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What is color contrast accessibility

What is Color Contrast Accessibility – Getting Accessibility Just Right

Henri Remonen

Have you ever visited a website with a color scheme that seemed really washed out and difficult to read? It's not just a matter of orange text on a green background - sometimes the colors are so pale that even people with perfect eyesight have to squint to read the text. I'm not sure if these websites are trying to be modern or what, but it's definitely not user-friendly. Developers and designers need to take these things into consideration to ensure that users can easily read and navigate their sites.
A shocked person viewing a web page with non-descriptive links. A list of links window is open on the side.

Crushing Descriptive Links – Getting Accessibility Just Right

Henri Remonen

Have you noticed that some links on the web are not very descriptive and don't give you a good idea of where they will take you? This can make it harder for users to navigate the web since they rely on the information scent provided by the links to decide where to go next. To make the user experience more accessible and enjoyable, it's important to use descriptive links that clearly explain where the user will end up if they click on them. If you're interested in learning more about how to create effective link texts, check out this post!
Blind person navigating a website with a white cane. Once hit an image, an alternative text is read.

Effortless Alternative Texts for Accessibility – Getting Accessibility Just Right

Henri Remonen

Ah, the good old alt texts. When I first started my journey as a dev I was like what alt texts? Then a little later on my journey, I was like "Picture of..." until I had come to the conclusion: I don't know sh*t about alt texts. In this post, I will highlight the why, how, and when of alt texts. Do not be like the earlier version of me, learn how to take the most out of the alt text attribute right now.
Person in wheelchair in front of a computer questioning keyboard accessibility.

Painless Keyboard Accessibility – Getting Accessibility Just Right

Henri Remonen

Have you ever tried to navigate the web using just your keyboard? You perhaps found out that it is not always an easy job to do. Depending on the webpage it may seem like the navigation has been really thought out, but sometimes not so much. Reading this post will equip you with the essential knowledge about this fine craft.
Non-semantic HTML layout with a red cross and arrow pointing to a semantic HTML layout with green check mark.

Essential Semantic HTML – Getting Accessibility Just Right

Henri Remonen

Semantic HTML is a crucial part of the markup language to get the most default functionality out of HTML. Writing semantic HTML not only makes it more readable, requires less custom logic but also comes with pre-defined accessibility features. There is not a single good reason not to write semantic HTML over non-semantic HTML.