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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.

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.

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. 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.

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.

Content 7th October 2019

How to write better alt-text descriptions for accessibility

Adding alt-text to images is an important part 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 and apps that help me navigate the world | Glen Turner

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

Learn how to make your Facebook page more accessible and inclusive of disabled people.