Designing Accessible Experiences at Scale

When we talk about scale, we think about systems, organizational patterns, and ways to optimize design. We want to make it easy for everyone who works in product to contribute. Most organizations use a single source of truth to organize components known as a design system. Design systems are the secret sauce to scale andContinue reading “Designing Accessible Experiences at Scale”

10 Ways to Improve Accessibility on Websites and Social Media -rtp

Here it is! 1. Use Semantic HTML.   … 2. Write Short Paragraphs and Short Sentences. … 3. Explain Acronyms and Abbreviations on First Use.   … 4. Add Alternative Text to Your Images.   … 6. Write Descriptive Text for Your Links.   … 7. Increase Color Contrast   … 8. Add Captions toContinue reading “10 Ways to Improve Accessibility on Websites and Social Media -rtp”

Report: Accessibility in Digital Learning Increasingly Complex

The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) has introduced a series of original reports to keep people in education up-to-date on the latest developments in the field of digital learning. The first report covers accessibility and addresses both K-12 and higher education. The series is being produced by OLC’s Research Center for Digital Learning & Leadership. TheContinue reading “Report: Accessibility in Digital Learning Increasingly Complex”

WWDC: Accessibility has become a requirement

… At WWDC 2018, Apple introduced a range of improvements that should make its solutions effectively usable by those “left out” on other platforms. Here’s a short run-down: Hands-free productivity One of the most potentially liberating enhancements, Siri Shortcuts will deliver significant hands-free benefits to people who have autism or mobility challenges. The software enablesContinue reading “WWDC: Accessibility has become a requirement”

10 Apple accessibility solutions everyone should know

… The great thing about the accessibility tools inside Apple products is that they make those products better for everyone. Here are some accessibility solutions every Apple user needs to know. You are the great Dictation Macs, iPads, iPhones — even the Apple Watch — all support dictation. You can use this to dictate messages, emails, notes,Continue reading “10 Apple accessibility solutions everyone should know”

The Business Case for Accessibility and Inclusive Design | Digital Leaders

… If businesses such as Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group and Heathrow have seen the value of putting accessibility at the heart of their design processes, what’s in it for you? Why would those businesses consider the needs of disabled people? Why would they invest time and effort needed to adapt their design processes and adoptContinue reading “The Business Case for Accessibility and Inclusive Design | Digital Leaders”

New to Office 365 in December—accessibility updates and more – Microsoft 365 Blog

New to Office 365 in December New to Office 365 in DecemberAccessibility Checker front and center—The Accessibility Checker is now easily discoverable in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook and Visio, helping you ensure your content can be consumed without barriers by people with varying levels of vision, hearing, cognition and mobility. The Accessibility Checker analyzesContinue reading “New to Office 365 in December—accessibility updates and more – Microsoft 365 Blog”

Microsoft commits $25M to its AI for Accessibility program

… Over the course of the last few years, large parts of the company have dedicated themselves to building tools that enable people with disabilities and mental health conditions to do more. Today, the company announced that it is putting more money behind these efforts through its $25 million, five-year AI for Accessibility project. “Around theContinue reading “Microsoft commits $25M to its AI for Accessibility program”

Reimagine accessibility 

“Empower Every Person: Reimagining Accessibility,” a 30-minute film in celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day. … … Discover practical ways to build a more inclusive environment and how accessible technologies such as Microsoft 365 enable everyone to create, communicate and collaborate. Hear from Microsoft accessibility leaders and our partners: US Business Leadership Network, Be. Accessible,Continue reading “Reimagine accessibility “