How digital inclusion can help in giving independence to the elderly

There are almost 700 million people worldwide who are now over the age of 60. Though many are confident in using digital technology, there may be others that need a helping hand in accessing the vital information and services that the internet can offer. 

Awareness days, Accessibility

It’s ‘Time to Act’ on National Inclusion Week and embed accessible change

National Inclusion Week (NIW) runs between 26 September and 2 October 2022. This year’s empowering theme is ‘Time to Act: The Power of Now’, which is focused on taking action on inclusion.

Awareness days, Accessibility

Uniting with the Deaf community on International Day of Sign Languages

International Day of Sign Languages (IDSL) raises awareness of recognising the importance of the beautiful language and celebrates the different national sign languages around the world that unites the Deaf community.

Awareness days, Deaf/HOH

Inspiring future generations of web developers on National Coding Week

It’s National Coding Week. A week all about learning new digital skills and encouraging our younger generation to embrace learning coding.

Awareness days

How to build an inclusive online platform for the Deaf community

The 2022 theme for International Week of Deaf People (IWDP) is centred around ‘Building Inclusive Communities for All’. Technology is an important aspect that plays a vital role in achieving this. 

Awareness days, Deaf/HOH

Meet HeX’s work experience placement, Prentice Reek

Prentice has joined the HeX team from John Flamsteed Community School, in Derbyshire. During his work experience placement he’ll be learning all about digital accessibility!

Industry, Team, Accessibility

Setting the record straight: A guide to accessibility overlays

If you’re thinking about building an accessible website, or you’re looking for best accessibility practices, there’s a strong likelihood that you’ve come across the use of accessibility toolbars. These are also known as ‘accessibility overlays’. In this guide we look into whether they are good or bad for accessibility on websites.

Industry, Accessibility, Development, Web design