Getty Images – The Disability Collection

The Disability Collection: Getty Images announced their partnership with Oath and the National Disability Leadership Alliance to create a collection of authentic images of disabled people. The disability collection currently has 34 assets, with plans to add more. Curated by (Lifekludger) Read full article at Source: Getty Images

Celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day 

At Microsoft, we want to empower every person and every organization to achieve more. We deeply believe everyone should have the opportunity to reach their potential and we can help by empowering all people, regardless of their abilities. Global Accessibility Awareness Day gives us the chance to celebrate our differences and reflect on the waysContinue reading “Celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day “

Focusing on Focus Styles

Not everyone uses a mouse to browse the internet. If you’re reading this post on a smartphone, this is obvious! What’s also worth pointing out is that there are other forms of input that people use to get things done. With these forms of input comes the need for focus styles. #People People are complicated.Continue reading “Focusing on Focus Styles”

Typeface elegantly combines Braille and English characters

Braille Neue is a dual typeface designed by Kosuke Takahashi that overlays Braille and English into one simple font. For sighted people who do not currently know Braille, it’s also a great mnemonic for learning Braille characters. Takahashi lays out his design philosophy:   Currently, we rarely see braille implemented in the public space sinceContinue reading “Typeface elegantly combines Braille and English characters”

How to create a simple CSS loading spinner & make it accessible

Since CSS animations are now so well supported using an animated .gif for a loading spinner is now no longer necessary. The mighty Developer Jon Pearse, showed me how to make a CSS loading spinner so I thought I’d share his technique using a flexible SCSS mixin step by step. This spinner will work inContinue reading “How to create a simple CSS loading spinner & make it accessible”

Trends that exclude – Axess Lab

Jumping on a new trend is risky business, both in fashion and web design! Here is why trends often hurt the user experience and exclude users with disabilities. I’ll also go through what you can do to avoid this from happening. … Curated by (Lifekludger) Read full article at Source: Trends that exclude – AxessContinue reading “Trends that exclude – Axess Lab”

Tipo : Braille Smartphone Keypad 

After working with a user group of visually impaired on earlier version’s of braille keyboards, it was highlighted that there is no comprehensive way of typing into a smartphone. Current software solutions are too slow, do not give good tactile feedback or just are a pain to type with. Even though there are many softContinue reading “Tipo : Braille Smartphone Keypad “

How to Create an Accessible PDF

Accessible PDFs are also known as “tagged” PDFs. They contain a hidden network of instructions and provide a textual representation of the document so that people using screen readers can properly navigate the document. Properly tagged PDFs also benefit from better search engine optimization (SEO) because search engines read the words between header tags beforeContinue reading “How to Create an Accessible PDF”

Hey, It’s Still OK to Use Tables

Consider this post to be the sequel to my 2012 post It’s OK to Use Tables. Here I will go into bit more detail based on the state of accessible efforts I see today. In that post I identified two scenarios I see frequently as a result of developers blindly following the don’t use tablesContinue reading “Hey, It’s Still OK to Use Tables”

Accessibility With Apple – Brave In The Attempt

… Apple continues to lead the way. In fact, every photo and video on their site is made accessible with captions for the hearing impaired (in multiple languages) and audio descriptions for those with visual impairments. Even basic features you like are accessible in ways you may not have considered. Consider the Apple Watch with taptic feedback for theContinue reading “Accessibility With Apple – Brave In The Attempt”