Questions tagged [accessibility]

A general term used to describe the degree to which a product, device, service, or environment is available to as many people as possible. Accessibility is often used to focus on people with disabilities or special needs and their right of access to entities.

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What element to focus after user input on a chatbot?

This is similar to What element should have the focus after a search?, but not the same case. I'm building a chatbot with Flutter (mobile). This is the flow: Bot asks a question. User is presented ...
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Creating an accessible, animated, and responsive navigation system

I've been struggling for the past couple weeks to design the perfect navigation (menu) system for my personal website which I am designing. First, I need a system that is completely accessible as I ...
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How in depth should a screen reader when it does the first read through of a page and a form

Take the following mockup as our example case: Page Title Page Instructions Field 1*: [ text input ] Field 2 : [ text input ] Field 3*: [ text input ] [Reset] [Submit] We ...
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Distinguishing aria-live speech from UI accessible names

We just ran our first user test of an accessible UI prototype with blind and partially-sighted testers. In spite of my efforts to follow the various recommendations and WCAG specifications, there were ...
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How to lead AT users from non-accessible content to an accessible alternative

The Drupal website I'm working on has a traditional grid style calendar. The main view of the calendar is based on the Full Calendar JS library. After testing it with a screen reader I decided it wasn'...
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Should keyboard focus restart at the top of the site after navigation in a single page app?

In a traditional website, the entire webpage is reloaded after a navigation event, so the user's focus always restarts at the top of the document—in our case, that means the first Tab press would ...
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Direct voice interactions examples in use as an alternative to voice assistants

After reading an article explaining the difference between using your voice to controlling the UI (i.e. direct voice interaction) compared to dealing with a voice UI (e.g. chatbots or voice assistants)...
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HTML Aria function not being read by screen reader - Bad design?

I'm looking into how accessible some websites are using WebAIM's WAVE tool. Many websites nowadays use the burger menu symbol to indicate the menu (YouTube and Gmail for example) and often I see the ...
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When to show content as un-editable vs disabled

The company I work for is integrating some new users data into our platform and it's brought on a new set of challenges. One area in which I'm undecided is this: Users have a set of tags which can ...
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Is an English only aria-label better than no aria-label at all for non-English speakers?

We have a set of buttons that have a single icon for the content and no text content. One example, a button in the top left of a modal that has an 'X' icon which is an image file. To better ...
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How to make tables accessible

The main issue is that if some cells are NOT clickable and others are, then it will be a poor user experience if user tries to click on the cell and nothing happens. I need some help in writing labels ...
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Patterns for adjusting settings which may hinder the user's ability to adjust that same setting again

This question is about those self-referential settings where the ability of the user to control a device, say: using a mouse cursor, or viewing it on a monitor screen is itself affected by the ...
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Tabbing into a hidden navigation menu

This is a question about the interaction between navigation via keyboard (tabbing) and initially-hidden navigation items. I’m asking from both a UX and accessibility perspective. My site has a slide-...
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What controls are in-scope of WCAG 3.3.2 Labels or Instructions?

Based on what I understand this criteria requires the visible label of an input to be clear and precise on what is the expected input, especially if the correct input requires special formatting. What ...
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Is the "feed" role also appropriate for the "Load More" button approach?

Both w3.org and MDN seem to associate the feed role with infinite scrolling, without mentioning if it applies to button-triggered loading as well (with a "Load More" button). My application ...
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How do people with vision impairment access buildings requiring a swipe card?

With many of the commercial and corporate buildings now having more strict control around entries and exits, I was wondering in terms of accessibility how people with vision impairment are provided ...
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Why is Amazon using Text Fields instead of Radio Buttons for mutually exclusive options?

I have been trying to return an item on Amazon, and this window popped up asking me to fill in the bank details. Although they have used Radio Buttons in the first line for Yes/No question, Account ...
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Do PDF menus on restaurants' websites make the site not fully accessible?

I'm a UX/UI Design student working on a competitive audit. I'm checking the accessibility of the websites with a screen reader and noticed that restaurants usually have a PDF menu which is not ...
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How should a screen reader pronounce links and buttons?

When a screen reader reads links, should they be pronounced as 'Link button', or 'Link'? Example: Show more... (a link): should the screen reader say 'Link button', or 'Link'? Also, how should the ...
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Accessibility guidelines for mobile web map interactions

Currently working through a map experience for mobile web and was hoping someone could provide me with a little clarity on accessibility guidelines. Specifically, what are the the most inclusive ...
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Mobile Screen Highlight/Tooltip Overlay - Feedback Loop

Context I'm working on a mobile app that provides real-time feedback on accessibility issues of other applications (not built or controlled by me) on the device, similar to Axe or Google's ...
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508 compliance question

For those with knowledge on Material Design and 508 compliance..are there any issues with using an "outlined" text field vs the filled" text field? We're thinking of using the "outlined" text fields, ...
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Mobile Tables - Accessibility (iOS vs Android)

iOS - Disclosure Indicators When this element is present, users know they can tap anywhere in the row to see the next level in the hierarchy or the choices associated with the list item. Use a ...
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Two Click actions on mobile screen

I was working on a mobile project and I faced a problem. How do I show if there are two different actions on a single object in mobile? In this screen all options have sub-options that appear on a ...