Following on from my article accessibility for project managers for Spotless Interactive the next in the series looks at accessibility for information architects. These form just two articles in a series that I’m writing in the coming months. Next up: accessibility for designers. The original image is from Bunnyfoot.
Last night I was lucky enough to have a slot speaking at the uber wonderful Accessibility Summit put on by Christopher Schmitt, Ari Stiles and Environments for Humans. Long time Twitter friend and online colleague Deborah Edwards-Onorio (@redcrew) took the time to capture some of what I presented along with a few pictures and Tweets… Continue Reading Accessibility summit: Integrating Accessibility Across devices
This is a curated collection of guidelines resources for mobile accessibility. It’s constantly updated so if you have something to suggest post it in the comments. Last updated 2nd July, 2015
I tweeted yesterday about the Vodafone Foundation Smart Accessibility Awards (#vsa2011), a competition to get developers, designers and users together to come up with an idea for an application that can help older and disabled users: The Vodafone Foundation Smart Accessibility Awards is a new contest to promote the development of IT applications designed to… Continue Reading Vodafone Foundation Smart Accessibility Awards 2011
Sounds obvious doesn’t it, keeping content consistent, but the devil is in the detail. When it comes to writing alt text teams rarely pool their work, let alone have a considered approach to what is appropriate alternative text across websites and mobile. Screen reader users rely on ALT text to understand content and functionality. On desktop this… Continue Reading Use consistent text alternatives across desktop and mobile
I’m not a huge fan of skip links as a solution for screen reader users on desktop but agree wholeheartedly that visible ones are extremely helpful for sighted keyboard only users who, unlike screen reader users, are forced to tab through content in a linear fashion. The real value being that they are visible – which… Continue Reading Mobile accessibility tip – Use visible anchored links