Alternatives on Android

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 Android

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