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Léonie @LeonieWatson Bristol, UK

Accessibility engineer, W3C Web Platform WG co-chair, screen reader user, tequila drinker and crime fiction junkie. Also @tink@toot.cafebbbb

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Joined Twitter 3/11/09


Time to enhance your skills within #accessibility? The best way is to participate in #Funka2020 in 66 days, on Apri… https://t.co/Tvw0WZxBKe
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1/26
2020
@SebacicA11y Ooh! Karaoke! @PerlBod @IoannaTalasli @PerlBod is a gentleman :)
1/25
2020
Whoop! The ability to ask #Alexa to speak faster or slower has reached UK devices. Fortunately for household harmon… https://t.co/mza6zcSOdW @McEberthy It is but the signup link was taken down after it got abused one too many times. If you DM me your emai… https://t.co/WoFfBb2LPq
1/24
2020
@erikkroes Ugh! I was afraid of that. Thanks for testing/confirming though :) @aardrian @mormahr @aardrian Using spans would be ok for Windows browsers/screen readers but AIRC VoiceOver/Safari *maybe doesn't like… https://t.co/1Ev8AnwN34
1/23
2020
@rdeltour Good point. Moving role="doc-cover" to the <img> does expose the figure element, though not the doc-cover… https://t.co/YZIFSn9PHF @ColibrioReader I'm having some trouble with dev tools in both Chrome and Brave at the moment. Likely unrelated to… https://t.co/Vj24PjxCcr @ColibrioReader In Chromium browsers the image inside <figure role="doc-cover"> doesn't seem to be exposed in the a… https://t.co/jm1mx92ijv @ColibrioReader In Firefox the acc tree seems to indicate some awareness of certain roles being landmarks, but scre… https://t.co/ZiREz158vU @ColibrioReader Hm. It doesn't look good. Short version is that none of the DPUB semantics are recognised with Jaws… https://t.co/KBTgv51f5qThank you @mfairchild365 and right back at you! @ColibrioReader @_Piers_ Thanks. Good to know. Is there a way to be notified when there's a Windows version available for experimentation?
1/22
2020
You really should, because it really is (the best) #PerfMatters https://t.co/xSsxAp7GvT @ColibrioReader If you happen to have an example document that uses some of the roles, let me know - I can take a l… https://t.co/0S9bkTQx1L @ColibrioReader Worth pinging @MSFtEnable about Narrator, @AppleAx about VoiceOver, @FreedomSci about Jaws,… https://t.co/mevCF9HU5W @ColibrioReader I will stress my browser/screen reader check was both limited and quick, so a more thorough assessm… https://t.co/ZLnXEeOMoh @erikkroes Not at all, thank you. Clearly today is not my finest attempt at using Twitter! @_Piers_ @ColibrioReader Platform accessibility API support is documented here https://t.co/Qr5yyjh5I1 A quick inspect of a… https://t.co/kCWsKvoRWa.@_Piers_ You mentioned that Flow is primarily for set-top boxes, but as it moves to other devices this is likely t… https://t.co/uAYEjIqjGW@ _Piers_ Hello Piers. I just read about Flow on PPK's blog and wanted to ask if you'd reached the point of thinkin… https://t.co/Zk2SoNPRSKWe're back! After a planned break we're back with free talks, free food and a free drink on Tuesday 18th February!… https://t.co/PNgkHkGsRp
Retweeted by LéonieHappy birthday @Cwilso https://t.co/rbF6An9hRJhey #eprdctn do you use DPUB-ARIA? Do you understand it? Which roles confuse you most?
Retweeted by LéonieI usually post my #OfficeHours on LinkedIn, but I'll make an exception this week: https://t.co/ItQ4OXVcd4 Slots o… https://t.co/616xHZ0MUw
Retweeted by LéonieToday marks the 24th passing of Yuri Rubinsky (https://t.co/vHbo5AHHuC). Yuri was instrumental in bringing… https://t.co/CFdLKCRATg
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1/21
2020
📢 Wishing @GraemeColeman a very warm welcome to the @TetraLogical team https://t.co/9rfar29Zg4
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1/20
2020
@gregwhitworth Hugs.
1/19
2020
@chrisdavidmills @brucel *Spits tea everywhere. Then reads the rest of the thread. @fitzpatrickd I rarely cook anything that needs really accurate measurements, so the "glug of this" and "slosh of t… https://t.co/Tzbtm6jvVm @fitzpatrickd I have a talking one but it isn't sensitive enough to be useful. Mostly I use a set of ordinary measu… https://t.co/jYN83Oa98c
1/18
2020
@MarcoZehe No, the speakFocusedItem - your earlier tweet made me think it wasn't supported in the way I thought. @toddlibby @brucel @toddlibby There isn't another screen reader for MacOS. You just need to use Safari when you're testing with VoiceOver. @brucel @MarcoZehe @toddlibby Yes, move aria-live and aria-atomic to the div with id="alert". Also change aria-atomic to true, because… https://t.co/9wfVWK3E9u @MarcoZehe Do you have any recent info on which engines/acc API support that? @toddlibby @brucel @toddlibby Worth noting that VoiceOver is only really any good with Safari. It has some support in Chrome and none… https://t.co/ULn9EyxV4g @lmrlaurent I like that! @mrgnrdrck @theophani That does sound good. Sadly @Perlbod isn't keen on blue cheese, so half the house would be i… https://t.co/loaxUgd9PP @toddlibby Which screen reader/browser combo are you using? A quick test here indicates the demo works as expected… https://t.co/rPAtC2oHNj
1/17
2020
Dinner was experimental this evening... tart tatain made with honey and balsamic glazed shallots, leftover chicken and rosemary. 😋 @philipardeljan Thanks for letting me know. It looks like the document has changed, so the URL fragment is no longe… https://t.co/ch9istEV29»How A Screen Reader User Surfs The Web« An hour surely worth its time for *anyone* publishing on the web. show… https://t.co/HuC4uCbv4e
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1/15
2020
Who do I know that is good with React and with accessibility? And is also possibly looking for some contract work?… https://t.co/Fgk4lYsvnh
Retweeted by LéonieI'm in search of a picture or video of Jim Thatcher and myself together. If you come across one and can send me a c… https://t.co/F3A6oDjQ5G
Retweeted by LéonieI always feel better when I see the good in others... #TuesdayThoughts
Retweeted by LéonieAnother useful post from @Aardrian, this time on Defining 'Toast' Messages https://t.co/YsIrEG9iJE @brucel Audio books. Some are dramatised and some do have audio effects, but the majority are just straight narrati… https://t.co/c7IKZhbMaj
1/14
2020
@simevidas It's worth emphasising that the headings were not thought to be useful by that person for their particul… https://t.co/o1Z2CEak2l @simevidas The latter remains the best option for the moment, yes. @brucel
1/13
2020
@fitzpatrickd We haven't yet, no. Though we really should. It no longer seems to support the app being installed on… https://t.co/8kyE9fmhqk
1/12
2020
.@Aardrian shares his priority of methods for labelling form controls - and as usual, it's damned good information. https://t.co/mvt5ryhGWzHello @Olay_UK, why do your products still contain microbeads? https://t.co/wtl5ZIQJYE Two years after #microbeadshttps://t.co/6WigyVMc7O
1/11
2020
Personalized, gamified learning plans in Braille, made possible by #AI. Learn more about the app that's making le… https://t.co/TJP52yaRn8
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1/10
2020
@nestpensions The problem is that the form cannot be completed if you use a screen reader, no matter how much guida… https://t.co/ThTjS7C6ZZ @nestpensions I would, but when I spoke to someone over your live chat they told me categorically and repeatedly th… https://t.co/4EQdJnYtB1 @NestPensions 7. Apparently the only way to sign-up is using the form, it cannot be done over the phone (though you… https://t.co/PBgHNBu8jS @NestPensions 6. Even when all inline validation passes, the form still returns with "Some of the information you'… https://t.co/4OaubUiMUN @NestPensions 5. You can't paste a password into the "Confirm password" field, so every time I have to resubmit th… https://t.co/xHXvGuzrt8 @NestPensions 4. Either the address lookup is rubbish or it isn't possible to select the correct address from the… https://t.co/aPOHxsslKh @NestPensions 3. When the form is submitted with errors, pieces of valid data are removed meaning I have to reente… https://t.co/thXczk0ycN @NestPensions 2. The inline error messages just say "Password isn't valid" or "Pin isn't valid", but don't explain why. @NestPensions 1. The complex rules for pin and password fields are not accessible at all - so it isn't even possib… https://t.co/BYkRfGnY5YHello @NestPensions, your "Sign up as employer" form is impossible to complete with a screen reader. I've tried per… https://t.co/WPeW5M56sX
1/9
2020
Confused about web performance? FMP? TTI? seriously! WTF? @IreAderinokun will help you make sense of it all. Joi… https://t.co/HSkPHJaQPX
Retweeted by Léonie @ppatel Thanks Pratik, that's helpful.Can anyone explain to me how travel assistance (for disabled people) works in the US for trains? In the UK you book… https://t.co/lw24T6IW7qThe Web Applications WG has published a First Public Working Draft of "Web Share API." This specification defines a… https://t.co/F8Pce0jD0l
Retweeted by Léonie.@AccessibleJoe and I became friends over a shared love of accessibility and home-made marmalade. One of the ways I… https://t.co/qDYuUyEErk
1/8
2020
"If implemented, the AOM will give us the ability to do things like define the default implicit semantics of custom… https://t.co/ea5WSkYtSU
Retweeted by Léonie @webrocker The TLDR is probably "yes", but as always there are nuances... I'll reply once your comment on the post… https://t.co/i25V0WFM65Why You Should Choose HTML5 <article> Over <section>, by l'il old me, helped by the resplendent @LeonieWatson https://t.co/KT2IEfnFbo
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1/7
2020
@hankchizljaw Thanks for writing this.New article: “Hello, I’m Andy and I’m addicted to Twitter” https://t.co/x7DKKUsSPV
Retweeted by Léonie @OhMyDeity Hope you and all the @Intopia crew are safe amidst the fires.
1/6
2020
Suggest @samsmithsbeer take a long hard look at this thread from @sallylait and the consequences of their zero tole… https://t.co/jAXRuzDOVt
1/5
2020
Recalling many conversations with @Ianpouncey about this in the last 12 months, I almost burst with happiness when… https://t.co/dasitijsw1
1/3
2020
@RellyAB @hankchizljaw It's just a borrowed phrase. The decade will be our own. Besides framing a decade on one bit… https://t.co/akF6xxe0op
1/2
2020
Happy new year! Here’s to the roaring 20s! 🥳😘
1/1
2019
StrategicA11y - Strategic Web Accessibility Workshop by @WebAIM https://t.co/elZJC6ABJQ May 19–21 in Logan, Utah. O… https://t.co/KDrryENjzP
Retweeted by Léonie @HawkinsBazaar In the meantime I suggest your people read this post by @brucel on the four minute business case for… https://t.co/JGS9YwQ5wO @HawkinsBazaar It's been nearly two months since I reported that your website is inaccessible with a screen reader,… https://t.co/jqI2XiA6UtNoScript as an accessibility barrier has been dead for years! But important that you watch this video by… https://t.co/DVAJBphK9p
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12/30
2019
@fitzpatrickd It sounds it. Quite tempted to give it a go sometime soon. @fitzpatrickd Not that I've ever come across, no, but a bit of searching suggests it used to be made/eaten all over… https://t.co/2oLyz9v2lo @edent We miss you being part of it too, FWIW. @PRwebcare @AmeliasBrain Wonderwunch? @AmeliasBrain @BruceL I always liked squeeze as a term, so supersqueeze has a ring to it :)
12/29
2019
@AmeliasBrain I agree English lacks a good name for that, but wonderwench was/is a name typically given to women -… https://t.co/gg7V1OrbT1 @yatil A description of the podcast; a description of the particular episode (key themes, topics and/or questions);… https://t.co/G0UWQlNlpy
12/28
2019
@fitzpatrickd Thanks. That's useful. So I'm guessing you use Reader? Given the sale and the already reasonable pric… https://t.co/mPI1vvrbYb @aardrian That I can't comment on, but I vaguely recall it being given a Photoshop style makeover at one point - bu… https://t.co/agQTb6t5zc @aardrian Just read back through my timeline and see you've already found GIMP/Glimpse. @aardrian Inkscape is considered a reasonable alternative to Illustrator AFAIK, and GIMP as an alternative to Phot… https://t.co/Xg2NO2Vrtp @fitzpatrickd I've heard of @VoiceDreamApp but don't know much about it. Do you recommend it, and if so what for in particular? @alejocadavid Thanks. Glad you like them! 😊 It isn't an @TetraLogical project though, just something @ihenihttps://t.co/H16wi1JWJn @WalterStephanie @Lady_Ada_King Bad lasagna? @stephenhay Interesting. I don't think I've ever heard this before - at least not that it registered at any rate. I… https://t.co/SvhdPr4ofU
12/27
2019
The trouble with making bread sauce the day before is that come tomorrow I'll probably have eaten it all already.
12/24
2019

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