10 guidelines to improve your web accessibility

We put together a list of ten web accessibility guidelines that will guarantee access to your site to any person, in spite of their disabilities. There’s a quote by Tim Berners-Lee, Director of W3C and inventor of the World Wide Web, that says, “The power of the web is in its universality”. As people who make a living byContinue reading “10 guidelines to improve your web accessibility”

Accessibility | Improvements to the next udpate are already planned

In both the Windows Anniversary and Creators Update, Microsoft has added many new enhancements to features across the operating system to improve accessibility for its customers who have low vision, are blind, have a partial hearing loss or deafness in either or both ears, live with physical disabilities, or need assistance reading text on theirContinue reading “Accessibility | Improvements to the next udpate are already planned”

Accessibility Testing: Checkers & Development Tools Review

Tools of the Trade In a different article, I outline the basics foundations of accessibility standards: “Understanding s508 & WCAG 2.0“. To further expand this, let’s look at various development tools to help author accessible content conformant to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (“WCAG”) 2.0 standards. Getting Started For a primer or refresher on whatContinue reading “Accessibility Testing: Checkers & Development Tools Review”

Semantic HTML: The Unbearable Rightness of Being

This is the fourth post in a series on accessibility from Shopify’s UX team. We’re publishing posts every two weeks. Check out the introduction. Using valid, semantic HTML is one of the most impactful ways to make your site more accessible. Writing semantic HTML means using the HTML element with the most specific, correct meaningContinue reading “Semantic HTML: The Unbearable Rightness of Being”

The 7 Factors that Influence User Experience 

User Experience (UX) is critical to the success or failure of a product in the market but what do we mean by UX? All too often UX is confused with usability which describes to some extent how easy a product is to use and it is true that UX as a discipline began with usabilityContinue reading “The 7 Factors that Influence User Experience “

How a Smart Home Empowers People with Disabilities

… While advances in personal technology continue at a rapid pace, at times their designers seem to forget about the population that could perhaps benefit from it the most. Stabelfeldt says just the ability to charge a phone with a wheelchair didn’t even exist until a few years ago. But features like Apple’s “Home” appContinue reading “How a Smart Home Empowers People with Disabilities”

JAWS screen reader gets more bight

Freedom Scientific has recently released JAWS 18.0.2738, which incorporates several important improvements made between the JAWS February 2017 release and this mid April 2017 update, plus dozens of less revolutionary but very practical enhancements. JAWS (Job Access With Speech) is the world’s most popular screen reader, developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents themContinue reading “JAWS screen reader gets more bight”

Windows 10 free upgrade offer still on for AT users

Microsoft continues to support a free upgrade to Windows 10 for people who are using Assistive Technologies (AT) in Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, despite officially ending their promotional offer on 29 July 2016. Curated by (Lifekludger) Read full article at Source: Windows 10 free upgrade offer still on for AT users |Continue reading “Windows 10 free upgrade offer still on for AT users”

A group of Google employees spent their ‘20% time’ making Google Maps wheelchair-friendly

  Google Maps is now wheelchair-friendly. The wildly popular map app will now tell you whether locations are suitable for people with access needs — and it’s thanks to a group of Googlers who worked on the feature in their “20% time.” It’s a famous policy of the Californian search giant: Employees can spend 20%Continue reading “A group of Google employees spent their ‘20% time’ making Google Maps wheelchair-friendly”

Make your Word documents accessible – Office Support

This topic gives you step-by-step instructions to make your Word documents accessible to people with disabilities.People who are blind or have low vision can understand your documents more easily if you create them with accessibility in mind. Visual Components such as this image need meaningful alternate text. Curated by (Lifekludger) Read full article at Source:Continue reading “Make your Word documents accessible – Office Support”