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WCAG 2.1.1: Keyboard

If you've been following the posts in this astonishingly well-written accessibility project of ours, then good news! We are now finished with the first principle of WCAG. We know how excited you must be to explore the bountiful world of swashbuckling adventure that awaits you in WCAG 2, so we'll dive right into it. Whereas Principle 1 of WCAG deals...
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WCAG 2.4.1: Bypass Blocks

Recently we've been discussing the various elements of Principle 2, which covers ways you can make your site more easily operable for users experiencing certain visual, cognitive, or physical limitations, as well as those prone to seizures. We are now moving onto the last set of rules in Principle 2, Guideline 2.4, in which we'll go over navigabili...
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WCAG 2.4.3: Focus Order

Let's say that, in an effort to use crowdsourcing techniques to decide on which kind of pizza you should eat for dinner, you create a survey on your site for people to fill in. The survey begins with fields where users are asked to enter their name and contact information, followed by a series of questions where they indicate their answers by selec...
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WCAG 2.4.5: Multiple Ways (Give ‘em Some Options)

Okay, let's say you want to start a cooking blog (any other baking fans out there?). You decide to tag each recipe page with possible keywords it could be filed under, and then you create another page aggregating all those tags together, which users can navigate to in order to find recipes to try. [Link: https://smittenkitchen.com/recipes/ ] [Link:...
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WCAG 2.4.8: Location

If a user is navigating through a set of pages on your site, they should have access to information allowing them to orient themselves (locate where they are within that set of pages). Let's imagine, for example, that you've settled on a suitable yacht and are now unsure what to do with the rest of the money you earned in the cheese competition. As...
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