1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  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. Turning a new page for print-disabled readers

    Written by on October 4, 2016 in accessibility engagement, News

    Access to knowledge is a fundamentally important right that many blind, low-vision, and otherwise print-disabled people cannot exercise due to limitations in federal copyright laws. The Marrakesh Treaty has been established to amend copyright laws to protect the copying of texts into accessible formats.

  6. Finding the willing: cultivating engagement for accessibility

    Written by on September 1, 2016 in accessibility engagement, News, Teamwork, Understanding accessibility

    Keep your garden of accessibility in bloom by engaging a network of people who share certain values and span all parts of the organization.

  7. Extending the lifeline: meet James Edwards

    Written by on August 18, 2016 in News

    Representing the Simply Accessible team from the West Midlands, web developer James Edwards brings a multidisciplinary approach to accessibility. (He also likes to sing.)

  8. Julie Grundy wants to unlock the internet for everyone

    Written by on August 4, 2016 in News

    Here at Simply Accessible, while most of the Western Hemisphere team is asleep, the accessibility boat keeps cruising forward thanks to our cheerful Australian Accessibility Consultant, Julie Grundy.

  9. Agile accessibility: on razors

    Written by on July 21, 2016 in Agile, Understanding accessibility

    Simply Accessible’s Agile Coach shares his thoughts about Occam’s and Hanlon’s razors—and how these two discovery tools can help in life, agile practice, and accessibility.

  10. 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.