Accessibility: universality not disability

Posted by Lucy Collins on Apr 13, 2021 1:50:21 PM

Accessibility is about universality, not disability. It is about making sure as many people as possible, no matter their physical location or ability, can access your content.

Introducing WCAG 2.2

Posted by Lucy Collins on Feb 23, 2021 5:22:14 PM

2021 is an exciting year and not just because we will hopefully see the back of Covid!

Granny’s iPhone review

Posted by Lucy Collins on Feb 18, 2021 12:30:00 PM

My Granny was given an iPhone for Christmas. At 92 she is probably a few years older than Apple’s average user, so I wanted to see how she was getting on...

Assistive technologies: screen readers and magnifiers

Posted by Lucy Collins on Feb 17, 2021 9:00:00 AM

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.

Digital exclusion and online accessibility

Posted by Dr Sarah Burton Taylor on Feb 15, 2021 8:30:00 AM

Working in the digital industry, it is very easy to forget that not everyone is technologically competent and totally reliant on/ addicted to the World Wide Web.

Thoughts from the MD: who is responsible for accessibility?

Posted by Peter Collins on Dec 11, 2020 11:45:00 AM

We are bringing this this one up from the archives as it is still as relevant as ever...

2020 has been an amazing year for accessibility, with great progress made by many organisations towards a more inclusive online environment.

But there is still a way to go, and we need everyone on board for this journey!

What is involved in an accessibility audit?

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.

Accessibility of headings

Posted by Lucy Collins on Oct 19, 2020 3:55:44 PM

Heading elements are HTML code that help structure a web page. There are six levels of heading (<h1> to <h6>) and a list of conventions that should be followed when using them. 

Why we hate PDFs

Posted by Lucy Collins on Sep 30, 2020 12:55:21 PM

We have recently been head down supporting public sector organisations as they work towards meeting the latest accessibility guidelines.

UK Government accessibility requirements

Posted by Lucy Collins on Sep 23, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Today the government deadline for public sector websites to conform with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 is upon us.

How to do an accessibility audit

Posted by Lucy Collins on Jul 31, 2020 12:45:37 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?

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