When is a heading not a heading? Don’t worry, we’re not getting all existentialist on you. It’s a serious question, and the answer lies behind one of the most common accessibility problems on the web.
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Checking colour contrast
Consider the links, headings and other text content on your website. Do you think the colours you’ve chosen contrast well against their background? More to the point, how can you tell?
What are captions?
Everybody’s using YouTube. Government departments, media corporations and individuals with bright ideas all broadcast themselves. YouTube might be everywhere, but is your content reaching everyone?
Knowing about audio description, captions and transcripts, is the way to reach an even wider audience. In the third of a series of articles on multimedia accessibility, we take a look at captions.
eAccessibility Forum meeting
Every little helps?
If you shop at Tesco, you'll know that "every little helps". If you're one of their blind or partially sighted online customers though, you might be forgiven for thinking otherwise. As Tesco close their access site and move people over to their new primary website, there are growing concerns about how accessibility has been factored into the user experience.
BS8878 Web accessibility code of practice consultation
It’s been 18 months since BS8878 first went out for public consultation. At the time, this forthcoming web accessibility code of practice from the British Standards Institution (BSI) received an unprecedented amount of feedback. Now a second draft is available for public consultation, and this is where we need your help!
What is an Accessibility Audit?
An accessibility audit is a thorough evaluation of your website using recognised guidelines and metrics. There are a lot of different approaches to doing an accessibility audit; this article gives you the low-down on exactly what you need to know.
What are Transcripts?
Knowing about audio description, captions and transcripts, is the way to reach an even wider audience. In the second of a series of articles on multimedia accessibility, we take a look at transcripts.