Digital Inclusion: The Benefits of Better Web Accessibility
While some see meeting the online needs of disabled people as a ‘ruinous obligation’, businesses would do well to accommodate the ‘blue pound’
Thursday 20 November 2014 14.45 GMT
In an era when the web is becoming ubiquitous, the implications of being on the wrong side of the digital divide seem graver than ever. Website accessibility expert Professor Jonathan Hassell’s new book on digital inclusion, launched this month, calls for a shift in the thinking of organisations over what has often been regarded as a somewhat burdensome and thorny issue.
Badeyes 2014 WordPress Child Theme Up for Review
This 2014 Child Theme is now in front of the good folks at the WordPress Repository and ready for review.
You can see a mock up version of it at www.badeyes.com/2014/ where you can read about what I have modified on the Developers page and take a test drive by going to the Download page and get a copy of it.
Accessibility Lipstick on a Usability Pig
Applying accessibility techniques to an unusable site is like putting lipstick on a pig. No matter how much you apply, it will always be a pig.
Screen Reader User Survey #5 Results
In January 2014, WebAIM conducted a survey of preferences of screen reader users. We received 1465 valid responses to this survey. This was a follow-up survey to the original WebAIM Screen Reader User Survey of January 2009 and the follow-up surveys from October 2009, December 2010, and May 2012.
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WordPress for Badeyes: A Beginners Guide
For Immediate Release!
February 5, 2014
Ever wanted to start up your own Personal or Business website but didn’t know where to start?
You’ve heard of WordPress, arguably the worlds best Content Management System(CMS) but have no idea about how to install it or manage it.
Screen Reader User Survey #5
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The Neglect of the Visually Impaired in Local Council Web Design
By: Robin Christopherson, Head of Digital Inclusion at disability and e-Accessibility charity, AbilityNet
Published: Thursday, July 11, 2013
Building in awareness is the only way to ensure web accessibility continues to go, writes Robin Christopherson of charity, AbilityNet, which promotes the inclusion of disabled people on the web.
Making the Web Accessible to People With Disabilities is the Right Thing to Do
For a business, it can also mean added revenue and protection from lawsuits.
11 March 2013
GENEVA (ILO News) – For most of us, surfing the Web has become almost second nature. But for millions of people with disabilities, the Internet remains inhospitable territory.
W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Approved as ISO/IEC International Standard
15 October 2012
Today the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the Joint Technical Committee JTC 1, Information Technology of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), announced approval of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 as an ISO/IEC International Standard (ISO/IEC 40500:2012).
5 Reasons Businesses Should Take Web Accessibility Seriously
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
by Philip J Reed
Too many businesses make the mistake of dismissing web accessibility as irrelevant, but the assumption that accessibility issues concern only a small segment of would-be customers is a potentially profit-damaging misstep.Older Posts »