Eric Eggert

I often think about how we asked people for a long time after WCAG 2.0 was released to not read the standard and instead pointed them to other materials. And now that more people are reading WCAG 2, it turns out that that helped to paper over issues back in the day. #ReadWCAG

If you have not been warned, you might not have Cell Broadcast enabled on your phone. On iPhone I needed to enable Test Alerts all the way on the bottom of the Notifications screen (below all your applications). On Android, I had to enable all emergency notifications. Edit: Apparently Test Alerts …

Perfect Warning Day over here. Cell Broadcast is really loud. And I got a message in German and English. I wonder if everyone got two languages or if that was only because my phone is in English. NINA warned with a message, too. Perfect!

Accessibility reviews are not there to bully people into using HTML best practices.

I’m really glad we now have all these advanced web technologies. Back in the day we only had accessibility barriers. Now at least they are in custom elements and nobody knows what’s going on. 🤷‍♂️

Mapping 4.1.1 to other Success Criteria

The 411 on 4.1.1 — Adrian Roselli There is a non-zero chance that WCAG Success Criterion 4.1.1 Parsing will go away in WCAG 2.2. This isn’t a problem for users, regardless of the problems it may pose for the WCAG process, ACT rules, automated testing tools, or ossified testing processes. Very …

I didn’t manage my stress levels for a few weeks and basically felt unwell the whole weekend. I think I generally have a good handle on things, but I need to plan my margins even better.

Such an exciting Snooker Scottish Open final. One of the two lads will win his first title today, and both have played extraordinarily. Gary Wilson favorite on paper, but he already lost two finals where Joe O’Connor has no such experience. 🔴

You gotta love how stories like this are written as if the collision was the train’s fault, not the person drunk driving bypassing a barrier. 🤷🏼‍♂️ (Only property damage.)

It‘s “International Day of People with Disabilities where companies claim they care but then post to social media without alternative text, plainly showing their ableism” day. Cheers to those who celebrate! 😉

Did I just learn about the W3C CEO leaving in an application to the Advisory Board? I would have expected some sort of announcement. Feels like a lot of movement happening during a pivotal transition to a US nonprofit…

Apple’s latest accessibility features promo video is on point. Great use of Audio Description, too! When someone says to you “we don’t want boring videos with too much space for AD”, show them this, and ask if it’s boring. (Now AD for all the other ads, too, please!)

With Blue Beanie Day, the silly season is full in swing. This morning I talked about 2 hours about EN 301 549 and in an hour, I’ll talk to my Content Strategy students about accessibility. In-between preparing talks and material for other clients. 🧢

Well, at least Space Karen is dismanteling the myth that people, who are successful in the capitalist system, must be the best and brightest and have the best ideas. Putting this on display every day might be one of the most anticapitalist actions ever. 😂

As a computer person, I’m annoyed that “the algorithm” became synonymous with something that furthers bad behavior, considering that all computer logic is an algorithm. Using a general term for something specific (“social media recommendation algorithm”) irks me.

Accessibility Folx, someone might email you and ask you to sign this petition: change-dot-org/WebAccessibility. Look at the bottom of the page, there is a link to overlayfacts-dot-org which promotes the use of Overlays. Do not sign it. Shady stuff.

Now that we know who is the best Tom, if an accessibility conference wants to sponsor a competition for the best Accessibility Eric/k, let’s talk. (But be beware there is probably a dozen of us, if not more.)

I really wanted to make a commitment to Microblogvember, but fell off the horse (methaphorically, of course) mid-month.

People shaming others who (try to) care about accessibility must be one of the most damaging things that can happen. And yet…

Because I can’t travel, I asked @matuzo@mastodon.social to teach my class in Graz and he is – unsurprisingly – doing an excellent job. Thanks!

Just imagine… Lanyrd, but based on ActivityPub! Mention @xyz@lany-dot-rd to talk about a session. All information collected. That would be awesome.

Take worries and fears seriously, seriously

A few people wear yellow vests and complain about high fossil fuel prices. We have to take the worries and fears of people seriously. People protest against the protection of vulnerable people during a global pandemic. We have to take the worries and fears of people seriously. Some individualy stoke …

I got my Moonlander Keyboard a few days ago and am not working on my Colemak DHm keyboard layout typing. I’m using KeyBR and as you can see from my public profile, I’m doing pretty well with the first six letters (r,t,l,n,e,i). Some of the “words” already feel pretty natural.

Why are people saying “oh, we have to look at the intention behind WCAG guidelines” even if things are clearly defined in the standard? Do they do the same with tax laws or JavaScript? No, there are rules, they are defined. Put your individual interpretations in your own standard

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