The roots of social media stretch far deeper than you can possibly imagine. Despite it seeming a relatively recent phenomenon, sites like Facebook and Twitter are the logical outcome of centuries worth of social development among the human population.
One in four people in the UK are affected by a mental health problem at least once in their lifetime. When it comes to mental health in the workplace, it can be a huge challenge, at least one in six workers are affected by mental health conditions including anxiety and depression.
Carrying on the ‘HeX World Tour’, our Creative Director, James, went down to the London Accessibility Meetup on 23 August to talk about how the community can help local authorities when it comes to accessibility.
As our intrepid team departed for WordCamp Brighton (17-18 August), we took a look at what the word on the street is about WordCamp.
The HeX team gets about a bit in terms of WordCamp. Only this year, James has spoken at Belfast, Boston (USA) and now Brighton – although we’re not tied to just the ‘B’ places, we’re off to NYC in September and might rock up at Manchester WordCamp in October.
Here at HeX, we are huge advocates of accessibility and pledge to make sure every website that we build is accessible for people with disabilities. This includes those with visual, hearing and mobility impairments as well as those with learning difficulties.
In the UK, around 9 million people are deaf or hard of hearing and according to the British Deaf Association, more than 151,000 people around the country use British Sign Language (BSL) at home to communicate with others.