Oct 14, 2021
15 mins read
When we think about accessibility, far too often we frame it around compliance. But accessibility is about far more than these things.
While overhauling a vast web experience to achieve regulatory compliance can feel like a heavy lift, these three priorities empower digital marketing agencies to support their clients, building better online products in the process.
Digital products designed and developed today often overlook an important factor: ‘Designing for differently-abled people’. The United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda focuses on important aspects of accessibility.
You don’t need to be an engineer or web developer to make your work accessible to disabled audiences.
The purpose of this article is to introduce the future HealthTech product developers to the concept of digital accessibility and its relevance in wider use and provide examples of products with excellent digital accessibility.
The world of glam is becoming more inclusive, but it’s still been pretty out of reach for those with disabilities…until now.
The fast food chain will add screen-reading software, tactile keypads and the ability to use headphones to place orders via audio prompts at company-owned stores by the end of the year.
Tracy, a nutritionist, talks about how how sports and fitness equipment is still inaccessible to many people with disabilities.
Content is undoubtedly king in today’s marketing world and video has emerged as a leg in every content marketing strategy.
Empathy is one of the most important tools in a marketer’s toolkit. When you design email campaigns and other digital marketing content with accessibility in mind, you’re putting empathy and inclusion into action.
The folks at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence just released an intriguing tool — "Paper to HTML", which lets you upload a scientific paper and it turns it into an HTML web page.
Recently there was a backlash within the web development community against the Paralympics 2020 #wethe15 campaign when their website was found to have several basic accessibility issues, including missing alt tags. While some of the criticism was absolutely warranted, being a digital transformation agency ourselves, and being heavily involved in web accessibility, we also understand the human and technological challenges of building a great experience for diverse users.
Deciding to develop your website to conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG, pronounced “wickag”) is a positive move that will allow more visitors to consume your content and will help meet impending legal requirements. But how do you get started? What steps do you need to take to make your site more accessible and ensure it stays accessible?
A crucial factor of website performance is accessibility.
Digital accessibility is complex. We're here to help! We put together some highlights of key topics to help beginners in the topic.
My 10 tips for making your website and social media more accessible, whether you're a blogger, photographer, writer, designer, or developer.
reCreating Europe articulates its research around these activities and goals: mapping, measuring, assessing technologies and shaping the future of digital copyright & digital culture & creativity.
YouTube announced several new audio features on Thursday, some of which have already rolled out while others will launch in the coming months. Starting today, creators have the ability to enable live auto-captions for any livestreams in English to make streams more accessible. This feature was previously only available to creators with more than 1,000 subscribers.
The written word is making a comeback in an unlikely place: TikTok. The reasons for that include accessibility concerns and changes in the way Americans consume media.
When implemented effectively, assistive technology can improve accessibility and quality of life for all, regardless of ability.
Apple has moved away from the “S” nomenclature—the 2018 iPhone XS is the last iPhone to bear the name—but the iPhone 13 spiritually feels like an S-year update.
Whether you have low vision, deafness, or motor function difficulties, you can customize your Apple Watch to accommodate for work better for you.
Amazon on Friday is adding a new feature to the Alexa app, available on iOS and Android, that tells Alexa to wait longer in order for a person to finish speaking.
Discover how Windows 11 is making the PC more accessible to everyone, with inclusively designed features that support productivity, creativity, and ease of use for all.
Earlier in the year my colleague Jeff Petty shared with you the accessibility improvements and features that were coming to Windows 11. Now that the day is here, I wanted to give you a peek behind the curtain at our accessibility journey and how our team made Windows 11 the most inclusively designed version of Windows yet.
Information on a series of learning modules that helps users learn more about gaming accessibility.
Microsoft has announced several new accessibility options for Xbox players, including accessibility tags and store filters for video games.
"Back in the day Nintendo was at the forefront of accessibility, at some point they just stopped"
Logitech G, AbleGamers, and partners announce The Adaptive Esports tournament featuring Rocket League competitions for gamers with disabilities.
Examine a topic we take for granted to understand what it’s all about. By doing so, you’ll be able to proceed with an appreciation of how users engage your designs.
The PlayStation Store just revealed a new Collection that focuses specifically on highlighting games with notable accessibility features.
In Heritage Month, As South Africa celebrates its diversity and commitment to inclusivity Samsung South Africa reiterates its ‘Screens for All’ vision. This is aimed at innovation that ensures that Samsung TVs provide an enjoyable viewing experience for all. This dedication is amplified by Samsung’s SeeColors App.
The city of Austin and Travis County have partnered with Deaf Link to launch the Accessible Hazard Alert System for the deaf, blind, hard of hearing\u00a0or deaf and blind community.
Mobility, education, housing and active inclusion in public life are key areas where Europeans living with disabilities would benefit from reform, say MEPs.
Britain’s rapidly growing charger network is under fire from disabled charities.
During the GM investor day, Cruise CEO Dan Amman showed off a wheelchair accessible version of the Cruise Origin robotaxi as well as a locker module for deliveries.
The Civic Center Music Hall has announced a partnership with KultureCity to become a certified Sensory Inclusive Venue.
These standards are to help people make their information easy to read and understand. Anyone who wants to make information easy to read and understand can use the standards.
There's great value in doing the right thing by understanding and serving every customer base and every potential customer base you have.
As today is International Day of Older Persons, it is an opportune time to note that digital literacy and digital access is something that simply must be made available to all who desire it, whatever their age.
"As a woman, I felt included. As a woman with a disability, I did not."
Employers are missing out on numerous talented, responsible, and driven workers.
Claudia Gordon is a lot of things. It’s hard to wrap your mind around it when you see it on paper.
Without inclusion, none of us will be free.
A Q&A with Judith Heuman, the longtime activist of disability rights.
Would it surprise you if I was to say the most basic emotions related to Muscular Dystrophy (MD) and other chronic illnesses was Guilt.
Ford Foundation’s Rebecca Cokley argues that grant makers must change how they view disabilities.
Marilyn Golden, a key figure in the drafting and passage of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, died at her home in Berkeley.
He and his wife and collaborator made headlines with their finding that they could communicate with a young ape using the language of the deaf.
We should take a cultural approach that incorporates universal design, dismantles structural barriers, and includes deaf people from the ground up.
We’re looking at disability like it’s something to be fixed.
A wave of films about the singer’s troubled conservatorship reveal our thorny, uncomfortable fascination with her pain.
Britney Spears. We’ve all heard bits and pieces about her fight to regain guardianship of herself from her father. In the US they call this conservatorship and according to the BBC, it is “…granted by a court for individuals who are unable to make their own decisions, like those with dementia or other mental illnesses.”
"Hi everyone, I am Ariel and I am originally from Hong Kong. I am now based in the UK in Wolverhampton and I work as a performing artist and dance teacher. I became Deaf when I got sick with fever at 2 years old. I communicate in International Sign Language, British Sign Language, Hong Kong Sign Language, and American Sign Language."
Her role on Showtime’s “L Word” reboot offers a rare depiction of intimacy among disabled people. “There’s not one specific way to be queer,” she said.
Ambassadors with mobility, vision, and hearing disabilities will test the design for accessibility in zero-gravity and high gravity environments.
Rachael Storey is a blind aerialist, pole dancer and circus artist. In this #MyBlindStory, she talks about why being up in the air makes her feel alive.
Cooking an omelette in seven minutes is easy for most people. But try doing it with your eyes closed. Not so easy now, is it?
Videos made Plano woman a TikTok star, Latinx trailblazer for her inspiring message about disability
Marcela Marañon has been named one of 15 Latinx TikTok Trailblazers for her disability advocacy on the social media platform this Hispanic Heritage Month.
Eric Garcia is the senior Washington correspondent for The Independent. He is the author of We're Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation, which was released in August 2021 by Mariner Books.
"Even forced to lie on her back, she created art."
Four group leaders with disabilities share their thoughts on how to make laboratories and fieldwork more accessible and inclusive.
"She became our lifeline for the entire diagnosis process and beyond."
As a professional if you are ready to move away from performative acts of allyship and really start digging into the hard and often personal work that comes with being a diverse and inclusive business then Atchesons’ book provides an excellent roadmap to guide you through.
Businesses may be dropping the ball on accessibility in a major (but easy-to-fix) way.
Politically correct words and labels are important. We don’t want to offend or embarrass ourselves and others. We want to do what’s right. We want to be inclusive with our language.
Are you creating inclusive experiences for your customers? Many companies aren’t.
The best workplace disability policies and practices can be undone in a moment by thoughtless, corrosive remarks from coworkers.
Disabled people can’t say what they think about society’s inaccessibility – and it’s suffocating.
Amy Williamson says she can assist other people who have been abused because of their disabilities.
"But Erica, you can't just... diagnose... yourself! You're not a doctor!"
It's my students, coupled with the pandemic, that have pushed my thinking forward.
"There is no excuse."
October 31st is getting scarily close, and it's without doubt costumes are the highlight of this horror-filled holiday. Whether you are the creative make-your-own type or last-minute trip to Target type, Halloween costumes can come at the cost of Disability Justice.
Ahead of the Paralympics, figures reveal disability hate crime is at its highest level, yet few incidents are reported and fewer perpetrators convicted.
Babies with vision disabilities rely more on touch than hearing to respond to the world around them, but both senses will be important in designing tools to help them develop, according to new research.
The rate of diagnosed disorders is highest in the Middle East, North Africa, North America, and Western Europe.
"Since March 2020, colleges have become more competitive than ever, with acceptance rates falling drastically at some colleges. Many admissions officers had to navigate test-optional applications for the first time as well. Students across the country were unable to take SATs due to the threat of COVID-19 and were unable to visit colleges, forced to pick schools to apply to—and even to commit to—from what they saw on Zoom tours and YouTube videos."
Sharing their personal stories in front of the Capitol, care workers and disability rights activists make a powerful case for expanded care infrastructure.
Experts say the chronic impact of smoke from longer-lasting, more frequent wildfires could have serious health impacts.
New report released by the World Health Organization warns that "no one is safe from these risks."