I’ve always felt that making native apps accessible is slightly easier than websites partly because they’re more streamlined in terms of their UX but also because you’re only dealing with one programming language. If you’re looking for an easy place to start making your app accessible you can give it a boost by adding text alternatives for images, buttons… Continue Reading Alternatives on AndroidRead more "Alternatives on Android"
Below are the slides I gave at CSUN 2015 on accessible user experience for media player. The slides are annotated and a transcript can be found on Slideshare. Links Accessible media players resources and demos Accessibility originates with UX: an iPlayer case study BBC iPlayer, accessibility and Chromcast Creating and accessible media player in Flash… Continue Reading Secret life of an accessible media playerRead more "Secret life of an accessible media player"
Yesterday my old team, the BBC Accessibility Team, were honoured with a Knowbility Community Hero Accessibility Award for Institutional Achievement. It is, on the surface of it, a small team comprised of Gareth Ford Williams, Ian Pouncey and Jamie Knight (I am now at The Paciello Group). They all work extremely hard behind the scenes to create a framework within which the… Continue Reading Unsung heroesRead more "Unsung heroes"
Note: Last updated February 2nd, 2016. If you have a suggested link leave a comment and I’ll add it. Below are a few resources around media player accessibility. With so many of us embedding multimedia content in our sites and apps it’s key that we think about not just the accessibility of the player but… Continue Reading Accessible media player resources and demosRead more "Accessible media player resources and demos"
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 CupRead more "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 TPGRead more "Goodbye BBC…hello TPG"