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Effective live regions to convey the loading state of your web app

How to use an aria live region effectively to continuously output the loading state of dynamic page content.

The challenge interpreting WCAG

Reduce incorrect opinions creeping into your builds and establish a baseline and a common vocabulary of what WCAG means with

Gotta Catch 'Em All

Automating accessibility testing is a convenient way to catch low hanging accessibility vulnerabilities. Using pa11y and GitHub actions means syntactic accessibility issues can be identified consistently.

Using screen readers to evaluate the compatibility of a website

A structured approach towards screen reader testing means where time is often limited, our efforts are focused on the critical parts of the digital experience.

Link labels to form controls using the FOR and ID attributes

Learn to link a label to a form control using the FOR and ID attributes and comfirm by viewing the accessibility tree in Chrome developer tools.

How to create a session timeout using ARIA, CSS and JQuery

A session timeout message is a common UI design pattern in web applications. A robust accessible timeout message pattern which conforms to WCAG 2.1 can be created using two WCAG 2.1 success criteria.

Here's how to get the best accessibility review

You've built your website but you're not sure if its meets WCAG conformance? This is where a review can help you understand if your website is accessible and if not what you can do.

Not another checklist!

A testing methodology which explains the what and how of manual accessibility testing.

Stopping the bots with Javascript

CAPTCHA is a convenient go to technique for stopping spam, but it's also inaccessible. Using Javascript and replacing submit buttons can be an effective alternative which maintains your sites accessibility.

Add Labels to Controls

Correctly labeling controls makes it much easier for a screen reader user to understand the type of data a control requires.