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Krista's Wish List!

on July 4, 2024 at 9:34am |Updated on July 4, 2024 at 9:45am Krista and Clive with a large banner between them Kristas Wish List!

Here's a video highlighting the difficulty Krista has just trying to close off a box!

Video Transcript


This is Krista.

She is a ghost writer and a blogger.

"She has a degree in communication arts and psychology."

She loves to ski, and she is blind.

And never.

"She uses a screen reader to browse websites,"

"and she helps me test websites for accessibility."

Her challenge today is a simple one.

She's been testing a library website.

"It allows you to add books to your book list and take them off."

Krista had been able to do this.

"All she then had to do to complete the task."

Is close off the book list altogether.

"As you can see, there is a nice little button marked x."

Hit that and it goes away. Easy.

Let's see how she got on.

I'm trying to figure out how to close it.

Yeah, you've actually back on it now.

"So the text that you just highlighted I think was probably unlabelled that."

"This one, it says void left parentheses, zero."

right parentheses.

"The close button is labelled as void bracket zero bracket."

There's no way to know.

This is the close button.

"If you can't see the screen. that's the close button."

Void zero.

I wonder what that means though.

A simple label would fix this anyway.

Now Krista has found the close button.

Is she able to close it?

You’ve now closed it Yes.

Go, Krista.

You completed the challenge.

However, she needed my help to find it.

"And I'm sure she would have preferred to find it on her own."

But that's not all.

a it's also not a button, it's a What?

"A button is used to create an action such as closing this put list."

However, this is a link instead.

What does this mean?

I will let Krista explain.

"And sometimes when something says null or void,"

I just assume it's an empty link

"or that maybe it'll cancel what I just did."

that's right.

So I, I wouldn't normally click that.

"I probably would have just closed the whole browser and"


"than risk hitting a link that said void zero."

So it is not going to be chosen by someone

"using a screen reader as they do not know what it does."

"It might even close the browser altogether."

Adding a label would sort this out.

My name is Clive Loseby.

"I've been passionate about website accessibility since 2006."

"Krista is part of my amazing team of accessiblity testers."

"This is just one of the challenges we come across everyday in our work."

"If you would like to know more about website accessibility,"

"please watch my TedTalk and help us Change the World One Website at a Time."

Thank you.