In the physical world, it is nearly impossible to make a fixed object accessible to everyone. In the connected world of the Internet of Things, digital brings us accessibility where the physical can’t.
Posts written by Derek Featherstone, Author at Simply Accessible
Infographics are growing in popularity, but they are often criticized for the accessibility challenges they create. Here’s an infographic that was very surprising when it comes to accessibility, and we felt it should be celebrated and shared as a positive—a small thing, done well.
I couldn’t put my finger on what was missing in our work until these three things happened all at once: we dove deep into the process of redesigning our web site and brand identity, reviewed 2013 successes and failures, and started planning for 2014. Doing all of that work forced us to ask questions about who we are and what we believe in.
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).
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.