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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.
News | Oct 2015
Webinar | Apr 2015
Why should you build accessibility into your next digital? How does it help your bottom line?
News | Apr 2015
AbilityNet is running a series of workplace webinars to help anyone with an interest in assisting disabled people in the workplace, including HR professionals, managers, occupational health professionals, colleagues, advisers, friends and IT staff.
Blog Post | Feb 2015
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.
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).