1. World Usability Day 2017: the deep time edition

    Written by on November 8, 2017 in accessibility engagement, Understanding accessibility, UX

    To celebrate this year’s World Usability Day, the team dug back into the annals of history to curate a list of some of the most exciting developments in digital usability since the dawn of time. Join us in celebrating!

  2. Live from Agile Midwest: Lean accessibility on the Technically Speaking podcast

    Written by on October 25, 2017 in Agile

    Recorded live at the Agile Midwest conference on October 12, Elle’s talk about lean accessibility and inclusive design in agile workflows was included in the Technically Speaking podcast. Give it a listen here!

  3. Creating accessible React apps

    Written by on October 19, 2017 in Development, Examples

    The React JavaScript library is a great way to create reusable modular components that can be shared among projects. But how do you ensure your React apps are usable by all kinds of people? Scott takes us through a detailed and timely tutorial on creating accessible React apps.

  4. A smartphone accessibility primer; or, how I learned to stop worrying and master mobile accessibility

    Written by on October 4, 2017 in Design, Development, Understanding accessibility, UX

    This is part one of a series of articles that will take you through the basics of mobile accessibility for Android and iPhone, and help you conduct an accessibility assessment on the mobile device of your choice. This week, we’ll start off by comparing TalkBack and VoiceOver screen reader software. Next, we’ll cover the basics of mobile accessibility for fonts and colours, then mobile switch controls, followed by a testing method for mobile for each popular operating system. Welcome aboard, and we hope you enjoy the ride!

  5. Start with empathy

    Written by on July 18, 2017 in Understanding accessibility

    While we certainly talk a good technical talk in the accessibility world, the foundation of all our work is empathy. Empathy for our users, and empathy for our clients, is fundamental to why we do what we do.

  6. Why we do moderated, remote, usability testing

    Written by on June 1, 2017 in Testing, UX

    Guidelines and specs are helpful in the accessibility world, but they don’t always help us get to the heart of the matter: Is your site, product, service truly usable? Joanna Briggs shares why moderated, remote usability testing is so effective.

  7. Accessibility down under: Festival of the Web walks its talk

    Written by on May 25, 2017 in accessibility engagement, News, Understanding accessibility

    Not just a bunch of quokkas! Julie Grundy shares her experiences at the W3C conference, Web 4 All and Festival of the Web, all held in Perth, Australia last month.

  8. Creating accessible forms with Angular

    Written by on May 18, 2017 in Development, Understanding accessibility

    Forms are integral to the online experience, and a well-written form structure ensures the forms you make are easy to use – for everyone. In this post, Scott Vinkle offers solutions discovered by himself and the Simply Accessible team when it comes to creating accessible forms in Angular.

  9. I’m still here: a career in accessibility

    Written by on May 4, 2017 in Understanding accessibility

    The story of accessibility is the story of humans connecting to each other. In this post, Jeff Smith reveals why he got into accessibility, and what keeps him here.

  10. Demystifying accessible name

    Written by on March 30, 2017 in Design, Understanding accessibility

    When it comes to creating accessible products, understanding the interactions between different technologies and the code we write is very helpful. In this post, Joe Watkins talks about accessible name–what it is, how to apply it, and why it’s such an integral tool in the accessibility toolkit.