7 reasons to prioritise digital accessibility

Posted by Sophie Knight on Jan 26, 2023 10:00:00 AM

Making your website accessible means making sure it can be used by as many people as possible. Here are 7 reasons you should consider the accessibility of your website... 

‘Tokenistic’ inclusion: why you should run dedicated usability testing with disabled people

Posted by Ken Groom on Dec 20, 2022 12:13:23 PM

Often, we receive requests from clients to include one or two people with disabilities in a round of usability testing. This may be either because they are genuinely interested in improving the accessibility of their website or they want to tick the ‘equality’ box. While one motivation is more noble than the other, neither will produce useful or effective results. Here’s why…

Cookies messages and accessibility

Posted by Ken Groom on Dec 8, 2022 12:49:27 PM

Cookies messages are an interesting topic. Because they are now compulsory on (more-or-less) all websites, they’re something that we see an awful lot of, but while they all serve the same broad function, the way they’re implemented and presented varies widely.

Accessible authentication: logging in made easy

Posted by Alice Greenman on Sep 6, 2022 12:21:00 PM

As the next iteration of the international accessibility guidelines, WCAG 2.2, is scheduled to be released in December 2022, we decided to take a closer look one of the new additions.   

3.3.7 Accessible Authentication (A) is one of the nine new success criteria in v2.2 and aims to help users with cognitive issues by requiring a simple-to-use, accessible, and secure method to log in.  

Objective WCAG, subjective interpretation

Posted by Sophie Knight on Aug 16, 2022 8:00:00 AM

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is considered the benchmark for good digital accessibility. With an objective list of testable success criteria in place, you would assume that it would be easy to review a website against these guidelines and improve the accessibility of the digital world. However, the subjectivity of how these guidelines are interpreted can cause challenges.  

WCAG 2.2 is on its way

Posted by Alice Greenman on Aug 9, 2022 3:16:15 PM

The new 2.2 Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG 2.2) is on its way!

WCAG 2.2 has been a working draft since 2021. It is likely to be the official recommended version from December 2022. These changes aim to improve accessibility for people with low vision, cognitive and learning disabilities, resulting in a better overall experience and a more accessible site.

Biometrics and NatWest: an accessibility challenge

Posted by Lucy Collins on Jul 13, 2022 4:54:36 PM

The use of biometrics is becoming increasingly prevalent in our modern lives. 

What is the law on accessibility?

Posted by Peter Collins on Jun 16, 2022 1:39:00 PM

Digital accessibility is now a priority for lots of businesses. For many, this is driven by a genuine desire to offer an inclusive service. For some, however, while the moral intent may be there, the real driving force is a legal one.

In the UK, more stringent regulations have meant public sector organisations, in particular, have had to step up their game. While in the US, a rise in litigation has got more people focused on the importance of accessibility compliance.

So what are the legal requirements to make your website accessible?

How to do an accessibility audit

Posted by Lucy Collins on May 31, 2022 12:33:00 PM

On 23rd September 2020 all public sector websites should be accessible to users with disabilities. But why is this important and how can you achieve accessibility?

Digital exclusion and online accessibility

Posted by Lucy Collins on May 18, 2022 1:42:44 PM

A study by the Office of National Statistics found that internet non-users, i.e. people who haven’t used the internet in the last 3 months, accounted for 10% of the UK population or 5.3 million adults. That’s a lot of people!

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