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What is the law on accessibility?

Posted by Peter Collins on Nov 20, 2019, 1:39:00 PM

We have recently seen has been a flurry of requests for accessibility audits. In the UK this seems to be driven by new regulations for public sector websites and in the US due to a rise in accessibility litigation. So what are the legal requirements to make your website accessible?

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Topics: Accessibility

Thoughts from the MD: who is responsible for accessibility?

Posted by Peter Collins on Nov 19, 2019, 9:56:53 AM

Conducting an accessibility audit is usually viewed as a techy activity and is best done by a coding pro. While a knowledge of HTML is important, this is only part of the skill set required.

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Topics: Accessibility

World Usability Day 2019: Aligning your values

Posted by Lucy Collins on Nov 14, 2019, 2:15:05 PM

On World Usability Day, we are celebrating this year's theme: Designing for the future we want.

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Topics: UX consultancy

Website analytics meets UX: a holistic approach

Posted by Lucy Collins on Oct 31, 2019, 10:36:45 AM

Website analytics are great at telling you where there is a problem on your site.

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Topics: UX consultancy

Assistive technologies: screen readers and magnifiers

Posted by Lucy Collins on Oct 17, 2019, 6:52:53 PM

The online world can be an unfriendly place for users with disabilities. While access technology has come on leaps and bounds, with a range of options available to users with visual or motor impairments, many websites still do not make it easy for users of assistive technologies.

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Topics: Accessibility

How to do a UX website content audit

Posted by Lucy Collins on Oct 14, 2019, 10:37:03 AM

What is a content audit and why should you conduct one?

A content audit is an opportunity to understand what content you have on your site and how well it is performing. Content audits can be conducted for a number of reasons:

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Topics: UX consultancy

Test with users early for a quicker, better, cheaper outcome

Posted by Lucy Collins on Oct 10, 2019, 10:57:34 AM

There are times we are asked to test websites just after launch in order to “validate“ the design.

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Topics: Usability Testing

Quick and dirty usability testing

Posted by Lucy Collins on Oct 7, 2019, 10:15:00 AM

There are many different ways to approach usability testing these days… lab-based testing, online surveys, field research and self-videoing testing to name just a few. While all have their place in the UX world, you need to consider carefully which methodology you choose. Pick incorrectly and you are likely to end up with low-quality insights and wasted time and money.

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Topics: Usability Testing

Bringing your personas to life

Posted by Dr Sarah Burton Taylor on Sep 20, 2019, 12:55:17 PM

Personas bring the user alive. They are 'archetypal' users - telling stories about users to give everyone in the organisation a collective understanding of who the users are and what they want.

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Topics: Personas

How to implement research results

Posted by Dr Ken Groom on Aug 27, 2019, 3:28:10 PM

You’ve just completed a research project and have a shiny set of recommendations. You’d like to think that is the hard work done. However, in many organisations the implementation of these recommendations is often the harder part of the battle.

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Topics: UX consultancy, Usability Testing

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