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
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’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 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.
Below are a handful of observations from user testing on mobile websites and applications I’ve seen recently. All users had some form of disability including people with limited mobility, sight impairments, cognitive impairments dyslexia or hearing loss. Testing was carried out using Android or iOS with blind users accessing using the TalkBack or VoiceOver screen readers respectively.… Continue Reading User testing observations with disabled mobile users