Accessibility

Common animation transitions

Entry categories AccessibilityDesign

A while back when reviewing common animation transitions for pages & elements I compiled a massive list of web-based motion and how I recommend you use them. Remember, using a ‘prefers-reduced-motion’ fallback doesn’t mean you must remove all animation. Reduce X or Y pixel movement and keep transition speeds gentle. Crossfades, color shifts, and blurs […]

Screen-reader-friendly Emojis

Entry categories Accessibility

Emojis. Love them or hate them, they’re part of our online experience. Well for most of us. I was recently messing around with these fun little pictograms and thought “Hey. What do they sound like to a screen reader? Is it possible to make screen-reader-friendly emojis?” Unsurprisingly, the support for readback was very patchy. Testing […]

Mostly FOSS Setup Text-to-speech for Android

Entry categories AccessibilityPrivacy

While doing exploration on a larger article I’m currently writing, I realized that my FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) Android ways prevented me from using most Google services. I thought this also meant Talkback, the only AT (Assistive Technology) for Android. However, on further exploration, Talkback is bundled into the “Android Accessibility Suite” which […]