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Web development 3rd September 2021

Why accessibility overlays do not improve site accessibility

Consider these points before using an accessibility overlay on your website. Often they can make the user experience worse for the disabled people they claim to help.

Colour 23rd June 2021

Further accessibility resources

Web accessibility resources to help you build inclusive design best practices into your work.

UX 21st May 2021

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 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.

Content management 27th January 2021

Heading structure and accessibility

Headings do more than simply change the appearance of your web page content. They are a fundamental part of web accessibility. Here's how to use them properly.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 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 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. This study was sponsored by Barclays.

Inclusive design 7th November 2019

The 7 principles of inclusive design and how to achieve them

Learn about the seven inclusive design principles, with infographics from Barclays Accessibility Team, and how they apply to web accessibility practices.

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.