Most often the focus of accessibility training is design and development techniques for creating accessible web sites and applications. That’s almost too late, though, isn’t it? Today we’ll look at the procurement piece of the puzzle. We talk with Ron Lucey about how the state of Texas uses procurement policies, contract language and remedies to help deliver on the promise of making the web accessible to everyone.
Posts written by Elle Waters, Author at Simply Accessible
In this week’s best practice, we discuss the accessibility needs of users with dyslexia. Dyslexia is a learning disability that impacts an individual’s reading fluency and comprehension, affecting 8% of all people worldwide. There are common issues that people with dyslexia struggle with every day when interacting with web content, but we can easily avoid them to provide a more accessible user experience.
In this week’s Best Practice of the Week (BPOW), we examine the best ways to provide help for users who need to resize the text on your web pages in order to read the content more easily.
In this Best Practice of the Week (BPOW): always provide good color contrast on your web pages, as insufficient contrast can affect several types of users in many different scenarios. Specifically, improving the overall color contrast on your web site or application benefits users with color blindness, users with low vision, and users with mobile devices.
How can you take all that information about accessibility, sift through it, and change what you’re doing right now, this week? Where do you even begin?
What can technology professionals learn from the Arts? In our final interview before AccessU, we talk with Sharron Rush, Executive Director of Knowbility, about the parallels between inclusion in the Arts and Technology. Sharron also shares some exciting news about next week’s AccessU.
With Braille support and wheelchair accommodations prevalent in every major city, inclusive and people-centered design seems to be a way of life in Japan.
It doesn’t really matter whether we’re discussing children or adults; it doesn’t matter whether we’re talking about access in Samoa or in your own country: accessibility is the same everywhere you go.
Today we talk about the accessibility family, the tools that people use to produce web content, gamification and addiction—all tied together by Glenda the Goodwitch Sims, who is speaking at next week’s John Slatin AccessU.
Today, we talk with Kimberly Blessing about her upcoming keynote at John Slatin AccessU. Kimmie talks with our own Derek Featherstone about facilitating cultural change in an organization and how it relates to web accessibility.