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.
Huge thanks to Tim Kadlec and the Breaking Development team for interviewing me for their Freshly Squeezed podcast series about mobile accessibility (including a transcript). In it we chat about being caught with your pants down, choosing your own chocolate biscuits and staying employable as a web developer. All important stuff. Oh, and bit about… Continue Reading Breaking Development Podcasts: Mobile Accessibility
Skips links are mainly useful for sighted keyboard only users on desktop and some screen reader users. While they’re a recommendation rather than a requirement of WCAG 2.0 it’s a feature that many websites built with accessibility choose to include. The value of skip links is debatable for screen reader users who have the ability… Continue Reading Skip links on mobile and tablets
I’ve just read Jacob Nielsen’s latest report, Mobile Web 2009 = Desktop Web 1998, on his findings on the usability of mobile browsing: Mobile phone users struggle mightily to use websites, even on high-end devices. To solve the problems, websites should provide special mobile versions. While his findings may be in tune with many of… Continue Reading Let the mobile web learn from and not repeat the mistakes of desktop development