Reading Time: 11 minutes Accessibility is progressing but not as fast as it should. Using my own learning journey, I’ll tell you about 7 misconceptions which might prevent you from improving the accessibility of your design. This blog post is a summary of a talk I delivered at the UCD Gathering Conference. The recording… Read More »Avoiding misconceptions on your accessibility learning journey
Accessibility – Inclusion
Reading Time: 6 minutes I’ve been writing about ‘removing barriers’ a lot in the past year: barriers for disabled people, barriers into design careers and more. Before trying to remove a barrier, we need to identify it first and understand it. Universal barriers I work in government. Any service we design is assessed using… Read More »Removing barriers
Reading Time: 3 minutes You might know about Plain English or plain language, but what about plain numbers? Only 1 in 2 adults have the numeracy level expected at primary level. Maths makes 1 out of 4 people feeling anxious. Last week was Service Week – an event for public servants where you can… Read More »Plain numbers
Reading Time: 5 minutes I’ve just finished catching up with many talks from the SDinGOV Conference. So here are some thoughts on what made a speaker better than another for me. Note: This is only my point of view. I attend a lot of events (all of them online since 2020), I don’t have… Read More »Advice for speakers
Reading Time: 6 minutes I’m one of the organisers of UX Glasgow and during our latest event we talked about accessibility. It wasn’t recorded on the night but I made a video of the part I talked through after the event. I had added manually subtitles in Youtube before for short videos but this… Read More »Adding subtitles and a transcript to your video
Reading Time: 10 minutes I rarely talk about it. It’s the first time I write about it. It’s not secret though, if asked directly, I’ll say it: I have M.E. also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or CFS/ME. Most people don’t know what this means, including GPs and other health practitioners and some even… Read More »An invisible side of M.E.
Reading Time: 2 minutes For Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) this year, I’ve been creating short videos to raise awareness for people I work with. They are based on slides which could be adapted by others if they want to advocate for accessibility too. 5 themes From experience, in a work context, we usually… Read More »Advocating for accessibility
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 for people who are new to digital accessibility and want to learn how to improve it.Read More »Is my website accessible?
I chose to create this blog instead of using Medium (and explained it in a previous post) to be more in control, and to provide a better experience for the readers.Read More »Making this blog using WordPress – Behind the scenes