Archive for March, 2022

Leverage accessibility synergies and turbo-boost your remuneration potential with these three weird tricks!

(Last Updated on 13 March 2022)

Your chums at WebAIM report

The Wall Street Journal indicated that many companies are looking for personnel with accessibility skills and that they can’t find them easily…The number of job listings with ‘accessibility’ in the title grew 78% in the year ending in July [2021] from the previous 12 months, LinkedIn said.

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(The first two are foundational skills for anyone whose code is allowed anywhere near a web browser. The latter is a foundational skill for ‘being a decent human being’)

Reading List 287

  • Interop 2022 is a really exciting collaboration between Igalia, Bocoup, Webkit, Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome to enhance interoperability between browsers. Yay! I want to snog all of them.
  • A Complete Guide to CSS Cascade Layers by Miriam Suzanne (who wrote the spec, so she should know. Vadim and I interviewed her on the F-word episode 11.)
  • Hello, CSS Cascade Layers by Ahmad Shadeed
  • Are we live? – “If you have an interface where content is dynamically updated, and when the content is updated it does not receive focus, then you likely are going to need a live region.” Scott O’Hara does a deep dive into the fun quirks of live regions in real Assistive Tech.
  • Say Hello to selectmenu, a Fully Style-able select Element – Can’t wait to see this in browsers, given that 93.6% of React select components are literally vast lumps of carcinogenic walrus turds, forged in Mordor by Margaret Thatcher and Hitler.
  • What makes writing more readable? “An examination of translating text to make it as accessible as possible.” I found this fascinating, especially as each paragraph of the article has a translation next to it
  • Version 100 in Chrome and Firefox “Chrome and Firefox will reach version 100 in a couple of months. This has the potential to cause breakage on sites that rely on identifying the browser version to perform business logic. This post covers the timeline of events, the strategies that Chrome and Firefox are taking to mitigate the impact, and how you can help.”
  • PWA Haven – Really neat collection of utility apps, all implemented as PWAs and using powerful Project Fugu. “The goal is to have PWA’s replace as many simple native apps as possible” by ThaUnknown_
  • I’ve Built a Public World Atlas with 2,500 Datasets to Explore Inspired by Encarta, built in Python, accessible at worldatlas.org