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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Slider and Input for same Value - Should both be tab-selectable?

I'm working on a form where users are able to select a numeric value both with a range slider as well as a numeric input. (See mockup below) Both inputs have to stay in the form which is a design ...
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What would be most efficient way to search through database tables and pick columns?

I am tasked with designing a modal screen where data scientists and business analysts should select different tables from database and then if necessary narrow down the selection by (optional) ...
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Accessible non-english website: what input element attributes in native language?

I'm making an accessible Dutch language website. As a rule variable names in code are in English because not all programmers are Dutch natives. Do any of the attributes of input fields have to be in ...
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How important is zooming in and out (cmd + , cmd - ) for websites (Desktop view) in terms of accessibility?

I am working on a website at the moment and someone else is in charge of the HTML/CSS side of things. I've noticed it's not possible to zoom in and out with the browser function of cmd and + or -. The ...
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Should a web-app page title appear on every page, even with the current page highlighted in navigation?

I'm facing a dilemma with other designers within our team about whether the main page frame of our web app should iterate the title of the page itself at the top left corner or if it should not exist.....
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Image formats and resolution - for Low Bandwidth Web Apps

I have a Business Requirement for remote place system (app) accessibility of the web application. More specifically, The user of this application should be able to access this application from remote ...
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Selected radio button shows user more content

I tried to search info for my question but I didn't found it. I think I just can't find right search words because this doesn't feel to be very rare case. If you have topics about this I would like to ...
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Page of carousels - Skip links / best keyboard navigation

This question relates to UX with keyboard navigation and a11y for screen reader users. We have an app that uses multiple carousels of movies, similar to Netflix or Disney+, with their respective ...
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How a "disable animations" button should look like?

As it I've been asked to add a button to disable animation on my website, according to the WCAG animation criterion (https://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG21/Understanding/animation-from-interactions.html). The ...
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Validity of PDF for image description

I am talking about a site in which certain images contain mission-critical information. I was wondering: would a solution in which a PDF file is replacing an image description (and ALT) ever be ...
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Reply screen design / element placement for tablet app

This mobile tablet app displays full screen photos with a reply button. When the user (a senior over 65 years of age) clicks reply, a modal reply screen slides up from the bottom as shown below. ...
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Accessibly of input field's frames

When I look around, I see many websites, apps, and forms consist of text-fields that have a grayish frame. Do text fields have any accessibility rules when it comes to frame's contrast? Is it ok to ...
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Should alt text be added to an image of a person for WCAG compliance?

Question I am trying to comply with the WCAG accessibility rules for alt text attributes. The decision tree at the following link explains when alt text attributes are required and when they are not: ...
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Datagrid inline editing autofocus and accessibility

We have a data list on which we can directly edit. When clicking on the pencil, the line goes from view mode to a form. That mechanism works well for our users but doesn't feel fast enough yet. We ...
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What controls are in-scope of WCAG 3.3.2 Labels or Instructions?

Based on what I understand success criterion 3.3.2 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 ...
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How do you make a tab (or menu) less accessible?

We have a pop-up menu with 3 tabs. All three tabs rank in importance. When clicked on an element in a page, you get a pop-up with the first (base) tab active where you see all the information you ...
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Automatically detect preference for kilometers vs miles, or explicitly ask?

On my website / app I am currently using miles only to designate distances, and some European users have asked for the ability to have it use kilometers instead, as they are not very familiar with ...
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should buttons that look like links have the exact same keyboard accessibility?

We have a few use cases where we need to show something that looks like a link, but is actually a button. For example, consider this error message: Sorry we couldn't place your order. Please click ...
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Marking nodes in tree as important

I’m working on kind of explorer which has a tree hierarchy which consists of two types of nodes, first type is a category and second is a resource. Category can contain only resources and resources ...
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Card with Button or Completely Clickable Card

If a card has a button, the CTA will be clearer but it'll be more useful from usability point of view if the card completely clickable. So in mobile, will a card with button or a completely clickable ...
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Text link size in mobile

I have a debate with my team about the size of text links on mobile. On one side are standards of accessibility and minimum tap sizes for fingers. On the other is Apple.com sign-in page where we have ...
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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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How to understand the technical issues while designing?

For instance, I have two designs Design A like miller columns: Better experience, clear view, no training needed, can play however users want. Design B like stacked layer or tree view: Best ...
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Does WCAG (2.1) apply to native (iOS, Android) mobile apps?

WCAG stands for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, but it never defines what is meant by "web content". Many of the success criteria are defined in terms of "user agent" as if they meant a web ...
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Colorblindness-friendly colors called "green", "blue", "yellow", and "red"

I need to choose a palette of four colors that satisfies the following two conditions: Colorblind people can easily distinguish all four of the colors. People with normal color vision can ...
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Best way to get a WCAG report for an Android App?

To ensure usability of our app and also to have something that we can present to the outside, we need to have a report on how accessible our app is. It has to comply at least to the WCAG AA standard. ...
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What is the clearest way to display "less than"?

I'm currently working a sliding filter in a UI that presents a "distance to" option. Which of the following would best in my situation? < 2.1 miles under 2.1 miles 2.1 miles or less Example:
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What to focus on after row deletion

I'm designing the keyboard navigation for a table/grid. Each row in the grid has a "delete this row" button. After a button is activated and the current focused parent row of the button is deleted, ...
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Accessibility testing (with Microsoft Narrator as screenreader)? Somebody here with some practical guidelines?

As a front-end developer in a small business agency ( < 30 developers) I am trying to be better at accessibility testing and screen-readers are a must then. I am a Windows user and also has access ...
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Tab selection vs Drop down selection

I'm trying to figure out what is the best UX that I could possibly implement for a mobile phone app. Either selecting of data via tab header or a dropdown. Solution 1 - Tab Header It is easy for ...
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WCAG 2.1 Reflow vs Resize Text

The WCAG 1.4.10 Reflow asks to support width 320 CSS pixels without horizontal scrolling. The requirement is written in such a way that an author can test for reflow on a desktop browser with typical ...
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Wcag 2.1 Success criteria-1.3.6

I am unable to understand the examples available on w3.org, which are: The links in the navigation of a website are marked up so that users can add their own icons. Icons on a website are marked up ...
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Are we thinking too much about how a user will interpret a photograph? [closed]

Here's something interesting that a friend mentioned while taking a look at a few websites I had mentioned. It's commonplace nowadays (with accessibility as rife as ever) to place a darkened overlay ...
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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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WCAG guidelines for displaying a statistic and its value? (in HTML)

Apologies if UX isn't the right place for this, I am a UX designer but this is maybe dabbling a bit into front-end development. I am working on just producing some HTML/CSS components for a client ...
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Can a heading be a substitute for labels?

Chrome's Lighthouse keeps on reporting "Form elements do not have associated labels", which web.dev gives more information on: Labels ensure that form controls are announced properly by assistive ...
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How many input fields in one row of a form?

I’m currently designing a template for forms on a governmental website. This kind of template can contain lots of input fields so I don’t want the user to scroll a lot. Also, the forms are in a slide-...
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Dropdown that takes instant action on a web app - is this an accessibility or usability issue?

Dropdowns that take action on websites were frowned upon years ago in that users of screenreaders didn't necessarily want to activate an item in a dropdown as they navigated through the dropdown to ...
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Making design thinking accessible

There is always a lot of talk about using design thinking as a launching pad for accessible design, however, I rarely hear about people talking about making the design thinking exercises accessible ...
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Best practice for abbreviated words in navigation links?

For our site main nav, when a smartphone user enlarges font size, I'm considering switching the text of nav items to an abbreviated "short text" version, e.g., "Continuing Professional Education (CPE) ...
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How should dyslexia-friendly headings, sub-headings, paragraphs and button texts took like?

I haven't found any clear resources online to be able to figure out what makes any web test truly dyslexia-friendly. I hope you guys can share valuable information here.
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Labeling and using links that have alternate Spanish translation

I need to convey to the user that a link presented in English to a site or doc is also offered in Spanish. What's the best way to show this? Visualization through parenthetical (Espagnol), a flag?
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Accessible way of notifying a screen reader about loading the dynamic Web page update (AJAX)

The rise in the use of AJAX to dynamically update the website instead of using standard hyperlinks and separate Web pages has resulted in accessibility problems for users of assistive technology (e.g. ...
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Accessibility when embedding PDF in Word document

I'm creating a Word document at the moment, and there are a number of existing documents that need to be included as appendices. Some of them are Word documents, some are PDF. The most consistent ...
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How do I convince my boss that too many link colors are bad for accessibility?

I work at a really small company making websites for a specific clientele, an older female audience. My boss, also the lead Art Director, uses lots of different colors for links across an entire ...
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Why there are 3 lines in all types of menu icons?

I have noticed that all types of menu icons are using three lines or dots. From a UI/UX perspective, does it matter the number of lines/dots? For example if someone decides to use only one or six ...
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Onomatopoeia accessibility

I have such a hard time making onomatopoeias accessible. The copies of the product have words like "omg", "mmmm", "wow" and I would like to make them accessible for all user using a screen reader, ...
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How to present fields where user enters a ratio (particularly for screen reader users)

Our team has been working on a new web app and one of the sections requires admin users to enter a ratio (for example 1:2 or 1.5:20 etc). I'm unsure of the best way to present the fields to all ...
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How to express multi condition rules with flow diagram or truth table

I have a below mentioned multiple variable which match with the other variables and gives output like FALSE, HOLD or TRUE. I have tried to represent it here in table format. Variable ...
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Video play button on overlay images

I recently came across a big play button on an overlay image for a video. Pressing the play button displays the player, but does not start (play) the video. The user needed to press play on the video ...
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