It is sometimes difficult to know where to start with accessibility. You know it's important, and you want to get it right, but how do you translate that into positive action? Every journey starts with a single step, as the old saying goes, and accessibility is just the same. Everyone on a project team has … Continue reading One small step – Accessibility
Writing text descriptions Really good accessibility takes a strong strategy, thoughtful design, and robust technical implementation, but often it's the small things that make all the difference to the person consuming your content. Text descriptions for images are among the most basic of accessibility requirements, yet they're also amongst the most difficult to get right. … Continue reading Simple recommendations for writing text descriptions that make a big difference
Ensuring 100% of your users have a great experience At Invotra, we take accessibility very seriously. From the very beginning, we were determined to create an intranet that was built with everyone in mind. Our product meets the WCAG 2.0 AA standard. We’ve met with our users up and down the country to understand the challenges that … Continue reading Intranet accessibility demo video – Navigating our homepage using a keyboard only
If you’re a developer, it’s a good idea to be familiar with platform accessibility APIs, and the mechanics of accessibility in the browser. You won’t learn about platform accessibility APIs in school, and few articles on the web discuss them, yet platform accessibility APIs are crucial to the way Assistive Technologies (AT) work. If you … Continue reading What is a platform accessibility API?
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