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Understanding screen reader interaction modes

Posted on September 21st 2014, in Web life.

Windows screen readers have multiple modes of interaction, and depending on the task being carried out they’ll automatically switch to the most appropriate mode. This post explains why Windows screen readers behave the way they do, and how your code can influence that behaviour.

FEL: A quick and dirty introduction to ARIA

Posted on August 28th 2014, in Slide decks.

Front End London is a monthly meetup of designers and developers, hosted by Made By Many. I was asked to give a talk, and chose this quick and dirty introduction to ARIA as a topic. Slide deck The slide deck from A Quick and Dirty Introduction to ARIA is available on Slideshare: A Quick and […]

Barbeque chicken with bacon & cheddar cheese

Posted on July 10th 2014, in Recipe book.

This is a great mid-week recipe, when you don’t want to be faffing about in the kitchen, but you want something that’s going to perk up your tastebuds. Ingredients Serves two people. 2 Skinless chicken breasts. 3 Rashers streaky bacon (diced). 60g Cheddar cheese (grated). 2Tbsp Barbeque sauce. Baby new potatoes and green salad to […]

UXPA London: A Practical Guide to Accessible User Experience (AUX)

Posted on May 15th 2014, in Slide decks.

UXPA London is a regular meetup of UX practitioners and interaction designers. I was asked to give a talk about Accessible User Experience (AUX), as part of UXPA London’s celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2014. Slide deck The slide deck from A Practical Guide to Accessible User Experience (AUX) is available on Slideshare: A […]

ID24: An Extended Rock n Roll Guide to HTML5 & ARIA

Posted on May 15th 2014, in Slide decks.

Inclusive Design #ID24 was 24 hours of talks from UX practitioners, designers and developers from around the world, hosted by The Paciello Group (TPG) for Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2014. I gave an extended version of my Rock n Roll Guide to HTML5 and ARIA. Slide deck The slide deck for an Extended Rock n […]

Thoughts on screen reader detection

Posted on February 27th 2014, in Web life.

The subject of screen reader detection has been under discussion lately. It isn’t something I’m comfortable with, so I’d like to share the reasons why.

Inaccessible Cyber Streetwise website

Posted on February 21st 2014, in Web life.

The Cyber Streetwise website was launched by the UK Home Office in January. Developed by Nudge Digital, Cyber Streetwise is a high profile website intended to change attitudes towards online security. It is also a complete travesty when it comes to accessibility.

Dauphinoise potatoes

Posted on December 7th 2013, in Recipe book.

Dauphinoise potatoes are ridiculously easy to make, gloriously indulgent, and absolutely delicious. They go well with everything from a lamb roast to a good steak, but especially with duck confit.

Generate 2013: A Rock n Roll Guide to HTML5 & ARIA

Posted on September 13th 2013, in Slide decks.

Generate 2013 was the first conference from .Net magazine. I was asked to join the inaugural lineup, and to speak about HTML5 and ARIA. Slide deck The slide deck from A Rock n Roll Guide To HTML5 and ARIA is available on Slideshare. A Rock n Roll Guide to HTML5 & ARIA

Accessibility Summit 2013: Accessible DOM scripting with ARIA

Posted on September 10th 2013, in Slide decks.

The Environments for Humans Accessibility Summit 2013was a two day online conference. I was asked to join a lineup of speakers from the web industry, and to talk about accessible DOM scripting with ARIA. Slide deck The slide deck for my Accessible DOM scripting with ARIA presentation is available on Slideshare. Accessible DOM scripting with […]