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. Supporting the keyboard for mobile

    Written by on February 11, 2016 in Development, UX

    Keyboard support means you have the freedom to use your hardware in the way that is most efficient and effective for you, which is really the whole point of inclusive design. But how do we get to keyboard accessibility for touch interfaces?

  6. GAAD: Carrots, sticks, and accessibility in Japan

    Written by on May 8, 2013 in Understanding accessibility

    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.

  7. GAAD: Inclusive education and the Samoa experience

    Written by on in Understanding accessibility

    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.