Reading Time: 2 minutes To reach your audience, make sure everyone can access your posts. Alt text All your pictures (including diagrams) should have an Alt text (alternative text) which will be read by a screen reader for users who can’t see them. Here how to do this: on Twitter on Linkedin on Facebook… Read More »Making your social media posts accessible
Reading Time: 11 minutes What I took back from it, plus this year: my experience as a volunteer, and lightning talk speaker. If you can only go to one conference, this is the one to choose One day of talks with great speakers (single track event so you don’t have to worry about making… Read More »Accessibility Scotland Conference — 2019 edition
Reading Time: 3 minutes A short post to help people new to these terms Accessibility Usually, when they hear “Accessibility” most people think: screen readers, wheelchairs, and more recently they might even think of dyslexia for example. But there is much more to it: In the UK, 1 in 5 people have a disability.… Read More »Inclusion, Accessibility, Assisted digital needs - what’s the difference?
Reading Time: 7 minutes What is an invisible disability? The Invisible Disabilities Association says: An invisible disability is a physical, mental or neurological condition that is not visible from the outside, yet can limit or challenge a person’s movements, senses, or activities. Symptoms can be debilitating pain, fatigue, dizziness, cognitive dysfunctions, learning differences, mental health disorders,… Read More »Should you have to ‘come out’ as disabled when you have an invisible disability?
Reading Time: 7 minutes Questioning how we do things seems to be suggested everywhere you look these days: inclusion, accessibility, sustainability, ethics, ecology, data protection … there are many things to take into account when you design a service or a product. Some questions Are we designing something that is actually needed and are… Read More »Is this the right thing to do?
Reading Time: 6 minutes Since July, I’ve been learning more about Accessibility. I did two online courses and yesterday I was at the Accessibility Scotland conference in Edinburgh (my first ever conference!) which I really enjoyed. So if you would like to learn more about it too (and really, everyone should) I thought I’d share my… Read More »Learning about Accessibility