HUMANISING TECHNOLOGY Blog

Thoughts, ideas and solutions on UX, web accessibility and design

All posts by Emily Coward

25th February 2013
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Text Resizing Tips

Tips for making sure people can resize the text on your website with content becoming lost or obscured.

18th July 2012
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Developer tools to help check web accessibility

Three tips for using the web developer toolbar to help check for accessibility issues on your website.

30th November 2011
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Movement on a website: 5 things to consider

Websites are all about getting people to find and interact with content as quickly as possible. But how do you encourage people to engage with certain pieces of content above others? Some websites choose to do this by adding movement to the content.

22nd August 2011
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Keyboard accessibility quick tip

A quick accessibility tip to help you make sure your web pages aren’t reliant on someone using just a mouse and can be operated by someone using a keyboard instead.

4th April 2011
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Web Accessibility

Accessible Tabs – Part 2: The Solution

As we saw in Accessible Tabs Part 1 – The Problem, there are several accessibility issues with tabs created for the web compared to those created for use in software applications. Tabs on the web should ideally replicate the functionality used in applications, so they are more intuitive for everyone. In this article we will look at three existing scripts for creating accessible tabs.

7th March 2011
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Web Accessibility

Accessible Tabs – Part 1: The Problem

Tabs are a well recognised feature of many of today’s websites. Websites such as the BBC, Yahoo and the National Autistic Society all use tabs to utilise the space on their pages by showing more content in a smaller area. The use of tabs on the web is still a relatively new feature which has only really become popular in the last few years. This surge in popularity is mainly due to the introduction of JavaScript libraries such as jQuery which make it extremely easy to add tabs to a website.

7th March 2011
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Order of Content

The second installment from Nomensa’s How To guides. Emily Coward, Senior Web Developer at Nomensa discusses the importance of making sure the order of content on a website is logical to ensure that it makes sense when it’s read through from top to bottom by someone using a screen reader.

22nd December 2010
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Web Accessibility

7 Tips and Techniques For Multi-lingual Website Accessibility

If you’ve ever worked on or built a multi-lingual website you will know there are a million and one things to keep in mind. Sorting out domain names, web server configuration, URL structure, page layout and the translation of content are likely to be high on your ‘to do’ list. With all that keeping you busy, meeting the accessibility requirements for your website may slip to the bottom of the pile. This shouldn’t be the case as making your multi-lingual website accessible is easy to achieve.

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