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”

Assistive Technologies I Test With

Based on a Q&A question on how I (a non-accessibility professional) test accessibility July 19, 2018 After a recent talk on Accessibility, I was asked during the Q&A about what Assistive Technologies (AT) I test with while I’m developing. Such a good question! I hadn’t ever thought about what I actually test with and asContinue reading “Assistive Technologies I Test With”

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”

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”

30 Helpful Resources for Improving Mobile and Web Accessibility

Creating accessible apps and websites is everyone’s responsibility, from designers and content strategists to developers and testers. Adopting accessibility practices into your workflow will make accessibility an inherent part of your process, no matter your role, and ultimately lead to a better product. To help you create apps and sites that everyone can use, weContinue reading “30 Helpful Resources for Improving Mobile and Web Accessibility”

Text Splitting Causes Screen Reader Problems – Axess Lab

I am a screen reader user, and I am annoyed! I repeatedly encounter the same problem on websites. It’s about text splitting up. Let me share my agony with you! … The solution: role=”text” We had a similar problem on our site with headings, but the solution I used will work for links as well.Continue reading “Text Splitting Causes Screen Reader Problems – Axess Lab”

Learn How to Use ChromeVox Next Screen Reader [Videos]

www­.lireo­.com – When Chrome 56 was released in January 2017, people were excited with the new features, including:   One of the new features I think many people may have overlooked in Chrome 56 was the new ChromeVox… Key Takeaways from the Videos Turn on (and off) ChromeVox Next by holding down the CTRL +Continue reading “Learn How to Use ChromeVox Next Screen Reader [Videos]”

108 million web users are color blind. Tips for designing keeping them in mind

Design, keeping everyone in mind As designers, you pick up the best colors for the canvas and the most engaging content for your users, but often miss out on the color blind ones. Repeating the ever-repeated stats — 8% of the males and 0.5% of the females are color blind. Now that is a HUUUGE number ifContinue reading “108 million web users are color blind. Tips for designing keeping them in mind”

Top tips for accessibility

Heidi Laidler, Media Access Australia’s User Experience Designer, gave a recent talk about how to test for accessibility at a ‘Hack 4 Good’ event attended by web professionals from around the country. Discover the top tips for accessibility from a user experience point of view, in this captivating podcast article. Listen to Heidi’s complete addressContinue reading “Top tips for accessibility”