Improving accessibility


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Improving accessibility

By now, I think we've seen some patterns emerge in terms of best practices when deploying icon fonts. There's one thing we need to really take care of though before we move onto the individual styling properties that we can do with the icon fonts, and that is talking about how to improve the accessibility of the icons on our page. So there are a couple of problems that can crop up in terms of accessibility. The first is if you have generated content that is injected into your HTML, screen readers will read that.

And so if it's a letter, that's really a problem but a lot of it times it can cause a screen reader to read something that the user really doesn't understand what's going on with that. The other use case where accessibility comes into play is if you're thinking about positioning an icon all by itself, obviously that's going to mean something to people looking at the layout, but it's not really going to be visible at all to folks on accessibility devices and ...

Improving accessibility
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Improving accessibility provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by James Williamson as part of the Deploying Icon Fonts for the Web

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