JonW

England, United Kingdom

jon-walmsley.com

Working in UX / Information Architect role in Hampshire, UK.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/UXJon

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comment Do disabled buttons still need to be contrast compliant for accessibility?
@JonasDralle I'm not suggesting having a colourblind inaccessible site as a whole, my concern is with inactive buttons only and whether their colour contrast could be considered an accessibility fail. We're not serving up less content to colourblind users - there is messaging on the page to inform them of missing functionality - and to make disabled buttons more accessibly in contrast may mean that fully sighted users (which make up the majority) do not realise the option is disabled, therefore being a worse experience for more users.
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comment Controlling movement direction in isometic view
@NathanRabe True. That's why FPS games have in-game options screen where you can flip with Y axis controls. Something similar should be added to this game too.
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comment Controlling movement direction in isometic view
Yeah, maybe my wording is a bit clunky (and I went with Camel Case too for some crazy reason) but perhaps just "Use the cursor keys to move towards the mcguffin" would work too.
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comment Help on placing controls
Can you elaborate a bit on this? It's a bit low on details - when you say 'controls' I assume you mean the Insert / Clear buttons? and what is it about them that you don't think is working?
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answered Controlling movement direction in isometic view
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accepted How can I merge Spotify offline music with my local music files on my phone?
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comment Do disabled buttons still need to be contrast compliant for accessibility?
You make a good point though. Just because something officially / legally ticks all the boxes, that isn't going to help those individuals who get into difficulty as a result of a design decision. They won't care the site is 100% AA compliant if they can't do something they wanted to.
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accepted Do disabled buttons still need to be contrast compliant for accessibility?
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comment Do disabled buttons still need to be contrast compliant for accessibility?
Ah bingo! Not sure how I missed that in the WCAG guidelines, but it does support my opinion, so I'm happy!
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comment Do disabled buttons still need to be contrast compliant for accessibility?
@RogerAttrill there is still messaging on the screen to give feedback to users of this. I am concerned that we may end up with a button that isn't so clearly disabled just so that it passes DDA / WCAG, but to the detriment of the majority of users (sighted ones) who will be less able to clearly tell that the feature is unavailable.
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revised How do you make a range input / slider accessible to screen readers for blind UX
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answered How do you make a range input / slider accessible to screen readers for blind UX
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asked Do disabled buttons still need to be contrast compliant for accessibility?
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comment Reference for Spanish UI
But I would assume that, because you are requiring Spanish labels, you are doing a Spanish version of whatever app / site / product you are building. You can't just have Spanish translated buttons but all the content in English. If you have a target-audience of Spanish speakers then you need to internationalise the app to that audience properly.
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answered Should badge classes be described by shape as well as colour?
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