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Accessible digital map experiences: a mountain climb or a walk in the park?

Posted on Thursday, 2 April 2020 by David Sloan

The topic of accessible maps recently came up during a conversation with an organisation we’ve been helping. They were worried about the accessibility of digital maps, and they were considering removing them from their websites. Since the maps were provided by a third party, the organisation had no idea what sort of accessibility issues might […]

Headings & Accessibility

Posted on Tuesday, 24 March 2020 by Dennis Deacon

Ed note: this post talks about providing headings as visual and programmatic cues for users while last week’s post, Heading off confusion: When do headings fail WCAG?, talks about evaluating headings in the context of an accessibility review. The two posts necessarily overlap but also provide two ways of approaching useful, usable, and accessible headings. […]

Heading off confusion: When do headings fail WCAG?

Posted on Tuesday, 17 March 2020 by David Swallow
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Ed note: this post talks about evaluating headings in the context of an accessibility review while the following week’s post, Headings & Accessibility, talks about providing headings as visual and programmatic cues for users. The two posts necessarily overlap but also provide two ways of approaching useful, usable, and accessible headings. Headings convey the organization […]

Teaching and learning digital accessibility with AIR

Posted on Thursday, 13 February 2020 by Sarah Horton

Knowbility’s Accessible Internet Rally, or AIR, provides the perfect framework for learning what matters in digital accessibility. Accessibility is the practice of providing features that work for people with disabilities. In the physical environment, these features include braille and raised lettering on signs and elevator buttons, alarms that flash and sound, ramped entryways and automatic […]

The case for learning sign language as an accessibility engineer

Once upon a time I was writing a story in my free time with a Deaf 1 character in it (long since condemned to my draft graveyard). My background research suggested knowing a little about ASL (American Sign Language) to get the character right, so I took a 6-week course to get some of the […]