Study hiatus on Christmas Day. I was just having too much fun being with my family. Back at it today, despite the sudden onset of a head cold. Time spent studying: 1 hour.
Things I accomplished
- Read half of Chapter 10 of Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance.
What I learned today
- Discovered Nomensa has a YouTube channel with some very helpful videos about web accessibility. It’s only within the past month that I’ve learned about Nomensa.
- Automatically submitting a form ‘onchange’ is stripping control from the user. Giving a user control of form submission is helpful to users with assistive technology, and anyone who may get confused about the sudden information update on the page.
The following ideas were not new to me, yet I appreciated the reminders, especially in context of web accessibility (not just usability):
- I should pin this up in my cubicle: “The browser, its settings, and its functionality belong to the visitor, and are not yours to dictate or remove.” – Christian Heilmann
- Take caution when you’ve about to break convention. You may be breaking a solid user experience, too.