The a11y Monthly: How to repair the page navigation your JavaScript framework broke

31 January 2018 by Andrea Fercia »

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In modern web development, building web applications using JavaScript frameworks is a growing trend. And with good reasons, as JavaScript frameworks offer several advantages. However, the shift to a different interaction model creates new accessibility challenges that haven’t been fully addressed yet. In this post, I’d like to talk about a fundamental aspect of accessibility: »

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The a11y Monthly: Thoughts after WordCamp US

7 December 2017 by Andrea Fercia »

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Big meetings like WordCamp US are always a good opportunity to get a feel for what has been accomplished during the year. It helps to get an idea of where we’re at with general trends in the WordPress community. At WordCamp US this year I’ve seen people from all over the world sharing ideas, having »

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User-testing Gutenberg

30 October 2017 by Tim Hengeveld » - 4 Comments

At Yoast, we organize a company-wide user testing session each month. In these sessions, we ask our employees to take a look at a product or feature. On October 12th we focused on user-testing Gutenberg. We did this to gain a better understanding of how different users work with Gutenberg. This knowledge is sure to »

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The a11y Monthly: Give your HTML elements an accessible name

30 October 2017 by Andrea Fercia »

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Recently, I joined a conversation where someone said a great part of accessibility is “subjective.” While I’d agree that sometimes the perception of accessibility is subjective, there are objective rules. I’m not referring just to the official specifications such as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines or the ARIA Authoring Practices. There are practical rules every »

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X-Redirect-By header: a standard proposal

27 October 2017 by Joost de Valk » - 2 Comments

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Redirects, and in particular redirect loops, can be incredibly hard to troubleshoot. We have a solution for that, called an X-Redirect-By header. It’s a simple addition that allows us to find which piece of code is responsible for doing a particular redirect. Yoast SEO already does this and we think every other system in the world »

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The a11y Monthly: Spruce up your website accessibility with aria-current

28 September 2017 by Andrea Fercia » - 2 Comments

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The aria-current attribute is a new, tiny bit of HTML in the upcoming ARIA 1.1 specification. It’s a simple, effective way to communicate to assistive technologies which the current item within a set of related items is. Here, I’ll try to explain how such a small attribute can improve your website accessibility. I’ll also show how »

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The a11y Monthly: Does Accessibility slow down the development process?

31 August 2017 by Andrea Fercia » - 1 Comment

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I’ve been focusing on web accessibility for a few years now. One of the complaints I’ve often heard from business owners and managers is that implementing accessibility is hard and slows down the development process. For this reason, sometimes accessibility gets postponed or set aside in the erroneous belief that’s something that can be “added” »

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The a11y Monthly: Accessibility for the future you

28 July 2017 by Andrea Fercia » - 4 Comments

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One of the most common misconceptions I often hear about Web accessibility is that accessibility is for people with disabilities or with some kind of impairment. Some people think it relates to a small percentage of users. Business owners and managers, even the ones who understand the value of accessibility, sometimes tend to think it can »

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The a11y Monthly: Why you shouldn’t rely on the title attribute

9 June 2017 by Andrea Fercia » - 1 Comment

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The title attribute is a small bit of HTML that developers can use on most of the HTML elements. In desktop browsers, the title attribute content is typically displayed as a visual “tooltip”. The attribute has been around for about 15 years. It is still widely used on the internet in the belief it’s a »

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Release candidate Yoast SEO for Magento 2 now available

5 May 2017 by Taco Verdonschot » - 1 Comment

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Today, we’re announcing the start of our final testing round before the official release of Yoast SEO for Magento 2. This release candidate contains all the functionalities that will be available in the 1.0 release. The next few weeks will be all about testing. That’s why we want to invite you to help us test Yoast »

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