Nonprofit organizations should care deeply about web accessibility, and recent studies show they’re falling short. Nonprofits must make web accessibility a priority to better serve their constituents and embody their values in their websites.
WordPress 5.0 contains a massive change to content editing. Without working through a systematic review of what’s been built, I don’t know how anyone can be sure that it is ready for release. The project needs more time and public validation that it’s ready.
I’m a big fan of the podcast 99% Invisible, and have even blogged about how an earlier episode of theirs related to web design. I’ve got another one to share now! Episode #308, “Curb Cuts”, looked at the “curb cut effect”, in which an accessibility accommodation proves useful to just about anyone. Curb cuts are … Continue reading “The Curb Cut Effect & Your Website”
I had a great time “speed geeking” with 30 folks. In 5 minutes, I introduce them to web accessibility, showed examples of assistive technology and accessibility problems, and gave them a quick intro to the tota11y accessibility testing tool!
There are great events coming up this month, June, September, and November. Get them on your calendar, learn more about the web, and come hang out with me!
November 17, 2016 from 12:00-1:30, I’ll be presenting “Web For All: Building Better Websites with Web Accessibility” at 501 Commons. This is a free event for all nonprofits! Please come and bring a friend.
After listing common heading errors in a recent post, it’s time to talk about how to find problems on your own site!
It’s really important not just to use headings when writing for the web but to use them correctly. Here are the most common mistakes I see when people try to use headings.
A while back, I wrote about how I’m a “web conservative.” Recently, I was reading “The inaccessible web: how we got into this mess” by Mischa Andrews, and it perfectly described what I was getting at: When clients and executives and developers and — anyone, really — talk about digital innovation, do they always mean it? Or is ‘innovation’ also used to … Continue reading “Conservative Design & Development in “The inaccessible web” [link]”
Facebook found that video captions increase engagement by users. This is a great example of universal design in action!
Slideshows aren’t the new, hip things they used to be, and they never should have been! Now is time to cut the cord on your nonprofit website’s home page slideshow.
On my blog, in talks, and in my work with clients, I’ve really taken it upon myself to advocate for accessible design and development practices. There are so many good arguments for accessibility, yet it’s not always easy to get decision makers to buy in to accessibility requirements or commit to investing money in accessibility. Elle … Continue reading “Cases for Accessibility [link]”
Last week’s episode of the WordPress Help Twins featured none other than yours truly as the the guest! We talked about WordPress…and cats on jet skis.
The first in a new series of posts that let you know what I’m up to!
Saturday, October 24, 2015, I was at McCaw Hall at Seattle Center, presenting at WordCamp Seattle: Beginner Edition about web accessibility’s importance for all website users and four specific techniques that beginning WordPress users could implement on their sites.
Do you know what CTRL + F on Windows does (or CMD + F on Macs)? In many programs, it allows you to “Find in Page.” This is immensely useful, particularly in browsers and word processors. If you don’t know it, join the club! Apparently most people don’t: 90 percent of people in their studies don’t … Continue reading “Tip: CTRL/CMD + F for Find in Page [link]”