Two weeks ago, I attended Accessing Higher Ground 2019 on behalf of Tenon. We sponsored the event, and decided to have a personal presence as well as having brochures in the conference bags. This was my first time attending AHG (as it’s known), but Tenon (and Karl Groves) has a long history there.
Charts, graphs, and other data visualizations are an increasingly common way to convey complex information quickly to your audience. They’re eye-catching, helpful to your users, and they generate lots of traffic to your site.
And they’re inaccessible.
After an intense period of development, the first phase of our new website has gone live. We are really proud of what we have achieved and would like to share some of the choices and challenges we faced along the road and how we overcame them.
While we were building our own accessible components library called Tenon UI, we found that it is surprisingly difficult to accessibly link validation and additional informative or hint texts to checkbox and radiobutton groups.
Please join us on Wednesday, November 7, at 11am Eastern for the second in the new webinar series devoted to the technical challenges in making the web accessible, technica11y! Our presenter will be Gerard Cohen, Lead Accessibility Strategist for Wells Fargo Digital Solutions for Business and the topic will be custom selects.