Dig’s accessibility consultants and partners write for our blog to share their knowledge and ideas, start conversations, and to learn.
The Importance of Navigation System They are a crucial part of any website. Steve Krug, in his book: “Don’t Make Me Think” says that a good navigation system should answer the following questions: Where am I? How did I get here? Wha…Read more of “Multiple Navigation Panels and Their Labelling at Apple inc.”
Many people, including people using assistive technologies, use Microsoft office for personal, business and academic purposes. For this reason, it is very important to include basic design principles to make sure that everyone has eq…Read more of “How to make documents accessible using Microsoft Word”
Working for Dig Inclusion, part of my role has involved adding captions and transcripts to videos and showing organisations how to do so themselves. In my spare time I’m also on the board of Covenham Plough Community Hub (CPCH), a no…Read more of “Setting up captions for videos for social media: YouTube and Facebook”
What is ARIA? ARIA is an acronym that stands for Accessible Rich Internet Applications. Developed as part of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) and first published in 2014, the main purpose of ARI…Read more of “Use of ARIA with assistive technologies”
It’s been over a year since I starting working in the web accessibility sector. The past year has been a steep learning curve and after a year I am by no means the expert on all things accessibility as there is always more to lear…Read more of “My First Year as an Accessibility Consultant”
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are a set of criteria that measure different elements of a website. There are 78 success criteria across four sections that are separated into three levels of conformance: A, AA and AA…Read more of “What is involved in AAA WCAG conformance?”
The European directive on web accessibility for all UK public sector websites became law on 23rd September 2018, This covers everyone from central Government all the way down to local authorities and parish councils. With a co…Read more of “European directive on accessibility regulations – next steps”