Is my website accessible?

Reading Time: 11 minutes

Well, if you are asking, it probably isn’t. Accessibility is usually not that hard to achieve but you have to have this in mind while creating your website, not as an after thought.

This post is written for people who are new to digital accessibility and want to learn how to improve it.

screenshot of the website Lingscars.com . There is text, drawings pictures everywhere, very flashy colours, different fonts, everything is competing for your attention
Example of a terrible website. You can see it for yourself warning: flashing colours, sounds, animations and more …
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Security questions

Reading Time: 5 minutes

Quite often now, when you create an account, you’re supposed to pick a question and enter your answer to it. There are many problems with this.

screenshot of a list of questions you can chose from and one of them (circled in red) is: what is your favourite security question?
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Ice cream base

Reading Time: 2 minutes

This is something I used to do at kids parties: do your own ice cream.

No need for a fancy machine, just two ingredients.

little pots of ice cream with trace of jam at the top, behind, there is a pot of whipping cream, a pot of jam and a tin of condensed milk
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Improving digital skills – a tool using the GOV.UK prototype kit – part 2

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The idea: developing a website where people can fill in forms which look like the real ones but simplified to learn and become more confident. This is Jumana Almusawi‘s idea: she contacted me about it back in February on LinkedIn.

A lot has happen since my last blog post about this. Work is nearly completed and we tested with learners on Zoom recently.

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Good Services – Book notes

Reading Time: 4 minutes

I’ve gathered these notes a while ago after reading it. I will start to put my notes from books (or recorded talks for example), as blog posts for me, but also, to be able to share with people who don’t have time to read.

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Life outside work

Reading Time: 5 minutes

A green doughnut started a big reflection this morning. This wasn’t on my to do list for today.

Lately, I’m doing a lot outside work, all super interesting but all competing for my time. A little bit of all this has always been there but it’s growing a lot lately.

cork board with images of various meetups, associations, logos of twitter, Zoom, Slack, a coronavius photo, plants, and other illustrations of my activities links by red lines going to pins on the photo
Can’t credit all. The green doughtnut is by Kate Raworth, the practitioner stories illustration is by Angela F. Orviz, most photos from Twitter and collage made with Miro.
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