1. Ramps gone wrong: the problem of putting accessibility guidelines ahead of user experience

    Written by on April 27, 2016 in Understanding accessibility, UX

    Mark shares a cringe-worthy but illuminating example of how compliance and guidelines can get in the way of good user experience.

  2. ARIA thunder: why we published a controversial post (and why we’ll probably do it again)

    Written by on April 22, 2016 in Development, Understanding accessibility

    Our post last week about the pitfalls of ARIA tabs pushed some buttons in the accessibility community. This week, Derek responds to the reactions and shares why we felt it was important to publish something that made our readers uncomfortable.

  3. Danger! ARIA tabs

    Written by on April 14, 2016 in Development, Examples

    ARIA is a great way to make things technically accessible, sometimes without requiring markup changes. But it can be tricky, even if you’re using it in a technically correct way. In this post, Jeff breaks down an ARIA tabs interaction to see how ARIA can impact users with disabilities—and how to make tabs truly accessible.

  4. First-hand knowledge: what my injury revealed about web accessibility

    Written by on April 7, 2016 in Understanding accessibility

    Nic shares how the experience of injuring his hand brings up a lot that relates to our work in web accessibility. From learning and working with assistive technology to the emotional impact of dealing with an impairment, his experience shines a light on the human side of our work.

  5. Keyboard support for mobile: the tutorial

    Written by on March 31, 2016 in Development, UX

    In a tasty follow-up to her article about keyboard accessibility for mobile devices, Devon walks us through a pizza-themed tutorial, bringing keyboard support life in the most delicious way.

  6. Three common accessibility pitfalls for developers: information and relationships

    Written by on March 24, 2016 in Development

    In the third post of her “Accessibility pitfalls for developers” series, Julie takes on information and relationships. This success criteria is about making sure that everyone gets the information, even if they can’t perceive the page the way other people can.

  7. Why “managing accessibility” doesn’t work (and how to do better)

    Written by on March 10, 2016 in Understanding accessibility

    The wheelchair access ramp was blocked by more than a foot of snow…and two potted trees. I was bemused and frustrated at the same time.

  8. Love letters, part two: a post-retreat retrospective

    Written by on March 8, 2016 in News

    The Simply Accessible team is back from our retreat in central Florida. We’re inspired and energized—ready to take everything we’ve learned to build a digital world for everyone.

  9. Simply Accessible’s team retreat: love letters from Florida

    Written by on March 3, 2016 in News

    The SA team is tucked away in central Florida for a week of collaborative work, big picture visioning, and palm trees swaying in the breeze.

  10. Accessibility: Why I got into this and why I’m still here

    Written by on February 25, 2016 in Business, Understanding accessibility

    My manager asked me to make the company’s website accessible to people with disabilities. And when I realized how artificial yet systemic the barriers were that prevented this website from being fully accessible, a lifetime accessibility zealot was born.