Here’s a quick round up of some of my favourite things that screen readers announce incorrectly. Note this is all using British English unless otherwise stated. ‘Slough’ – A less than salubrious town just outside London in the UK announced as ‘Sloth’… Hat tip @DesignedByBlind ‘Home page’ – Announced as ‘Homie paage’ it’s good to… Continue Reading The screen reader FA Cup
Today is my last day at BBC before I join the insanely talented crew over at the Paciello Group. It’s with a really heavy heart that I leave BBC as I have loved every minute of it. I’ve worked in a small team with two of my favourite people, Gareth Ford Williams and Ian Pouncey, and… Continue Reading Goodbye BBC…hello TPG
I’m spring cleaning the site so bare with me while things move about about. This may mean some parts of the site are less accessible and usable than they should be but things will be back on site soon.
Last June the Accessibility Team at BBC launched the BBC Mobile Accessibility Guidelines. You can find out more about the background of the guidelines in a previous post. Over the last few months we have taken on board feedback, both internal and external, refined the requirements, revised some techniques and most importantly housed the guidelines… Continue Reading The BBC Mobile Accessibility Guidelines come out of draft
I asked the following question over Twitter yesterday: I’m curious to know, who uses subtitles on web content (X device) who’s not deaf or hard of hearing? For example I did when breastfeeding. It’s a question we’ve been asking ourselves at the BBC as there seems to be plenty of anecdotal evidence suggesting people use… Continue Reading The weird and wonderful reasons why people use subtitles / captions
Multiple ways of inputing and accessing information on the web is standard in accessibility but with the proliferation of mobile, tablets, touch, games consoles, kiosks (you name it) things are changing. Where we were lucky if websites were designed with keyboard only users in mind it’s necessary to think beyond keyboard and mouse to include… Continue Reading Infinite inputs – welcome to the party