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”

Why Web Accessibility Is Important and How You Can Accomplish It

The Web and Internet in whole is an increasingly important resource in many aspects of our life which includes: education, employment, government, commerce, health care, recreation, and more. It is important that the Web be accessible to everyone in order to provide equal access and equal opportunity to people with disabilities. An accessible Web canContinue reading “Why Web Accessibility Is Important and How You Can Accomplish It”

Planning for Accessibility · An A List Apart Article

Incorporating accessibility from the beginning is almost always easier, more effective, and less expensive than making accessibility improvements as a separate project. In fact, building accessibility into your project and processes has a wealth of business benefits. If you’re looking to make the case for accessibility—to yourself, to coworkers, or to bosses and clients—you mightContinue reading “Planning for Accessibility · An A List Apart Article”

How Design for One Turns Into Design for All – The New York Times

An important article –  How Design for One Turns Into Design for All – The New York Times “When I talk to my design students about inclusive design, there is no snickering, not even a hint of doubt. They simply take it for granted that it’s part of a designer’s job today.” … Curated by LifekludgerContinue reading “How Design for One Turns Into Design for All – The New York Times”

5 Common Misconceptions About Web Accessibility – 24 Accessibility

As someone brand new to learning about accessible design, I admit I had a few misconceptions about accessible web design. I’ve been a software developer for just over a year, and have been learning development for around three years. Though I still have tons more to learn, I’ve learned a fair amount about programming languages,Continue reading “5 Common Misconceptions About Web Accessibility – 24 Accessibility”

At this month’s WWDC, Apple unveiled refined accessibility tools

… …for all the focus on refinement, there also is a cavalcade of new stuff to be excited about. As it pertains to accessibility, some obvious highlights for me are the 10.5” iPad Pro and the corresponding iPad-centric enhancements in iOS 11. I’m also psyched for smaller niceties too, such as the ability to automatically enter Reader View in SafariContinue reading “At this month’s WWDC, Apple unveiled refined accessibility tools”

Accessibility features in macOS and iOS that everyone should try

If you’re someone who doesn’t have any specific reasons to go there, you may have never explored the Accessibility settings on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad. While it’s true that those settings are there primarily for people who have special physical needs to modify how a device’s interface works, the fact is, many people whoContinue reading “Accessibility features in macOS and iOS that everyone should try”