All posts for "Accessibility" tag

Making websites accessible without sacrificing aesthetics

Published
5th August 2013
by 
Simon Norris
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Making websites accessible without sacrificing aesthetics

Fifteen years after the Web Accessibility Initiative was launched, which aimed to improve web usability for those with disabilities, online accessibility is still widely ignored. Far too often there is a belief that a compromise must be made between accessibility and an attractive design.

A Responsive Web Design primer

Published
4th July 2013
by 
Simon Norris
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A Responsive Web Design primer

In less than 2 years responsive web design (RWD) has become a digital design trend.

If you think the number of devices that needs to be considered is mind-boggling in 2013 this is likely to be insignificant to the potential ways we will use information (and screens) in the future. This makes the whole RWD approach very practical and those who have embraced it are building a platform that will allow future devices.

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.

Text Resizing Tips

Published
25th February 2013
by 
Emily Coward
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Text Resizing Tips

Tips for making sure users of your website can resize the text without content becoming lost or obscured.

Accessibility - Where are we now Mr Bowie?

Published
21st January 2013
by 
Léonie Watson
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Accessibility - Where are we now Mr Bowie?

Dear David Bowie,

You may be one of my music Heroes, but your new website isn’t so much Rock n Roll Suicide as inclusive design murder. If The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell, your website is leading the way.

Accessibility is part of UX (it isn’t a swear word)

Published
13th November 2012
by 
Léonie Watson
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Accessibility is part of UX (it isn’t a swear word)

People often go a bit wobbly when accessibility is mentioned. Visions of text only websites, monochrome designs and static content swirl in their heads. Teeth are gritted, excuses are prepared, and battle conditions ensue.

The reality is that accessibility is simply a key part of UX. A truly outstanding digital experience is a fusion of accessibility, usability, creativity and technology. The trick is to weave those things together, and to do that successfully there needs to be a cross pollination of skills and expertise.