WebAIM: Constructing a POUR Website – Putting People at the Center of the Process

Motivations to Create Accessible Web Content There are at least three main kinds of reasons that might motivate people to create accessible web content: To improve the lives of people with disabilities (human-centered motivations) To capitalize on the a wider audience or consumer base (marketing or economic-centered motivations) To avoid lawsuits and/or bad press (publicContinue reading “WebAIM: Constructing a POUR Website – Putting People at the Center of the Process”

Color Contrast Crash Course for Interface Design

There are an estimated 285 million people in the world who are visually impaired. This number includes anyone from legally blind, to those with less than 20/20 vision. This short guide, written during the creation of the Contrast MacOS app, will help you achieve the accessibility standards outlined in the WCAG 2.0, specifically with foreground and background color when it comesContinue reading “Color Contrast Crash Course for Interface Design”

Designing For Accessibility And Inclusion — Smashing Magazine

… One of the most common problems when designing for accessibility is knowing what needs you should design for. It’s not that we intentionally design to exclude users, it’s just that “we don’t know what we don’t know.” So, when it comes to accessibility, there’s a lot to know. How do we go about understandingContinue reading “Designing For Accessibility And Inclusion — Smashing Magazine”

Asos is praised for ‘leading the way’  after developing disability-friendly clothing line

Asos is praised for ‘leading the way’ in inclusive fashion after developing disability-friendly clothing line in collaboration with a Paralympic athlete An image of a model using a wheelchair on ASOS has been praised by shoppers The brand hired BBC’s Chloe Ball-Hopkins to model their new jumpsuit Chloe received a flood of support from othersContinue reading “Asos is praised for ‘leading the way’  after developing disability-friendly clothing line”

Web Accessibility: The effort at Capital One Bank – SD Times

Web and mobile development focuses on technological inclusiveness, such as across operating systems, browsers and devices. Yet, as organizations become even more digital over time, human accessibility still isn’t getting the attention it should because there’s a general lack of awareness about the issue and how best to address it. … Where to start IfContinue reading “Web Accessibility: The effort at Capital One Bank – SD Times”

Producing Positive Disability Stories: A Brief Guide – Haben Girma -needs-cat/tags

How we describe disability experiences in the media can help or hurt the disability community. Positive portrayals promote inclusion, increasing opportunities for education, employment, and social integration. People with disabilities represent the largest minority group, numbering one billion worldwide. Reaching an audience of this scale benefits media producers. Those who choose to produce positive disabilityContinue reading “Producing Positive Disability Stories: A Brief Guide – Haben Girma -needs-cat/tags”

Accessibility – Apple

Technology is most powerful when it empowers everyone. Play the Accessibility overviewfilm Get the transcriptfor the featured Accessibility film Taking a family portrait. Catching up over FaceTime. Raising the blinds to let in the morning light. We want everyone to enjoy the everyday moments that technology helps make possible, so we work to make every Apple productContinue reading “Accessibility – Apple”

For Apple, this year’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day is all about education | TechCrunch

Source: For Apple, this year’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day is all about education   … In many ways, education and accessibility beautifully overlap,” Sarah Herrlinger, Apple’s Senior Director of Global Accessibility Policy and Initiatives, said to me. “For us, the concept of differentiated learning and how the accessibility tools that we build in [to theContinue reading “For Apple, this year’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day is all about education | TechCrunch”

South Australia Disability Inclusion Bill 2018 

South Australia Disability Inclusion Bill 2018 A BILL FOR An Act to promote the full inclusion in the community of people with disability; to assist people with disability to achieve their full potential as equal citizens; to promote improved access to mainstream supports and services by people with disability; to provide for the screening ofContinue reading “South Australia Disability Inclusion Bill 2018 “

Functions to Add ARIA to Tables and Lists

… Generally when I write and present things, I provide techniques, ideas, examples, and experience to address issues. When I write copy-paste-ready code, with a few older exceptions, I write generic code not tied to a framework nor library. … I have, however, written a couple vanilla JavaScript functions that you can drop into yourContinue reading “Functions to Add ARIA to Tables and Lists”