May 18 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day!
We will celebrate by joining the #NoMouse challenge.
According to globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org, you can experience the impact of accessibility blockers by unplugging your mouse and only using your keyboard (tab/shift tab, arrow keys, enter and spacebar) to navigate and interact with your favorite websites and applications. If you use a touchpad, trackpad or similar input method, disable it, and use the keyboard instead.
Developers and designers are encouraged to visit a site they were involved in creating and take it for a test-drive.
- Is there a visible focus indicator (i.e., do you know where you are) at all times as you navigate each screen using the tab and shift tab keys?
- Are you able to interact with every element that receives focus using the keyboard alone?
- If there is any element that provides functionality if you hover over it with your mouse, such as revealing a tooltip or a set of actions, can you display this strictly using the keyboard alone?
We would like to hear about your experience. Please, report on it through this form so that we may learn more about accessibility from your perspective.
Also, as part of the activities for the day, we will have an Open House at 206 Durham to showcase all the work that is being done at the university to address digital accessibility.
The activity will take place from 9 am to 1 pm.
See you then.