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All articles in category: Web development

Web development 16th February 2021

Assistive technology devices: How disabled people use the web

A brief guide to the devices, software and equipment that disabled people use to navigate the web.

Web development 18th January 2021

How to design accessible web forms

Forms are an essential part of most websites. They’re the main channel for users to sign up, buy products and contact your business. Here’s how you can make sure they are accessible to all your website visitors.

Web design 6th January 2021

A message to web developers, from a screen reader user

Here are some points I wish all web developers could hear before building their next website.

UX 24th November 2020

How to organise an accessibility audit

An audit is the starting point in understanding how accessible your website or service is. Here's how to get it right.

Public sector 2nd September 2020

What new UK web accessibility laws mean for public sector websites

We explain how charities and organisations can meet new public sector bodies regulations and improve the accessibility of their digital services.

Web development 17th August 2020

5 most annoying website features I face as a blind person every single day

These are the five most annoying inaccessible web elements I face as a blind screen reader user every day, and how to fix them.

UX 21st May 2020

6 web accessibility features that benefit more people than you think

There are 14 million disabled people in the UK, many who rely on website accessibility. But designing for disability results in designs that benefit everybody.

Web development 16th March 2020

How Scope’s new website built accessibility in from the ground up

Scope set out to redesign its website and digital services in February 2019 to coincide with the launch of its new brand. But it was also an opportunity to show how websites can be functional, accessible and beautiful (at the same time).

UX 17th February 2020

How web accessibility can improve eCommerce website performance | MarketingTech

Having an accessible eCommerce store is good for business. Here are a just a few of the commercial benefits of making your online business inclusive.

UX 10th February 2020

Frustrated: The ‘F’ word of inaccessibility

Feedback from our reporting tool addresses the emotional cost of website inaccessibility.

Service design 24th January 2020

6 companies that boosted business with accessibility

A common argument against the business case for accessibility is that calculating the return on investment (ROI) is either too difficult or impossible. In reality, there are many business opportunities to be had in making your websites, apps and services inclusive.

Web development 2nd December 2019

11 web accessibility myths debunked

We’ve heard it all before. Whether you’re a sceptic, a newbie, or an advocate – you’ve probably got some preconceptions about accessibility. Digital creative agency (and accessibility champions) HeX Productions explain 11 common web accessibility myths.

Inclusive design 26th November 2019

Online accessibility: The Big Hack survey feedback so far

We developed The Big Hack Reporting Tool to gather feedback from disabled people on how accessible the online world actually is. This article shares some of the feedback we have already received from survey respondents.

Web development 5th November 2019

7 reasons why accessibility is good for SEO and sales | Search Engine Journal

Accessibility is a factor that has traditionally been on the margins of SEO and web development. But there are solid business reasons why accessibility should be a top consideration. Accessibility can have a positive effect on sales and SEO.

Web development 4th November 2019

Guide to screen reader testing for sighted web developers

Accessibility determines the user experience of the web apps you build. This quick guide from Jessica Jordan will give you an introduction to user testing for blind and visually impaired users who rely on screen readers to navigate the web.

Web development 28th October 2019

Designing for disability: quick do’s and don’ts

This article provides an overview of common conditions and impairments and how they can affect the way a user interacts with a website. This guidance is aimed at web developers and content managers wanting to learn about designing websites with accessibility in mind.

Colour 23rd October 2019

Further accessibility resources

Web accessibility resources to help developers, designers and content creators build inclusive design best practices into their work.

Web development 30th September 2019

User testing versus automated testing for accessibility

HeX Productions discuss the differences between automated testing, manual and user testing when it comes to accessibility.

Web development 23rd September 2019

5 most common website accessibility failings, according to the WebAIM Million analysis

The WebAIM Million is an accessibility analysis of homepages from the top 1,000,000 websites, first carried out in February 2019. A second analysis, published in August, suggests that disabled people are excluded in the current state of online accessibility.

UX 19th September 2019

The iphone accessibility features & apps that help me navigate the world

Glen, visually impaired blogger and Youtuber based in London, posts about his experiences as a disabled person. In this post, originally published on his blog Well Eye Never, he talks about the iPhone apps and features that help him navigate the world.