1. Why we do moderated, remote, usability testing

    Written by on June 1, 2017 in Testing, UX

    Guidelines and specs are helpful in the accessibility world, but they don’t always help us get to the heart of the matter: Is your site, product, service truly usable? Joanna Briggs shares why moderated, remote usability testing is so effective.

  2. Accessibility down under: Festival of the Web walks its talk

    Written by on May 25, 2017 in accessibility engagement, News, Understanding accessibility

    Not just a bunch of quokkas! Julie Grundy shares her experiences at the W3C conference, Web 4 All and Festival of the Web, all held in Perth, Australia last month.

  3. I’m still here: a career in accessibility

    Written by on May 4, 2017 in Understanding accessibility

    The story of accessibility is the story of humans connecting to each other. In this post, Jeff Smith reveals why he got into accessibility, and what keeps him here.

  4. 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.

  5. How can I do this better?

    Written by on February 14, 2017 in Development, Understanding accessibility

    Nothing makes us happier than knowing there are people out there just as eager as we are when it comes to making the digital world better for everyone.

  6. Team Retrospective: 2016

    Written by on December 15, 2016 in News, Teamwork, Understanding accessibility

    As 2016 draws to a close, we asked members of the Simply Accessible team to reflect on the most impactful changes they saw clients make this year.

  7. Shifting perceptions: reflections on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    Written by on December 8, 2016 in accessibility engagement, News

    December 3 marked the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). SA tester and team member, Rhea Guntalilib, considers what the day means to her.

  8. Starting the conversation: report from Accessibility Scotland

    Written by on December 1, 2016 in accessibility engagement, News, Understanding accessibility

    When Kevin White found himself longing for people to talk with about the challenges of accessibility work, he didn’t just go online and join a meetup group; he decided to organize a conference with his peers. Here is Kevin’s report on the first-ever Accessibility Scotland conference, held last September in Edinburgh.

  9. Listening to the web, part three: working with screen readers

    Written by on November 17, 2016 in Development

    In the previous article, we unveiled the magic behind semantic code and using native elements in designing usable sites. Remembering to keep a mindset of accessibility and inclusivity, we journey onward in the third and final article in this series. Destination: screen readers. You’ll come away with everything you need to know to get your hands dirty when it comes to designing, developing for, and testing your sites with screen readers.

  10. Listening to the web, part two: it’s all semantics

    Written by on November 16, 2016 in Development

    Building upon our accessibility mindset, in this part of Scott Vinkle’s three-part series we journey into the land of accessible code. We cover the basics of writing semantic HTML, and we explore why native HTML elements are so effective in creating highly user-friendly websites.