A quick introduction to using Gutenberg

Late in November, I published a personal opinion on the state of Gutenberg accessibility. Today, I’d like to give an introduction to Gutenberg from a screen reader user perspective. Gutenberg, the WordPress block editor, is the new way to create content and build sites in WordPress. It is…

If you ARIA label something, give it a role

TL;DR: As a rule of thumb, if you label something via aria-label or aria-labelledby, make sure it has a proper widget or landmark role. The longer version is that several elements created extraneous amount of announcements in screen readers in the past that were not really useful. Especially in…

Happy birthday, Mom!

Yes, my Mom has her birthday today. She’s 70 now. And I’ll go see her and the whole extended family on Sunday to celebrate. But don’t you worry, the Sunday blog post is already planned. 🙂 And that’s all for today, folks. 🙂…

mailbox.org is giving new customers €6 until Jan 10, 2020

My personal favorite e-mail provider mailbox.org is giving away Christmas vouchers until January 10, 2020, for each new customer registration. Details if you read on. Mailbox.org is an e-mail and calendaring/office suite provider based in Germany. They are very privacy focused, run on renewable energy exclusively, and…

NVDA 2019.3 Beta 1 is available

NVDA 2019.3 beta 1 has been released today. It is a huge milestone in the history of this free and open-source screen reader. With this release, there are a ton of under the hood changes that have all kinds of far reaching consequences. The most significant are the move…

How to use the extended clipboard in Windows 10

Since the update from October 2018, (Version 1809), Windows 10 has had an extended clipboard feature. Here’s how you turn it on and use it. Turn it on With this feature, the last 25 text bits you copied or cut to the clipboard will be available to paste.…

The myth of getting rich through ads

Some of you may have noticed that since May, my blog is displaying ads here and there. It was kind of an experiment, and here are my conclusions after six months. When I got sick in March, I came down so hard that it wasn’t clear for a…

Do's and don'ts on Hamburger menus

Today, just a quick reading tip for you. Michael Scharnagl posted a great article on Wednesday about when to use Hamburger menus, when not to use them, and what to consider for each decision. And that includes accessibility. Thank you, Michael!…