1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 8 things parenting taught me about accessibility

    Written by on January 26, 2017 in Design, News

    Parenting presents all kinds of challenges, even technical ones. In this post, Melanie Jones shares how vital her mobile device became once she had a baby, and how inclusive design makes all the difference.

  4. Listening to the web, part one: thinking in accessibility

    Written by on November 15, 2016 in Design, Development

    Before we can boldly venture into the world of semantic HTML and screen readers, we must establish a solid foundation of thinking in accessibility. In this post, developer Scott Vinkle reminds us of the importance of creating and maintaining a mindset of inclusive thinking.

  5. Accessibility is everyone’s job: a role-based model for teams

    Written by on June 16, 2016 in Business, Content, Design, Development, Testing, Understanding accessibility, UX

    In order for projects to be truly accessible, the whole team needs to collaborate. But, who does what? In this post, Mark helps us unpack how each role can contribute to making something that works for everyone.

  6. Three common accessibility pitfalls for developers: colour contrast

    Written by on February 18, 2016 in Design, Development

    In the next installment of her “Accessibility pitfalls for developers” series, Julie takes a look at the second most common accessibility problem we see: colour contrast. Colour is most often a designer’s domain, so why a post about colour for developers? Well, the answer is as complex as the projects themselves.

  7. The accessibility of Google’s No CAPTCHA

    Written by on December 4, 2014 in Design, Understanding accessibility

    Google has released a game-changing version of its reCAPTCHA. They’ve called it No CAPTCHA and it makes some pretty significant steps forward to removing barriers for people with disabilities and still defending against bots.

  8. How to be a keyboard accessibility super hero

    Written by on July 30, 2014 in Design, Development, Top posts

    You too can be a keyboard accessibility super hero if you do these three simple things really well. The best part is, you don’t even have to work that hard to do them and they make you look brilliant!

  9. Automatic infinite scrolling & accessibility

    Written by on May 21, 2014 in Design, Top posts

    Automated infinite scrolling is a popular web design technique even though it creates difficult accessibility problems for keyboard users.

  10. Love your users and your search

    Written by on February 19, 2014 in Design

    One of the most important pages on a site is the page displayed when there aren’t any results for a search. It’s one of the most ignored and least-loved pages. Since it’s just past Valentine’s Day, let’s show the no-results page some love.