Often, when people hear the term ‘digital accessibility’, they think of it purely as a web developer’s responsibility. An assumption that is very wrong. Even if a platform is built to be accessible, it’s the upkeep of online content, whether through blogs, news announcements, digital documents, or general updates, that ensures a platform remains accessible.
The design of digital platforms for people who are colour blind is often overlooked, even though 4.5% of the population need adjustments to be able to interact with online content. This blog looks into ways to use inclusive colours to enable digital accessibility.
You’ve probably heard the terminology alternative text used when looking into digital accessibility, but do you know the best inclusive practices on how to use and write it? If not, then this blog will talk you through all you need to create accessible image descriptions and how to add alt text to your digital content.
As part of the Digital Accessibility Matters campaign, we caught up with Shaw Trust Accessibility Services Screen Reader Assessor Alan, who shares what digital accessibility means to him.
Award-winning disability blogger, freelance writer and communications professional, Holly Tuke, shares an inspiring blog that delves into the importance of digital accessibility.
Everyone loves the use of a good emoji. However, did you know that if they aren’t used in the correct way, they can cause cognitive overload for some users and become an accessibility nightmare for blind people or those with low vision? Similarly, as useful as hashtags are as an outreach tool, there are best practices to make sure they are inclusive for everyone to interact with.
Hyperlinks are found on every web page across the internet and are one of the most basic, yet most important, aspects of web accessibility.