These are the smart, sassy woman who were my collective backbone over the last year. They’ve inspired me, supported me, educated me and most importantly laughed at me. If it hadn’t been for them I would have lost perspective on the odd occasion and probably hidden under a rock, instead, they rock. In no particular order: Antonia Hyde –… Continue Reading My Ada Lovelace ladies 2010
BECTA, a UK government agency focusing on the use of technology throughout learning, recently invited me to contribute and article on mobile accessibility. While demand for the mobile web is growing, mobile web content is yet to mature, with many problems of usability and accessibility that are reminiscent of desktop web content ten years ago.… Continue Reading Accessing the mobile web: myth or reality?
There was an interesting mix of design, development and mobile covered at Accessibility 2.0 yesterday but for me I was most interested to hear people’s comments on mobile browsing for disabled users. Below are some quick thoughts of the day. Big thanks to AbilityNet and the other speakers and the Opera Developer Network who sponsored… Continue Reading Thoughts around universal access on mobile from Accessibility 2.0
After an excellent couple of days at Techshare last week (where I presented on mobile accessibility – more of that later), myself and my glamorous partner in crime Bruce Lawson ran the second Standards.Next event this time covering cognition and accessibility. Cognition is probably one of the most under researched areas of accessibility and the… Continue Reading Standards.Next rocking cognition and accessibility
Good web design is as much about making your websites work across browsers as it is across devices such as mobile. On top of that you want your websites to be universally accessible to disabled users – which can seem a challenge in itself. Earlier this year Jakob Neilson said that the the mobile web… Continue Reading Progressive enhancement for mobile: media queries
Update, 13th March 2015: Jamie gave an amazing talk at CSUN 2015 on cognition and accessibility. It was far and away the best talk of many great talks. He has serialised what he covered in a series of posts: Cognitive Accessibility 101 – Part 1: What is Cognitive Accessibility Cognitive Accessibility 101 – Part 2:… Continue Reading An interview with Jamie Knight: autism and accessible web design