1. Three common accessibility pitfalls for developers: text alternatives

    Written by on February 4, 2016 in Development

    What accessibility issues did we encounter most frequently last year? In this three-post series, Julie shares what she discovered. We start with the third most common pitfall: text alternatives for non-text content.

  2. Infographic accessibility: text is text

    Written by on February 4, 2014 in Top posts, Understanding accessibility

    Infographics are growing in popularity, but they are often criticized for the accessibility challenges they create. Here’s an infographic that was very surprising when it comes to accessibility, and we felt it should be celebrated and shared as a positive—a small thing, done well.

  3. Text alternatives for decorative images

    Written by on December 18, 2013 in Design, Development

    In this week’s Best Practice of the Week, we’re talking about text alternatives for decorative images.

  4. Writing descriptive alt attributes for images

    Written by on November 22, 2013 in Design, Development

    In this week’s Best Practice of the Week, we’re talking about how to provide descriptive alt attributes for images.

  5. Alt text is for more than just screen readers

    Written by on August 29, 2013 in Development

    Good alt text is seen as critical for people that use screen readers. But it doesn’t stop there. We need to consider the effect of alt text on people that also rely on good, accurate alt text: people that use voice recognition software. Learn more in this instalment of the Best Practice of the Week (BPOW).

  6. Images in context

    Written by on April 7, 2011 in Content, Design

    What is appropriate alternative text for an image? You can’t really tell until you see the image in context. In our first screencast we look at how appropriate and accurate alt text can actually be counter to the objectives that we have when we look at that image in context.