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Ricky Onsman

Veteran Australian web designer, front end developer, writer and editor. As a writer and/or editor, I've worked with the likes of UX Australia, SitePoint, Web Directions and Smashing Magazine. As a freelance designer and front end dev, I focused on building accessible websites, then worked with a number of design, UX and accessibility-focused companies in Australia, North America and Europe before joining the Knowledge Center team at TPGi.

Posts

  • WCAG 3.0: are we there yet?

    On 7 December 2021, the W3C Accessible Guidelines Working Group published a Working Draft of the W3C Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 3.0. So, that’s it, right? Pack WCAG 2 off to the junkyard? The standard is dead, long live the standard? Well, no.

  • Understanding Disability: Ableism

    A common definition of ableism is that it is discrimination and social prejudice against people with disabilities. That’s undoubtedly true, but ableism can also be described as discrimination in favor of non-disabled people. What’s the difference?

  • Single Page Applications

    Due to their nature, and depending on how they are constructed, Single Page Applications might need to use techniques to conform to specific WCAG success criteria that are different to those used on multi-page websites.

  • Ensure third party content is accessible

    Many websites publish content that isn’t created by the website owner or author, from embedded videos, shopping carts, and social media feeds to maps, booking systems and comments on blog posts. Who is responsible for making sure third party content is accessible? And how?

  • Introduction to Cognitive Disability and Accessibility Testing

    Making websites accessible to people with cognitive disabilities is as important as it is for any other type of disability, and there are techniques you can use to ensure your web content and functionality is accessible to people with cognitive impairments.

  • Introduction to A.I. and Accessibility Testing

    The focus of this article is on the impact of various types of AI on testing for digital accessibility. As more and more websites make use of AI to enhance user experience, we need to be aware of the role of AI in potentially inhibiting web accessibility for people with disabilities.