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"
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 draftRead more "The BBC Mobile Accessibility Guidelines come out of draft"
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 partyRead more "Infinite inputs – welcome to the party"
Many thanks to Iain Griffin of Four-I’s who invited me to do a podcast on mobile accessibility and the BBC Mobile Accessibility Guidelines. In it we discuss how they evolved, how we are working with the guidelines at BBC and some of the principles and approaches to mobile accessibility for web products and native apps.… Continue Reading Mobile accessibility podcast – Four-I’sRead more "Mobile accessibility podcast – Four-I’s"
I was interviewed by E-Access Bulletin about how we went about developing the BBC Mobile Accessibility Guidelines. You can read the story behind the BBC Mobile Accessibility Guidelines over at the E-Access site as well as a blog post on the BBC Internet Blog. To download a PDF or Word copy of the guidelines visit… Continue Reading The story behind the BBC Mobile Accessibility GuidelinesRead more "The story behind the BBC Mobile Accessibility Guidelines"
Finally, after a long road of writing, editing, approving and everything else you can imagine I’m happy to say that a draft version of the BBC Mobile Accessibility Guidelines is finally published.Read more "Draft BBC Mobile Accessibility Guidelines"