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?
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.
6 quick tools to test for accessibility
There are several automated tools that test against global accessibility standards. Use these quick web tools to find out how accessible your website is.
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.
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.
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.
10 ways to make your written content accessible | Life of a Blind Girl
Everyone has different levels of vision and people use a wide range of assistive technology, such as screen readers or magnification software. It’s important to make your content accessible to everyone. Blind blogger Holly shares her top 10 tips for making your written content accessible and inclusive.
5 things to think about when designing inclusively
While learning to design in an inclusive way is a journey that never stops, here are some basic pointers to help get you on the right track to making truly inclusive design.
How to create an accessible brand | The Team
The launch of a successful new brand with 'accessibility first ' approach is key to achieving inspiration design. Read about the impact it can have internally and externally on your business.
A guide to alternative formats for accessibility
Good design and communication are about engaging as much of your audience as possible. Read guidance on the alternative formats to consider so that all audiences are able to digest your messages.
Accessible illustration that connects and reflects society
Illustration is a powerful tool for bringing different kinds of information to life. Read how a collaborative, inclusive design progress in developing an illustration style brings clarity and personality to a new brand.
The importance of words and language in a business rebrand
There is often a lot of focus on design following a rebrand. But a brand’s choice of words is just as important. Read how a brand can be positioned and tone of voice can express a unique personality and inform culture and communications.
Colour accessibility in branding: the basics
Our perception is coloured by the context in which we view it. Explore best practices in colour design that express and compliment your brand to ensure your product is accessible to all audiences.
Typography in the mind
Understanding your target audience and applying inclusive design practices ensures that accessible typography contributes to the success of a design without compromising on modern aesthetic qualities. Insights from Bruno Maag from international typeface designers Dalton Maag explores the role of typography in accessibility.
Championing accessible design and disability equality
Scope's visual identity was co-designed with The Team, using accessible, inclusive design to inspire a movement. Read how by designing all the elements of a brand with accessibility in mind, you can achieve inspirational design applicable to all audiences.