It can be hard keeping up with the constant stream of new gadgets and wearables that make life easier or more productive, such as Nike Fitbit Flex or Microsoft Band. And with the imminent release of the Apple Watch it's set to be the year of the wearables. AbilityNet's Head of Digital Inclusion Robin Christopherson looks at the potential of wearable technology for disabled people.
Expert Resources: #a11y
These are the items that relate to #a11y found on the AbilityNet website. They may be factsheets, webinars, news stories, blog posts or reports.
Blog Post | Feb 2015
Webinar | Feb 2015
This webinar looks in detail at the design of accessible forms. Our experts share their top tips for how to deal with the most common pitfalls and help you reduce abandonment rates and deliver a truly inclusive and effective user experience.
Webinar | Jan 2015
Search Engine Optimisaton (SEO) and accessibility are commonly understood concepts for anyone involved in web development, ecommerce or marketing. For many SEO is seen as an essential function for any business but accessibility is often viewed as ‘nice to have’, or worse an inconvenience - a legal tick box. Few people realise that paying attention to accessibility can deliver real SEO dividends: SEO brings more traffic to your website; accessibility is about opening your website up to the widest possible audience.
News | Sep 2014
Why would a global bank put accessibility at the heart of its business strategy? View the recording of our webinar to find out.
Blog Post | May 2014
As part of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on 15 May we spoke to accessibility experts from around the world to get an idea of the key issues across the globe they see on the horizon. Each of the experts talked about current accessibility issues in their part of the world and a number of common themes emerged:
Blog Post | Feb 2014
The needs of people with Down's Syndrome vary enormously and there may be many ways that computers could help them with communications at work, at home or in education. This blog covers just a few of them and is written to mark World Downs Syndrome Day on March 21.
News | Dec 2013
Shopping online for those Christmas dinner essentials is needlessly difficult for disabled people, concludes a new 'State of the enation' report by AbilityNet. Testers with a range of conditions from blindness and low vision to learning difficulties, shopped for a turkey, a Christmas pudding and a dozen crackers at the five top online food retailers using both website and mobile apps (where available).
Blog Post | Sep 2013
AbilityNet recommends that every site should have an Accessibility help page. Whether you have a fully accessible site or not they provide a useful stepping stone on a user journey, they offer practical help to your customers and show them that you have thought about their needs. As a minimum we recommend that they include:
Blog Post | Sep 2013
Millions of people around the world suffer from dyslexia. AbilityNet's Advice and Information Officer Alex Barker looks at how the condition affects people and some of the ways that computer technology may help people with dyslexia.
News | May 2013
AbilityNet is hosting a free event in London to mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2013. Inclusive Design: Where Accessibility Meets Usability will feature speakers including Robin Christopherson and Julie Howell, followed by a panel that includes Jeremy Keith, Ian Hamilton and Meera Pankhania.