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Browsing with a keyboard

Posted on by Henny Swan

In our third post from our browsing with assistive technology series, we discuss browsing with a keyboard. Keyboards can be plugged in, built-in or attached wirelessly to desktop computers, laptops and mobile devices. They enable access to the entire operating system and applications, including browsers and web content, for people who do not use a mouse.

Introduction to Accessibility Conformance Reports

Posted on by Graeme Coleman

An Accessibility Conformance Report (ACR) is a document that formally summarises the extent to which an information and communications technology (ICT) product or service conforms to an agreed set of international accessibility guidelines and standards.

Browsing with a mobile screen reader

Posted on by Henny Swan

In our second post from our browsing with assistive technology series we discuss mobile screen readers. A screen reader is a software application that announces what's on screen to people who can't see, or understand, what is on screen. They provide access to the entire operating system and applications including browsers.

Browsing with a desktop screen reader

Posted on by Henny Swan

In our first post from our browsing with assistive technologies series we discuss screen readers.

A screen reader is a software application that announces what is on screen to people who cannot see, or who cannot understand, what is displayed visually. They provide access to the entire operating system and applications including browsers and web content.

An inclusive approach to video production

Posted on by Ela Gorla

Some people find accessing audio or visual content in video challenging or impossible; for this reason, providing alternatives is a requirement of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. It is a common belief that producing alternatives are expensive and time-consuming. This can be the case when accessibility is not considered at the planning stage of video content.

This article describes an inclusive approach to video production that allows you to create accessible videos without expensive add-ons.

Sustainable accessibility

Posted on by Léonie Watson

It takes time and effort to embed sustainable accessibility into an organisation. It cannot be achieved through disconnected activities like assessments or training (although such things can be useful in their own right); sustainable accessibility needs a co-ordinated and evolving plan that encompasses every aspect of the organisation.

Choosing the right type of accessibility assessment

Posted on by Léonie Watson

When it comes to digital accessibility, most people immediately think of audits (or assessments, as we call them here at TetraLogical). Organisations want a comprehensive understanding of what is "wrong" with their website or app, so they can fix it and claim compliance. While this approach works well in many situations, there are times when a different type of assessment is worth considering. Before requesting an accessibility assessment, many factors should be taken into consideration, including the current level of awareness and knowledge of teams as well as the organisation's short and long-term accessibility objectives.

This article gives an overview of what an accessibility assessment is, when it is beneficial, and when another service such as an Initial assessment may be better suited.

Representative samples for accessibility assessments

Posted on by Léonie Watson

When a website is assessed using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), it is rarely feasible to test every single page. Instead, the assessment can be based on a sample of pages that are representative of the website as a whole, to keep things as efficient and cost-effective as possible.

WCAG primer

Posted on by Léonie Watson

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are a set of recommendations for making websites and apps accessible to people with disabilities. This article explains WCAG and how to use them.

Public sector accessibility regulations

Posted on by Léonie Watson

A new law concerning the accessibility of public sector websites and mobile apps came into effect in 2018. This article explains what the Public Sector Accessibility Regulations mean, what’s included and what isn’t, and the deadlines by which all public sector websites and mobile apps must comply.

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