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There's nothing particular inaccessible about small caps. Some would argue they are harder to read for long blocks of text JUST AS READING IN ALL CAPS CAN GET ANNOYING but it's not technically inaccessible in any way. Quite the contrary, one can argue that measured and appropriate use of small caps can be an excellent part of the typographers toolbox and ...


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Small capitals for most fonts aren't web-ready yet. This article from Design for Hackers has some detail about why you should use real small capitals instead of fake (or just don't use them at all). You could use text-transform: uppercase to make a swathe of text appear as all-caps, when it's actually normal-case in the markup; that should sidestep the ...


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It is possible that this was a bar-code scanner that would identify the product. A blind acquaintance of mine had a bar code scanner, but I don't remember ever seeing the device, so I can't say if it was a black box. I just can't imagine any other reason a blind person would be aiming a black box at a supermarket item.


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Well there are many things you can do. aria-label and visually hidden text are the first to come to mind. Aria-label example: <button aria-label="primary (or other meaningful text)">Button text here</button>. Visually hidden text, only "visible" to screen readers: <button><span class="visually-hidden">Primary Action</span> ...


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It is definitely something that needs to be thought through holistically. You can have different layers of keyboard control, for example, the tab key and the arrow keys, but their use can vary depending on what has the current focus. One approach could be to use the arrow keys to cycle between the non-modal pop-ups, and use the tab key to cycle through the ...


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A huge No, why would you want to group your account information under the cart icon. The cart icon is used to access your purchased items. I don't want a pop up to show when I clicked on the cart icon, I want it to take me to my purchased items and checkout. If you do that you risk losing customers when they are about to checkout. download bmml source ...


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Think of role=navigation as a landmark. The use of element is very broad. Pagination, off-site links, social buttons, local on-page scroll, tabs, related content, tag lists. Nearly all implementations of contain multiple sets of navigation. The navigation role is distinct. "A collection of navigational elements (usually links) for navigating the document ...


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N.b. I have no experience of this whatsoever, I just saw your question and thought it was quite interesting. How about, vibrations that communicate to the blind user a little like Morse code? So little sequences of vibrations that tell the user the emotion that the glasses have detected. Obviously, the user would need to either learn the sequences or ...


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Looks like there is transformation issue , in this case you want to transform emotional data to blind. I have little bit modified the your voice output in my idea below. If there is smile transform speech voice output " smiled" (you don't want this) If there is smile transform into short melody(sound). Like facebook does when you get notification. This ...


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I was just thinking, 'sound' could be an obvious triggering factor. Short sound bites. What about light? how do blind people perceive light ? I am not an expert, but I found this http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-blind-people-detect-light/ May be you could use the 'intensity' level of light some how (? Using glass or an added hardware to Glass ...


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If you don't want to add an additional device, the only approach I can think of is related to sound, since this is probably the most developed sense of blind people. Instead of using words that may deviate their concentration (and being ackward for the other person if the sound is loud enough) you could use short sounds / notes, that can relate with an ...


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One of the "default" methods for blind people to interact with devices is to feel some kind of indication (e.g. vibrating traffic light buttons). Best solution would be to be able to feel the emotion. I dont know if Glass is able to output vibration but you could try to bind the slider position to the location and output audio according to the visible ...



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