Small businesses and start-ups always have a tight budget when it comes to creating an online presence. It’s understandable with most of the money going into creating a sustainable business. So a website may not be your first priority.
Today, the 13th November 2018, marks Purple Tuesday, a UK-wide event that is promoting accessible shopping, established to recognise the needs of disabled people in the UK and ensure that their shopping experience, online or offline, is as inclusive as possible.
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.