We often post about how good Apple is on accessibility, but a legal complaint against the company by a screenreader user last month has shown that even the biggest tech giants can fall foul of accessibility regulations and guidelines sometimes.
Expert Resources: accessibility
These are the items that relate to accessibility found on the AbilityNet website. They may be factsheets, webinars, news stories, blog posts or reports.
Blog Post | Sep 2018
Blog Post | Aug 2018
The UK Government has recently published its response to a consultation process on its plans to implement European accessibility legislation for public sector websites. In it, the Government clearly states who will be monitoring and reporting on websites and apps and who will be enforcing the law - but will proactive enforcement finally become a reality?
Blog Post | Jun 2018
Last month AbilityNet (AN) had the opportunity to interview Ian Hamilton (IH) - an accessibility specialist and advocate working to raise the bar for accessibility in the games industry. Prior to accessibility, his background was in design and UX but for the last ten years Ian has specialised in game accessibility and is often called on to speak about the topic at various conferences and events.
Blog Post | Jun 2018
We asked our Accessibility and Usability Consultants to share their thoughts about accessibility in gaming.Like most digital sectors the championing of inclusive design in video games has been ongoing and becoming more prominent in recent years. Companies such as EA (Electronic Arts) have for some time considered accessibility and have posted help articles for their titles, but it wasn't until earlier this year that the EA accessibility portal was launched.
News | Jun 2018
We've focussed our comms this month on accessibility in gaming. You're likely aware of the increase in popularity of video games in the last few years, particularly with the availability of games on mobile devices. However you might not know that an estimated 52% of the online population play games and recent predictions suggest that by 2021 the UK gaming market will be worth £5.2bn - making it one of Europe’s largest markets and the fifth largest in the world.
Blog Post | Apr 2018
Accessible gaming for disabled children, e-reader for blind people, AbilityNet is looking for technology that’s inclusive by design
Webinar | Apr 2018
This webinar focussed on autism and accessibility - looking at the design challenges, but also the solutions for people with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder).
News | Apr 2018
Accessibility never sits still and in April we'll be focussing on autism and accessibility - looking at the design challenges but also the solutions for people with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). Make sure you register to secure your place, even if unable to attend, as you'll receive details about when recordings will be made available to watch.
Webinar | Mar 2018
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) continue to provide the benchmark for improving the accessibility of web content for people with health conditions and impairments. Version 2.1 was released in late January 2018 and our free webinar took a look at what's new in the guidelines.
News | Mar 2018
Accessibility never sits still and in the coming months we will be hosting two free webinars to share the latest news from the sector. Our first webinar in March will focus on 'What's new in WCAG 2.1' and will look at the new success criteria from the recent WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) 2.1 release.