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All articles in category: Inclusive design

Social media 7th December 2020

Is your social media campaign accessible to everybody?

The covid-19 pandemic has forced everything online. Students study in virtual online classes. Workplaces are remote. Fundraising, social, political and marketing campaigns all continue as usual. Now relying on their online channels more than ever.

Inclusive design 18th November 2020

Understanding disability in a digital society | TechShare Pro 2020

This is an important moment for digital accessibility. The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us that accessibility is no longer a ‘nice to have’.

UX 30th October 2020

How Freeview Play developed its new Accessible TV Guide

Finding something to watch should be easy and enjoyable. But for millions of disabled people in the UK it can be frustrating. Freeview’s new Accessible TV Guide gives viewers with accessibility needs a simpler interface to discover and find content on the service.

Content management 13th October 2020

How to make your PowerPoint presentations more accessible

Use these simple techniques to make your PowerPoint presentations more accessible.

Online video streaming 23rd June 2020

Video on-demand streaming and accessibility: The Big Hack survey feedback

We asked more than 3,300 disabled people about the accessibility issues that concern them with video on-demand streaming. We share the results of our survey.

Online video streaming 23rd June 2020

Best video on-demand streaming services for accessibility

Use this guide to compare the most popular on-demand services and find out which ones best suit your access needs.

UX 21st May 2020

6 web accessibility features that benefit more people than you think | Global Accessibility Awareness Day

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.

Service design 8th April 2020

Best video conferencing apps and software for accessibility

Video calling apps can help maintain connection and community online, even if you’re unable to in person. Here's an overview of the best video conferencing apps for accessibility.

Inclusive design 30th March 2020

“Lack of ownership, people and skills” are biggest obstacles to accessibility | Inviqa Digital Accessibility Report

New report from Inviqa looks at the biggest barriers to progress when it comes to accessibility.

Inclusive design 24th March 2020

How accessible eLearning promotes disability equality in the workplace | Susi Miller

Susi Miller, an eLearning accessibility advocate and an instructional designer explains why accessible workplace eLearning is vital both for disabled people and businesses.

Inclusive design 26th February 2020

Online ticketing platforms “not designed to accommodate me” for live events

Sarah, a guest contributor for Access For Us, talks about her experiences booking and attending live events and concerts as a disabled fan.

Inclusive design 5th February 2020

How captioning makes the world a more inclusive place | Matthew Johnston

Subtitles and live captions benefit us all. It's time for more services to adopt this ever-improving technology.

Inclusive design 10th January 2020

The first steps to creating inclusive products and services | Krissie Barrick

Krissie Barrick, Big Hack founder and Head of Digital Influencing at Scope gives her advice for injecting an inclusive culture into all parts of your business strategy.

Service design 7th January 2020

How web accessibility fixes helped NHS double its online traffic in two years

Owain Davies, lead product owner at NHS, attributes the growth to accessibility, cohesion and users not spending as long on the website.

Inclusive design 6th January 2020

A year of accessibility achievements in the video gaming industry | Vivek Gohil

We look at all the accessibility milestones from the gaming industry in the last year and what it means for the future of disabled gamers.

Inclusive design 4th December 2019

“It’s not easy for me, but it’s doable” Henry Fraser on accessibility and booking online

In an exclusive interview, we spoke to Henry Fraser about how he uses digital technology to work, socialise and organise his life, and how it can let him down.

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.

Inclusive design 25th November 2019

What it’s like using online fashion retailers as a visually impaired person | Elin Williams

We asked visually impaired lifestyle blogger Elin about her experiences shopping for clothes, fashion and beauty products online.

Inclusive design 19th November 2019

The business case for inclusive design: The Big Hack study findings

Our latest study looks at how much businesses are missing out by not developing accessible websites, apps and products. It is part of our broader research into how inclusive design affects how disabled people choose to spend their money.