ARIA and the Intranet

Here at Invotra, accessibility is a huge part of what we do, and as such, we use the popular ARIA library to interface with all accessibility and screen reader technologies. WAI-ARIA stands for “Web Accessibility Initiative -  Accessible Rich Internet Applications” and it helps provide information into the accessibility tree, being especially useful in situations … Continue reading ARIA and the Intranet

Why is HTML so important to accessibility?

You often hear people say that HTML is important for good accessibility, and then say that using div and span elements to re-create HTML elements is harmful to accessibility. At first, this doesn't make any sense. Div and span elements are HTML after all. To find out the reason why these two statements are both … Continue reading Why is HTML so important to accessibility?

Improving the accessibility of your intranet

I recently ran a workshop on accessibility at the Intranet Now conference with my colleague Billy. You can see the presentation deck and notes, although a lot of what we talked about included a live demo - I’ve summarised what we discussed below. Using Wave to evaluate the accessibility of your intranet Wave is a … Continue reading Improving the accessibility of your intranet

Sharing our accessibility challenges at Intranet Now

Back in the office and the Intranet Now conference already feels like a world away. Where to start? As Martin White has already said in his write-up, how do you sum up a day with *such* a packed agenda? Organised by Wedge and Brian, Intranet Now is a great opportunity to share best practice, learn from others’ mistakes and meet potential new friends … Continue reading Sharing our accessibility challenges at Intranet Now

Creating an Accessible Experience: AX > UX

I thought I would share our recent experience and the learnings we had. For many years now we as a web development industry have always reassured ourselves that we are creating accessible web sites / applications.  We spend countless hours working out exactly how a pages should look and measure pixels everywhere, this evolved recently … Continue reading Creating an Accessible Experience: AX > UX