Posts about Accessibility

Whether you are well-versed in UX Design or new to the field, you have likely heard the term “wireframe.” A wireframe is a low-fidelity visual representation of a website, application, or product that allows us to define the structure of the page, hierarchy, and placement of elements, and ultimately helps us plan the layout and […]

In 2018, we began contributing to ecosystem infrastructure for ARIA, the accessibility API for the web platform, with a project focused on regression testing for example patterns in the ARIA Practices Guide (APG). Since then, we’ve been working on writing new guidelines for the APG directly, which we continue to maintain with funding from Facebook […]

We believe that inclusivity and accessibility are of utmost importance to the open web platform. One of the ways that we empower the full diversity of Internet users is by ensuring that those with permanent disabilities and temporary limitations, can browse websites with assistive technologies. Writing accessible code improves the experience of browsing a website […]

Maybe you’re not a “people person.” It’s not that you dislike other humans, but you recognize certain realities of your work. Your day job is maintaining a web application, after all, not carousing with your users. You know that accessibility is an important topic, but you haven’t been able to find the time to learn […]

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The following is a transcript of a talk given at various events throughout 2016, including Smashing Conf NYC, and An Event Apart Chicago. I’d like to begin with an exercise in relaxation. As many of you know, I am the picture of mellowness—ol’ Namasté Marquis, they call me. So, close your laptops. Close ’em. No […]

In the last two posts we talked about laying the foundation for an accessible website and making sure keyboard users can navigate your site—this week we’re gonna dive into the visual and talk about color. As it turns out, color is a more complex topic than it might seem. We’ll start with a quick run-through […]

The modern workforce is going digital. Teams are taking advantage of new communication tools in order to meet people where they are and allowing them to work from wherever they are most fulfilled and inspired, be it a home office in Montana, a coffee shop in Toronto, or a War Room at WeWork. While this […]

Last week, in the first of our series on Accessibility Wins, we looked at setting up a good foundation by using HTML and ARIA roles properly. This week we’re going to dive into the world of making sure that people can navigate your site using their keyboard. Many, many people use just their keyboards for […]

Welcome to the first post in our Accessibility Wins series, which will detail techniques you can use today to improve the accessibility of your web projects. Through this process, you’ll gain insight into how we think about accessibility here at Bocoup. First up is the foundation on which it all rests: writing good HTML and […]

The mobile web’s market share is growing as a bigger and bigger part of the overall web every year. Because of this, more and more organizations are recognizing the value of responsive web design. However, not every organization is ready to go responsive right now. Fixed width sites don’t translate into cheaper sites to build […]