1. Should all content be responsive?

    Written by on May 26, 2016 in Development, Examples

    In this screencast, Derek walks us through a couple of examples where traditional approaches to responsive content may actually hamper people from achieving their goals online. He proposes some alternative approaches that keep user experience top of mind.

  2. Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2016, Simply Accessible edition (part 3!)

    Written by on May 19, 2016 in News, Understanding accessibility

    Our worldwide tour of Simply Accessible’s international team takes us to the Pacific Coast and beyond as we celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2016.

  3. Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2016, SA Edition (part 2!)

    Written by on in News, Understanding accessibility

    It’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day! Follow along as our team generates homegrown accessibility awareness all around the world. How are you celebrating GAAD 2016 today?

  4. Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2016, SA Edition (part 1!)

    Written by on May 18, 2016 in Content, News

    This week, we’ll share local happenings and resources so that you get inspired. Accessibility awareness is all around you, right underneath you, and right down the street.

  5. Creating bulletproof headings

    Written by on May 12, 2016 in Development

    With some changes to the W3C guidelines on the horizon, Julie walks us through some best practices for headings, one of the web’s most humble-yet-powerful elements.

  6. Real users on Adobe PDFs

    Written by on May 5, 2016 in Development, Examples, UX

    This week, Joanna mines one of our most valuable resources—Simply Accessible’s usability panel—real users who test what we make to ensure our sites and apps are truly accessible. We asked them what barriers they face when accessing PDF documents on the web. Here’s what they had to say.

  7. Using the Windows High Contrast colour scheme with Adobe Acrobat Reader

    Written by on in Examples

    High contrast mode is great for readability, but if you’re trying to read a PDF, you’ll need to do some tweaking in Adobe Reader. We’ll walk you through it.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.