Accessibility (2 Articles)

Using the Speech Synthesis Interface of the Web Speech API

Speech synthesis has come a long way since it’s first appearance in operating systems in the 1980s. In the 1990s Apple already offered system-wide text-to-speech support. Alexa, Cortana, Siri and other virtual assistants recently brought speech synthesis to the masses. In modern browsers the Web Speech API allows you to gain access to your device’s speech capabilities, so let’s start using it!

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Responsive Tables for Humans, Web Crawlers and Screen Readers

The web was once full of tables and creative ways of misusing them for layout. These days are over and tables are being used for their initial purpose, being data representation. Unfortunately responsive web design and having to deal with tables on smaller screens has led people to stir <div>> soups on the one hand and creating JavaScript houses of cards on the other.

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Manuel Wieser, BSc MA

I’m an experienced front-end developer and lead developer for cross-functional Scrum/Kanban teams. I’ve recently transitioned to engineering management, trying to make everyone on my team an even better developer than myself.

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I’m currently working as the Head of Front-End Development for karriere.at in Linz, making software that helps people find the job of their dreams.