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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.

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.

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.

Service design 29th October 2019

Complaints guide for encountering online accessibility barriers

Paul Smyth offers guidance and advice on how to raise a complaint about accessibility. Learn how to provide feedback when encountering online barriers.

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.

Content writing 7th October 2019

How to write better alt-text descriptions for accessibility

Adding alt-text to images is an important aspect of web accessibility. It allows people using screen readers to process images on a page. It includes visually impaired and blind users in the conversation.

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.

Social media 17th September 2019

How to make your Facebook business page more accessible

This article talks about how businesses, social media managers, influencers and publishers can make their Facebook presence more inclusive.

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?

Social media 6th September 2019

How to make your Twitter feed more accessible

Tips for tweeting in a way that's more accessible for people who are deaf, blind, visually impaired and screen reader users.

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.

Content management 3rd September 2019

How to make your GIFs accessible with the AX GIF plugin

GIFs have become an important part of internet pop culture. More and more online publishers from Buzzfeed to Cosmopolitan rely on GIFs to fill their articles. But what many content creators and online publishers are unaware of is that screen readers can't understand them.

Inclusive design 3rd September 2019

Why Android 10’s Live Caption feature is an accessibility win

For people who are deaf or hard of hearing, Android 10's Live Caption feature is a real game-changer. Captions can now be automated in almost any app, with any video media that's playing. But it's not just those who are hard of hearing who benefit.

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.