Facebook found that video captions increase engagement by users. This is a great example of universal design in action!
Today, I want to share two quick things about accessibility (one web, one not) that are both local to MRW Web Design. Seattle Public Schools Accessibility Lawsuit A faithful blog reader let me know about this first story after reading last week’s post on the lawsuit against Harvard and M.I.T. for not captioning videos. Despite minimal news … Continue reading “Good & Bad Accessibility in the Pacific Northwest”
I used to talk about the legal ramifications of having an inaccessible website a lot more. However, WebAIM’s “Hierarchy for Motivating Change” helped me realize there were better arguments in favor of accessibility. That said, sometimes a story is too big to ignore. From the February 12 New York Times: Advocates for the deaf on Thursday filed federal lawsuits … Continue reading “The Last Resort: Harvard & M.I.T. Sued Over Video Captioning [link]”
The article “Universal Design IRL” pushed me to broach the topics of diversity, inclusion, and accessibility with the Seattle WordPress meetup. It’s the starting point for what I hope will be some fruitful discussions that improves the meetup over the long haul.
Two great articles, both about different types of communication.
In this guest post, web designer Erik Parkin discusses the power of the internet as a tool of empowerment and independence.
I used to have a long drawn-out explanation for the importance of accessibility. No more! Read my new argument courtesy of Steve Krug’s classic book, Don’t Make Me Think.
The slider isn’t just a small hamburger, it’s a rampantly-popular way of showcasing content on a website, and it’s one that sometimes gets used with little thought toward effectiveness.While I still believe there are a few instances where it’s appropriate, I think we all could afford to slow down, take a deep breath, and think about what we’re doing with sliders on our websites.
On the internet, websites are used in many ways and by many people that web designers may have never considered. In order to build a website that is accessible everywhere to everyone, it’s important to think about some of the privileges that many web designers share. In this post, I’ll share some common privileges and recommendations for best practices to keep in mind.