All posts for "Web Accessibility" category

Accessibility and Externalities

Published
4th June 2015
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Alastair Campbell
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Accessibility and Externalities

Alastair Campbell, Director of Accessibility at Nomensa and speaker at Interact London discusses the costs of accessibility, which can be seen in economic terms as 'externalities' and the ROI an accessible site can unlock.

How to improve accessibility of overlay windows – part 2

Published
21st October 2014
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Gosia Mlynarczyk
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How to improve accessibility of overlay windows – part 2

In the first part of this article, I've discussed keyboard accessibility issues which are often found in overlay windows, and which affect both sighted keyboard users and screen reader users. Apart from keyboard accessibility issues, dialogs can be tricky to use for screen reader users for few other reasons.

How to improve the accessibility of overlay windows – part 1

Published
30th September 2014
by 
Gosia Mlynarczyk
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How to improve the accessibility of overlay windows – part 1

Lightbox, modal window, dialog, overlay… There are many names used to describe a component with the same (or very similar) functionality. For the purpose of this article, I will use these terms interchangeably to refer to a window which is triggered by the user, appears on top of the viewed page overlaying other content, and which must be acknowledged by the user before they can come back to the main page area.

More Tips for Creating Accessible Forms

Published
16th July 2014
by 
Kate Bradbury
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More Tips for Creating Accessible Forms

Tips to help make your forms more accessible, covering common issues that I have come across when evaluating forms for accessibility conformance and providing techniques for improving their overall accessibility.

Improving travel website accessibility

Published
27th March 2014
by 
Alastair Campbell
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Improving travel website accessibility

Web accessibility can increase customer satisfaction, generate revenue, improves brand loyalty and can even enhance search engine performance. It’s also a legal requirement under the Equality Act 2010. But how many travel companies recognise this potential?

Design for accessibility workshop

Published
15th April 2013
by 
Alastair Campbell
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Design for accessibility workshop

Last Friday at UX London I did my workshop on designing for accessibility. The aim was to tackle accessibility from an interaction point of view, and work out the best way to incorporate accessibility in to your design process. Hopefully I'll re-run it at UX Bristol.