Accessible validation of checkbox and radiobutton groups

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. In this article we will discuss our findings and propose a reliable solution, but first we will start by looking at […]

Web Accessibility Overlays Don’t Work

Long-time readers of my personal blog and my followers on Twitter are already well aware of my disdain for “overlay” products. These are products that claim to automatically fix a website’s accessibility issues. All you have to do, they claim, is insert their JavaScript snippet on your website and your accessibility problems will be repaired. […]

Important Accessibility News You May Have Missed

Over the holidays a couple of pieces of important Web Accessibility related news came out that you definitely want to be aware of. Expertise Matters In late August, a Judge in the US District Court for Southern Florida decided in favor of a plaintiff in the case of Gomez vs. GNC. The judgment isn’t all […]

Important News: Updates to tests on Tenon.io!

Tenon.io was created in 2014 with a mission: Change accessibility testing. We did it, bigtime. Today we enter another chapter with a massive list of improvements. All told, the latest deployment contains 162 updates, improvements, and bug fixes. Some of the most notable changes include: Fixing a huge bug testing pages that use CSP. Fixing […]

Not to be missed: The Digital Accessibility Legal Summit.

If you’ve been paying attention for a while, you’ve no doubt noticed the extreme rate of lawsuits around Web Accessibility lately. Since October 2015, the pace of lawsuits has been extreme. In fact, the number of private sector accessibility related lawsuits is such that the number of lawsuits on any given month in 2018 rivals […]

Technica11y November 2018 Edition: Gerard Cohen and Custom Selects

  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. That’s right: […]

Introducing technica11y, a new webinar series

Please join us on October 3, 2018 at 11:00am (EDT) for the technica11y, a new webinar series focusing on the technical challenges of making the web accessible!  Our first presenter will be Nic Steenhout, host of the popular A11y Rules podcast.  He will be discussing the hurdles he faced in making both the site and the podcast […]

Tenon’s accessible React components – Coming soon to an NPM repo near you.

There’s a lot cooking in the Tenon.io kitchen these days! While the details must remain a surprise for now, we are updating our website to be more modern and much faster while still remaining extremely accessible. Being an accessibility company, it may come as a surprise that we are using React to build the interactive […]

Targeted whole-site testing with Tenon and Google Analytics

“How do I test my entire site?” is one of the most frequent questions we get from customers and potential customers. There are a variety of ways to do this with Tenon. You can use the Spider, or you can populate a project with a Sitemap.xml file. Of the two approaches, I personally advocate for […]

Eating one’s own dog food

Just wanted to share a quick 2-minute example of Tenon testing itself (original video, sped up 2.5x) Tenon uses Webdriver.io and Mocha/ Chai/ Should to perform end-to-end testing of every possible user interaction on the Tenon.io website. Along the way, it also performs accessibility testing. First, it tests general page templates – navigation, header, and […]