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All articles in category: Web design

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Web design 11th September 2019

How accessible is the online world and what needs to change? | Elin Williams

As a blind/visually impaired person, I’ve always been quite reliant on technology in order to make things more accessible to me. But, I’ve recently been thinking about how accessible the online world actually is, particularly social media. What needs to change in order to better the accessibility and user experience for those of us who are visually impaired?

Web development 3rd September 2019

6 quick tools to test for accessibility

There are several automated tools that test against Use these quick web tools to find out how accessible your website is.

Typography 15th August 2019

3 rules for accessible type on the web

Typography and text make up a considerable part of most websites, but there are a few fundamental principles to follow to ensure your content is inclusive.