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”

Mobile Accessibility Testing Guide for Android and iOS – free 

Mobile Accessibility Testing Guide for Android and iOS – free Mobile Accessibility Testing for Android and iOS (PDF, 2.6MB) is a free accessible PDF outlining how to test native apps and the web for accessibility on Android and iOS. It provides an overview of accessibility settings, how to use them and common testing tools. InstructionsContinue reading “Mobile Accessibility Testing Guide for Android and iOS – free “

The Writer’s Guide to Making Accessible Web Content

Left-handed people are surrounded by items that aren’t designed for them. Scissors, golf clubs, desks, video game controllers: it’s a right-hander’s world, and it’s annoying that they don’t take your needs into account. But imagine moving from annoyed to frustrated, because a product is completely unusable. That’s what it feels like to use the InternetContinue reading “The Writer’s Guide to Making Accessible Web Content”

WCAG – Quick Facts and Guide – Hurix Digital

This is how WCAG guidelines help. The standard Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (version – WCAG 2.0) is a set of rules that defines how to make web or online content more accessible, especially to people who are differently-abled. ‘Accessibility’ here could involve a wide range of limitations, including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, language, learning, andContinue reading “WCAG – Quick Facts and Guide – Hurix Digital”

New Guide for Affordable and Accessible Technology Now Available Online

A new guide from ACCAN and Media Access Australia was launched this year at the annual ACCAN conference. The Affordable Access project addresses two of the key pillars of digital inclusion – affordability and accessibility of technology. The Affordable Access project is an online guide which provides information on low-cost technology with useful accessibility features. TheContinue reading “New Guide for Affordable and Accessible Technology Now Available Online”

The ultimate guide to web content accessibility

Websites with standards-compliant code all follow the typical W3C standards. But there’s a whole different level of compliance when it comes to WCAG, also known as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. The same people who produce the HTML5/CSS3 specs organize and officiate these guidelines, so it’s truly an international system of coding standards. Most webContinue reading “The ultimate guide to web content accessibility”

How to do Web Accessibility QA: Part 2 | Viget

  Accessibility QA starts with broadening your frame of reference and understanding what it’s like to use a computer in unfamiliar ways. With that understanding, we can dive into actual testing. The usual starting point is to read the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (aka WCAG), which define the current accessibility standard. (The older Section 508Continue reading “How to do Web Accessibility QA: Part 2 | Viget”

How to do Web Accessibility QA: Part 1 | Viget

If you’re nervous about doing accessibility QA for the first time, I’m with you. Thanks to Jeremy Fields and others, I had multiple background sessions — but I still felt lost when it came time for real testing. Don’t sweat it; a11y testing is straightforward once you understand a few foundational concepts. Here’s my two-partContinue reading “How to do Web Accessibility QA: Part 1 | Viget”

Demystifying cognitive disability – Media Access Australia

  Cognitive disability can be a difficult condition to understand. This is particularly the case for organisations wanting to be able to find out how to better address the communication needs of their managers, staff and consumers with a cognitive disability, in a media context.   That’s why Media Access Australia has created a practicalContinue reading “Demystifying cognitive disability – Media Access Australia”