An even-handed assessment of the benefits and dangers of machine learning.
When to use
aria-hidden="true", and when you might need
aria-hiddenby itself is not enough to completely hide an element from all users, if that is the end goal.
When to use
aria-hiddencan be used to completely hide content from assistive technology, modifying an element’s
roleto “none” or “presentation” removes the semantics of the element, but does not hide the content from assistive technologies.
One of the accessibility features built into OS X:
Using Switch Control, and tapping a small switch with his head, my son tweets, texts, types emails, makes FaceTime calls, operates the TV, studies at university online, runs a video-editing business using Final Cut Pro on his Mac, plays games, listens to music, turns on lights and air-conditioners in the house and even pilots a drone!
The Government Digital Service have published the results of their assistive technology survey, which makes a nice companion piece to Heydon’s survey. It’s worth noting that the most common assistive technology isn’t screen readers; it’s screen magnifiers. See also this Guardian article on the prevalence of partial blindness:
Of all those registered blind or partially sighted, 93% retain some useful vision – often enough to read a book or watch a film. But this can lead to misunderstanding and confusion
Prompted by the Bespin fuss, Derek shares his thoughts on *when* accessibility should be integrated into products.
Stevie Wonder talks about assistive technology. I think this finally proves that yes, accessibility *is* sexy!
A free screen reader. If this turns out to be any good, it could be a game-changer: a long overdue kick in the behind for Freedom Scientific.
It's easy for us to take technology for granted. This video shows how transformative technology can be. I am humbled.
Derek points to a new piece of assistive technology and wonders where the next innovation will come from.