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
Last week I was fortunate enough to be invited to do a Mobile Accessibility full day workshop in Austin Texas. AccessU, run by Knowbility, is one of the best conferences I’ve had the pleasure at being at in a long time. Focused on learning classes are very hands on and practical with a range of… Continue Reading AccessU – Mobile Accessibility Workshop
Some new surveys of how people with disabilities use the web have just been launched by WebAim: In the spirit of our popular screen reader user surveys, WebAIM has launched two new surveys a Survey of Users with Low Vision and a Survey of Users with Motor Disabilities. We invite all individuals with these disabilities… Continue Reading WebAIM Low Vision and Motor Disability Surveys
I’m making some well overdue changes to the blog so please excuse any oddities while this is happening (contrast, visible focus are all in flux for example). One thing I’m particularly interested in is what any screen reader users out there think of the use of multiple H1′s in line with the HTML5 heading outline algorithm … Continue Reading Facelift