Good alt text is seen as critical for people that use screen readers. But it doesn’t stop there. We need to consider the effect of alt text on people that also rely on good, accurate alt text: people that use voice recognition software. Learn more in this instalment of the Best Practice of the Week (BPOW).
Posts written by Derek Featherstone
Many people focus on just the development aspect of web accessibility. The truth is, a flawed design coded perfectly is just as bad as a brilliant design coded poorly. You need both aspects—design AND development—to truly succeed with accessibility.
Our team grew in 2012 and we added an ace to our team. Introducing our newest team member: Elle Waters.
Learn an important accessibility lesson from Indiana Jones: when you take something in an interface away, you need to replace it with something that serves the same purpose just as well, or even better.
Here’s an upcoming list of conferences we’re speaking at, workshops we’re delivering and virtual seminars that the Simply Accessible team is getting ready for the first part of 2013.
Karl Groves Joins the Simply Accessible Team
Accessibility doesn’t have to cost a lot, but here are some sure-fire methods to ensure that you pay more than you need to.
Sometimes we’re blindfolded, even to our own actions.
Disability and the concept of accessibility can be confusing. Awkward. Uncomfortable. The first step to true understanding is usually awareness. Awareness helps you get over those feelings: awareness that issues exist, awareness that there are solutions to those issues, and awareness that what we do as web professionals can have a profound impact on someone else’s life.
We often get asked about how we integrate accessibility into our processes. It’s fairly straightforward for us, because we’re already doing it. But what about people that want to start adding accessibility into their mix? How should they go about adding in pieces? One Step at a Time.