1. We’re going on a bear hunt: the prologue

    Written by on January 17, 2017 in Understanding accessibility

    Fear and worry are often companions as we journey towards accessibility. Elle Waters reminds us that in order to build successful accessibility programs we need to face our fears, not ignore them.

  2. Show up

    Written by on January 10, 2017 in accessibility engagement

    As we launch into 2017, begin with the end in mind. Where will you be in December? What will you have accomplished?

  3. Team Retrospective: 2016

    Written by on December 15, 2016 in News, Teamwork, Understanding accessibility

    As 2016 draws to a close, we asked members of the Simply Accessible team to reflect on the most impactful changes they saw clients make this year.

  4. Shifting perceptions: reflections on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    Written by on December 8, 2016 in accessibility engagement, News

    December 3 marked the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). SA tester and team member, Rhea Guntalilib, considers what the day means to her.

  5. Starting the conversation: report from Accessibility Scotland

    Written by on December 1, 2016 in accessibility engagement, News, Understanding accessibility

    When Kevin White found himself longing for people to talk with about the challenges of accessibility work, he didn’t just go online and join a meetup group; he decided to organize a conference with his peers. Here is Kevin’s report on the first-ever Accessibility Scotland conference, held last September in Edinburgh.

  6. Listening to the web, part three: working with screen readers

    Written by on November 17, 2016 in Development

    In the previous article, we unveiled the magic behind semantic code and using native elements in designing usable sites. Remembering to keep a mindset of accessibility and inclusivity, we journey onward in the third and final article in this series. Destination: screen readers. You’ll come away with everything you need to know to get your hands dirty when it comes to designing, developing for, and testing your sites with screen readers.

  7. Listening to the web, part two: it’s all semantics

    Written by on November 16, 2016 in Development

    Building upon our accessibility mindset, in this part of Scott Vinkle’s three-part series we journey into the land of accessible code. We cover the basics of writing semantic HTML, and we explore why native HTML elements are so effective in creating highly user-friendly websites.

  8. Listening to the web, part one: thinking in accessibility

    Written by on November 15, 2016 in Design, Development

    Before we can boldly venture into the world of semantic HTML and screen readers, we must establish a solid foundation of thinking in accessibility. In this post, developer Scott Vinkle reminds us of the importance of creating and maintaining a mindset of inclusive thinking.

  9. It IS rocket science

    Written by on November 10, 2016 in Agile, Business

    Whether it’s traveling to Mars or staying competitive in our industry, we need velocity and maximum efficiency to get there. In this post, Charles Callistro shares his observations on how the concept behind the Photonic Railway applies effectively to the workplace.

  10. Turning a new page for print-disabled readers

    Written by on October 4, 2016 in accessibility engagement, News

    Access to knowledge is a fundamentally important right that many blind, low-vision, and otherwise print-disabled people cannot exercise due to limitations in federal copyright laws. The Marrakesh Treaty has been established to amend copyright laws to protect the copying of texts into accessible formats.