dyslexic-users-with-skip-ink-underlines-bf52a2f3426b

+08: TOOLS.

Ace

By DAISY.

“Ace, the Accessibility Checker for EPUB, is a tool developed by the

DAISY Consortium to assist with the evaluation of accessibility
features of EPUB publications.”

https://github.com/daisy/ace

+09: USABILITY.

What Makes a Design Seem ‘Intuitive’?

By Jared M. Spool.

“…Once you understand how ‘intuitive’ works-what makes someone
perceive a design to be intuitive-it becomes easier to make the
decision as to whether an intuitive design is worth the extra effort.
The knowledge your users have when they arrive at the design (current
knowledge), what knowledge they’ll need to complete their tasks
(target knowledge), and what the design needs to do to help them
complete the task (the gap) are the key ingredients for making an
interface that seems ‘intuitive’ to your users.”

https://articles.uie.com/design_intuitive/

10 Best Intranets of 2018

By Kara Pernice, Amy Schade, and Patty Caya.

“The winners of our 17th Intranet Design Annual came from smaller
organizations, had smaller intranet teams who relied on internal
resources and external help to create the best intranets.”

https://www.nngroup.com/articles/intranet-design/

The Fold Manifesto: How to Encourage Scrolling (Video)

By Amy Schade.

“The page fold still matters and still applies. Even though the exact
location of the fold differs between devices, it exists for every
single user on every single screen.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oPAqSGLgqQ1

User-Experience Quiz: 2017 UX Year in Review

By Raluca Budiu.

“Test your UX knowledge by taking our quiz. All questions and answers
are based on articles that we published last year.”

https://www.nngroup.com/articles/ux-quiz/

UX Research – A dedicated role, or a skill everyone develops? The answer : Yes

By Peter Merholz.

“Over the holiday break emerged a Twitter discussion about the role of
design research. It started here…”

https://orgdesignfordesignorgs.com/2018/01/04/ ux-research-a-dedicated-role-or-a-skill-everyone-develops-the-answer-yes/

10 Small Things You Can Do to Become More User-Centred

By Mark Dalgarno.

https://medium.com/@markdalgarno/ 10-small-things-you-can-do-to-become-more-user-centred-3f5279701270

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++ SECTION TWO:

+10: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?

Accessibility Information.

http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/accessibility.html

Association Information.

http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/associations.html

Book Listings.

http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/books.html

Cascading Style Sheets Information.

http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/css.html

Color Information.

http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/color.html

Drupal Information.

http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/drupal.html

Evaluation & Testing Information.

http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/testing.html

Event Information.

http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/events.html

HTML Information.

http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/html.html

Information Architecture Information.

http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/architecture.html

JavaScript Information.

http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/javascript.html

Miscellaneous Web Information.

http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/misc.html

Navigation Information.

http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/navigation.html

PHP Information.

http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/php.html

Sites & Blogs Listing.

http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/sites.html

Standards, Guidelines & Pattern Information.

http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/standards.html

Tool Information.

http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/tools.html

Typography Information.

http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/type.html

Usability Information.

http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/usability.html

XML Information.

http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/xml.html

[Section two ends.]

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Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2018 05:19:18 -0600
From: Laura Carlson <lcarlson@d.umn.edu>
To: webdev <webdev@d.umn.edu>
Subject: [webdev] Web Design Update: January 4, 2018

+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.

– Volume 16, Issue 28, January 4, 2018.

An email newsletter to distribute news and information about web design and development.

++ISSUE 28 CONTENTS.

SECTION ONE: New references.

What’s new at the Web Design Reference site?
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/

New links in these categories:

01: ACCESSIBILITY.

02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

03: EVALUATION & TESTING.

04: EVENTS.

05: JAVASCRIPT.

06: MISCELLANEOUS.

07: NAVIGATION.

08: USABILITY.

SECTION TWO:

09: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?

[Contents ends.]

++ SECTION ONE: New references.

+01: ACCESSIBILITY.

Extreme Design (Video)

By Derek Featherstone.

“…It turns out that creating great experiences for a particular subset of our users-people with disabilities-results in better designs for everyone…”

https://aneventapart.com/news/post/extreme-design-by-derek-featherstonean-event-apart-video

What’s in a Name?

By Mark Miller.

“…For assistive technology, such as screen readers, magnifiers, speech recognition, braille devices, etc, the name of an object, or more specifically, the “accessible name” of an object, is extremely important…”

http://www.interactiveaccessibility.com/blog/whats-name

Practical Examples of Accessibility Improvements

By Hampus Sethfors.

“‘It would be great to see actual examples of accessibility in action. Like before and after accessibility improvements.’ I got this great comment from a woman in the audience at a meetup. So let’s make that idea a reality…”

https://axesslab.com/practical-accessibility-improvements/

Improving the Accessibility of 24 Ways

By Paul Robert Lloyd.

“…In this article, I will cover five areas where I was able to make improvements…”

https://css-tricks.com/improving-accessibility-24-ways/

No ADA Web Accessibility Regs? No Excuses

By Lainey Feingold.

“…Accessibility is a civil right with or without federal ADA regulations…”

http://www.lflegal.com/2017/12/withdrawn-regs/

ICBA Negotiates Settlement with Plaintiff Group on Alleged ADA Liability

By Bryan Cave.

“Numerous community banks that had received demand letters from the advocacy group Access Now alleging that their websites and mobile apps are inaccessible in violation of Title III of the Americans With Disabilities Act (the ‘ADA’) have now also received letters that those claims have been resolved under a settlement with the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA…”

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/icba-negotiates-settlement-with-27384/

Web Accessibility Suits and Settlements in 2017

By Rakesh Paladugula.

“End of the year, Time to look at web accessibility suits and settlements in 2017…”

http://www.maxability.co.in/2017/12/ web-accessibility-suits-and-settlements-in-2017/

+02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.

Auto-Sizing Columns in CSS Grid: ‘auto-fill’ vs ‘auto-fit’

By Sara Soueidan.

“One of the most powerful and convenient CSS Grid features is that, in addition to explicit column sizing, we have the option to repeat-to-fill columns in a Grid, and then auto-place items in them…”

https://css-tricks.com/ auto-sizing-columns-css-grid-auto-fill-vs-auto-fit/

Five Design Fears to Vanquish With CSS Grid

By Bryan Robinson.

“CSS grid, along with a handful of other new CSS properties, are revolutionizing web design. Unfortunately, the industry hasn’t embraced that revolution yet and a lot of it is centered around fear that we can trace back to problems with the current state of CSS grid tutorials…”

https://css-tricks.com/five-design-fears-vanquish-css-grid/

The Two Extremes of Writing CSS, and What We Can Learn from Them

By Jens Oliver Meiert.

“…For the purposes of this article, there are two extremes in writing CSS, in connection with the underlying HTML. One is to have a presentational ID or class for every styling purpose. Two is not to use any IDs and classes at all…”

https://meiert.com/en/blog/css-extremes/

Monitoring Unused CSS by Unleashing the Raw Power of the DevTools Protocol

By Yonatan Mevorach.

“Chrome DevTools is the go-to analysis tool for understanding what’s going on under-the-covers of your app and conducting perf-audits…”

http://blog.cowchimp.com/ monitoring-unused-css-by-unleashing-the-devtools-protocol/

+03: EVALUATION & TESTING.

Why You Can’t Test a Screen Reader (Yet)!

By Rob Dodson.

“When I first started to learn about accessibility I wanted to write automated tests to ensure that assistive technology devices, like screen readers, were interpreting my pages correctly…”

http://robdodson.me/why-you-cant-test-a-screen-reader-yet/

Writing Automated Tests for Accessibility

By Marcy Sutton.

In case you missed Marcy’s December 13, 2017 article published on the “24 Accessibility” site, it is now published on the Deque site too.

https://www.deque.com/blog/writing-automated-tests-accessibility/

Accessibility Testing, Tools and Workflow (Video)

By Rian Rietveld.

Rian’s WordCamp presentation.

https://wordpress.tv/2017/12/07/ rian-rietveld-accessibility-testing-tools-and-workflow/

+04: EVENTS.

Section 508 Refresh and VPAT 2.0 January 18, 2018. Online. https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1190517493517232899

Constantly Improving: Creating an Accessible Campus February 8, 2018. Online. http://www.3playmedia.com/resources/ webinars/webinar-registration-02-08-2018/

Intro to Audio Description March 15, 2018. Online. http://www.3playmedia.com/resources/ webinars/webinar-registration-03-15-2018/

IA Summit March 21-25, 2018. Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. http://iasummit.org/2018

Accessibility and Inclusion March 25-29, 2018. Mexico City, Mexico https://cies2018.org/conference-info/accessibility/

An Event Apart Seattle April 2-4, 2018. Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. https://aneventapart.com/event/seattle-2018

University of Illinois Web Conference April 4-6, 2018. Champaign, Illinois, U.S.A. http://webcon.illinois.edu/

+05: JAVASCRIPT.

JavaScript Object Explorer

By Sarah Drasner.

“Find the object method you need without digging through the docs.”

https://sdras.github.io/object-explorer/

Getting Started with Web Accessibility in React

By Emily Mears.

“…I am going to cover some basic features that React enables and/or supports, as well as some basic implementations…”

https://medium.com/@emilymears/ getting-started-with-web-accessibility-in-react-9e591fdb0d52

+06: MISCELLANEOUS.

Talking to Léonie Watson About Computer Vision and Blindness

By Peter Gasston.

“I recently had the pleasure of talking to Léonie Watson for a section on the rehab Tech Talks podcast which I co-present for the company I work for…”

https://petergasston.co.uk/ talking-to-leonie-watson-about-computer-vision-and-blindness/

Dear Public Speaker… You Lost Me at ‘Hello’

By Denis Boudreau.

“…For every 100 people in our audience, we can expect that about 1 out of every 7 will experience some kind of disability…”

https://medium.com/@dboudreau/dear-public-speaker-you-lost-me-at-hello-d0d86ab92b41

+07: NAVIGATION.

New Years Resolution: Underline Your Links!

By Terrill Thompson.

“…What’s wrong with using color as the sole means of identifying links? First, it’s a violation of WCAG 2.0…Second, it forces your users to play ‘Spot the Link’, which can be a difficult or impossible game to win, depending on your users’ visual acuity, whether they have color blindness, and current lighting conditions…”

http://terrillthompson.com/blog/830

+08: USABILITY.

Do We Know Anything About UX? (Video)

By Jakob Nielsen.

“Jakob Nielsen discusses how proven heuristics and UX design guidelines can drive big advances in creating valuable products.”

https://www.nngroup.com/videos/know-anything-ux/

Usability: A Part of the User Experience

By Mads Soegaard.

“This subject may seem incredibly ‘big’ for a single article, but it’s about the specific nature of usability that we often overlook or confuse…”

https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/ article/usability-a-part-of-the-user-experience

A Very Useful Work of Fiction – Mental Models in Design

By Interaction Design Foundation.

“Mental models play an important role in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and interaction design…”

https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/article/ a-very-useful-work-of-fiction-mental-models-in-design

9 Questions that Could Change UX in 2018

By UX Design.

“Every year, we at uxdesign.cc look back at what designers have been writing, sharing, and thinking about when it comes to User Experience…”

https://thenextweb.com/syndication/2017/12/20/9-questions-change-ux-2018/

[Section one ends.]

++ SECTION TWO:

+09: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?

Accessibility Information. http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/accessibility.html

Association Information. http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/associations.html

Book Listings. http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/books.html

Cascading Style Sheets Information. http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/css.html

Color Information. http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/color.html

Drupal Information. http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/drupal.html

Evaluation & Testing Information. http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/testing.html

Event Information. http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/events.html

HTML Information. http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/html.html

Information Architecture Information. http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/architecture.html

JavaScript Information. http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/javascript.html

Miscellaneous Web Information. http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/misc.html

Navigation Information. http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/navigation.html

PHP Information. http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/php.html

Sites & Blogs Listing. http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/sites.html

Standards, Guidelines & Pattern Information. http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/standards.html

Tool Information. http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/tools.html

Typography Information. http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/type.html

Usability Information. http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/usability.html

XML Information. http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/xml.html

[Section two ends.]

++END NOTES.

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