Idealware’s Content Migration Lessons [link]

[W]e weren’t prepared for how much work it would take, and as our web design team moved steadily closer to launch our migration initiative fell behind. Yesterday, Idealware launched their new website. To promote it, they sent out a newsletter with some great lessons learned from the migration. I wanted to link to it, though, so … Continue reading “Idealware’s Content Migration Lessons [link]”

Conservative Design & Development in “The inaccessible web” [link]

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]”

Cases for Accessibility [link]

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]”

Death To PDFs! [link]

I’m not a huge fan of Medium.com, but my dislike of PDFs is far stronger, so I was excited to see The Heritage Foundation ((I’m no fan of The Heritage Foundation’s politics and beliefs either. I did not read this report, but the section “Poverty and Dependence” is awfully objectionable. What I like is the technical desire to avoid a … Continue reading “Death To PDFs! [link]”

Tip: CTRL/CMD + F for Find in Page [link]

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]”

Applying User Experience to Real Life [link]

An article came through my feeds yesterday that really struck a chord for a bunch of reasons. It’s hard not to just paste the whole piece here. In “Shut Up and Listen.”, a fellow Seattlite tied together a whole bunch of related strands into great essay. His jumping off point was the recent Black Lives Matter protest which … Continue reading “Applying User Experience to Real Life [link]”

The Last Resort: Harvard & M.I.T. Sued Over Video Captioning [link]

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]”