Age and Ability

In the United States, the Revised Section 508 Standards went into effect on January 18, 2018, a year after the U.S. Access Board published the final rule of the updated Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Standards and Guidelines. The Revised 508 Standards, and the accompanying updates to Section 255 of the Communications Act, have transformedContinue reading “Age and Ability”

Advocating for Accessible UI Design | CSS-Tricks

Accessibility is a hot topic these days, and the older we web-makers get, the hotter it’s going to become! That might be a snarky outlook, but what I’m trying to say is that it’s about time we start designing the web for everyone because the web was meant to be for everyone, and less and less areContinue reading “Advocating for Accessible UI Design | CSS-Tricks”

Accessibility: Usability for all | Interaction Design Foundation

Let’s examine a topic we often take for granted to understand what it’s really about. Doing so, you’ll be able to proceed with a broader appreciation of how users engage your designs. … A design is only useful if it’s accessible to the user: any user, anywhere, anytime. We often mistake the concept of accessibility as involving people with disabilities. However, we’re all disabledContinue reading “Accessibility: Usability for all | Interaction Design Foundation”

Accessible Dynamic Links

Although hyperlinks are the soul of the World Wide Web, it’s worth using them in moderation. Too many links becomes a barrier for visitors navigating their way through a page. This difficulty is multiplied when the visitor is using assistive technology, or is using a keyboard; being able to skip over a block of linksContinue reading “Accessible Dynamic Links”

Accessibility Through Semantic HTML ◆ 24 ways

Working on Better, a tracker blocker, I spend an awful lot of my time with my nose in other people’s page sources. I’m mostly there looking for harmful tracking scripts, but often notice the HTML on some of the world’s most popular sites is in a sad state of neglect. What does neglected HTML look like?Continue reading “Accessibility Through Semantic HTML ◆ 24 ways”

Website Design: Inclusive Experiences Part 1 Visual: Colours and shapes

Why is accessibility important? In order for the consumer to have an overall positive experience, it is strongly recommended that your project is designed to be inclusive. If the right accessibility isn’t in place, it could exclude consumers who may struggle or even be unable to interact with the project. The information that will be covered inContinue reading “Website Design: Inclusive Experiences Part 1 Visual: Colours and shapes”

The new guidelines in WCAG 2.1 explained 

In the Summer of 2018, WCAG 2.0 will be updated to version 2.1 with new guidelines for making websites even more accessible. In this post I’ll try to give simple explanations of these guidelines along with thoughts and advice on how to follow them. … New guidelines in WCAG 2.1 Before explaining the new guidelinesContinue reading “The new guidelines in WCAG 2.1 explained “

Web Accessibility 101: Design for All People, Not Most

Web Accessibility 101: Design for All People, Not Most B Web design is about accessibility. Most web designers aim to create products for the largest swath of people within their audience, casting their designs out like gaping nets to yield them the greatest influx of users. And while there’s logic to that design principle, itContinue reading “Web Accessibility 101: Design for All People, Not Most”

Microsoft, others spearheading a ‘smart cities’ initiative for everyone

Microsoft has teamed up with two organizations to make smart cities more accessible for everyone, including the disabled and elderly. The collaboration, announced in May, includes Microsoft, the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ict) and World Enabled, a nonprofit organization that advocates for the disabled. Its mission is simple: define the stateContinue reading “Microsoft, others spearheading a ‘smart cities’ initiative for everyone”