10 Ways to Improve Accessibility on Websites and Social Media -rtp

Here it is! 1. Use Semantic HTML.   … 2. Write Short Paragraphs and Short Sentences. … 3. Explain Acronyms and Abbreviations on First Use.   … 4. Add Alternative Text to Your Images.   … 6. Write Descriptive Text for Your Links.   … 7. Increase Color Contrast   … 8. Add Captions toContinue reading “10 Ways to Improve Accessibility on Websites and Social Media -rtp”

How to write helpful reviews for people with acces…

More than 65 million people worldwide need wheelchairs to get around. Yet, information about accessibility isn’t always easy to find. From sharing photos of wheelchair-friendly entrances to answering questions about accessibility, Local Guides like you can help make life easier for many people by adding this important info on Google Maps. This doesn’t just help peopleContinue reading “How to write helpful reviews for people with acces…”

Remote Work to Accommodate Workers with a Disability

… Remote Work is about Accessibility, Not Exclusion Remote work may be seen as exclusion. However, it is really meant to do the opposite. Remote work allows businesses to take advantage of a larger talent pool. Also, it allows more people with disabilities to enter the workforce. Hiring workers with disabilities ensures that your business gets the benefits,Continue reading “Remote Work to Accommodate Workers with a Disability”

Email Studio for Gmail – Mail Merge, Send Later, Auto-Responders

Just putting this here for #ron Introducing Email Studio, our new open-source Gmail add-on that brings powerful capabilities like mail merge, email scheduler, copier and more to your Gmail mailbox. Unlike other solutions, Email Studio works directly in Gmail and you can even use it inside the Gmail App on your Android phone (with supportContinue reading “Email Studio for Gmail – Mail Merge, Send Later, Auto-Responders”

Why GOV.UK content should be published in HTML and not PDF

GOV.UK exists to make government services and information as easy as possible to find and use. For that reason, we’re not huge fans of PDFs on GOV.UK. Compared with HTML content, information published in a PDF is harder to find, use and maintain. More importantly, unless created with sufficient care PDFs can often be bad for accessibility and rarelyContinue reading “Why GOV.UK content should be published in HTML and not PDF”

Mount your phone on your Laptop screen with Mountie

When in bed I use my phone almost entirely by voice, not being able to have a specific stick for touch in addition to my mouthstick as well as reaching being an issue. This works reasonably well and gets me through the night. However I’ve been looking for away to mount and hold the phoneContinue reading “Mount your phone on your Laptop screen with Mountie”

Assistive Technologies I Test With

Based on a Q&A question on how I (a non-accessibility professional) test accessibility July 19, 2018 After a recent talk on Accessibility, I was asked during the Q&A about what Assistive Technologies (AT) I test with while I’m developing. Such a good question! I hadn’t ever thought about what I actually test with and asContinue reading “Assistive Technologies I Test With”

Everything You Need to Know About HTML5 Video Captioning

Everything You Need to Know About HTML5 Video Captioning With HTML5, video captioning is a whole lot easier.HTML is the markup language used to render almost every page on the web. HTML5 is the latest version, and it’s replete with incredibly useful features, including a universal video standard that lets developers add video to aContinue reading “Everything You Need to Know About HTML5 Video Captioning”

Firefox makers working on voice-controlled web browser called Scout

… Mozilla, the organization behind Firefox, is exploring a very different web browser called Scout that’s operated by voice rather than keyboard, mouse or touch-screen taps. The nonprofit revealed the Scout project in an agenda item for an all-hands meeting taking place this week in San Francisco. “With the Scout app, we start to exploreContinue reading “Firefox makers working on voice-controlled web browser called Scout”