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  • 6Jun

    Making a website autism friendly

    In this blog, Dafydd Henke-Reed discusses what technology he uses and offers advice on how organisations can make their websites autism friendly. The autistic accessibility and usability consultant for AbilityNet offers advice on being minimal, consistent, well-structured and using colours intelligently to create autism-friendly websites. He also discusses digital communication preferences, self service and productivity apps. abilitynet.org.uk/news-blogs

  • 1Apr

    Upcoming webinar: Top tips for publishing accessible written content

    Highlighted by AbilityNet, on Thursday the 4th of April, Jack Garfinkel, Senior Content Designer at Scope, will share his top tips for publishing accessible written content. Jack will share how to get your team on board and ensure you’re creating content relevant to your audience and highlights the importance of gaining feedback/testing. Register now: Top…

  • 11Mar

    The A to Z of Google Accessibility

    This blog by Google’s Senior Programme Manager for Accessibility, Christopher Patnoe, published by Ability Net, discusses how Google’s mission is to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. The blog highlights tools to support a range of users as follows: Users who are blind or who have low vision: Talk Back Braille Back…

  • 28Jan

    Designing with colour blind users in mind

    An estimated 1 in every 12 men and 1 in every 200 women are colour-blind. This article by Secret Stache highlights that when colour is used correctly it improves user experience, influences purchasing decisions, and reflects a brands voice. The article shares 7 ways you can improve a website’s accessibility and experience for colour-blind users.  It also provides…

  • 20Jan

    Web Accessibility Guidelines’ turn 10, but still less than 10% of sites are accessible

    In 2008, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) published an important update to their guidelines aimed at making the internet a more accessible place for people with disabilities. Ten years on, Robin Christopherson of AbilityNet (some of you may remember Robin speaking at a PIF event earlier in 2018) reports that this has not made much of…

  • 13Dec

    7 steps to digital accessibility

    Over 20% of the world’s population has a disability and in the UK the combined spending power of people with disabilites and their families, also called the Purple Pound, is £249 billion a year. For this reason, ensuring your products and services are accessible and able to be used by people with disabilities makes good…

  • 22Nov

    Being creative and accessible is tricky

    Garry, Creative Director at web design company, Cole AD, discusses how we can make websites more accessible. “If we make the website accessible, is it going to be bland and cost a fortune to build?” We get asked this question often, but thankfully there is a change in attitude towards accessible website design. For those…

  • 8Nov

    Websites and apps: How to make accessibility user-friendly

    From an article by Katherine Talbot, senior accessibility and usability consultant at AbilityNet We’ve had many years of experience in making websites and apps more accessible for our clients across a range of sectors, from banks to airports, charities and government. Sometimes clients are unclear about the difference between usability and accessibility. And, it can…

  • 30Aug

    New app helps to combat poor customer service faced by people with disabilities

    A new app-based system, highlighted in E-Access Bulletin Live, has been launched that aims to “shake up” the customer service industry across shops, banks and other venues. The Welcome app lets people with disabilities tell shops and venues of their arrival, so that staff can provide tailored assistance suited to their condition. Designed by assistive…

  • 30Aug

    Inclusive Mapping: Google Maps users

    Google Maps users can now add in a range of wheelchair access information to venue listings on maps using an Android smartphone. Details that users can add include whether a building’s entrance, lift, bathroom and parking area are wheelchair-friendly. The information can then be seen by other people using Google Maps. Read more at the official Google blog:…

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