Unsung heroes

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 heroes

The screen reader FA Cup

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

Bare with me

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.

The BBC Mobile Accessibility Guidelines come out of draft

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