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Here is the text transcript of the video: “So how can I help you? Now I’m a web designer, web developer, web accessibility specialist mostly working in the third sector. But I don’t really think of myself as just a web designer. I have a wider view of what my job is. My job is… Continue Reading What Can I Do For You? Outlining My Approach to Web Design
1. Left align text Align your text to the left and leave it ragged on the right. Left-aligned text increases reading speed. The straight left edge helps to anchor the eye when starting a new line. Never fully justify text as it can create serious readability problems. Even if you personally like the look of… Continue Reading Ten tips to make your web text easier to read
I’m offering a technical website accessibility audit and report to Level A of WCAG 2.0 for only £950. The audit will be completed and a report delivered to you in five working days. I have been working in the area of website accessibility since 1996, so you can be sure that no-one else will bring… Continue Reading Website Accessibility ‘WCAG A’ Audit Deal
I’d like to tell you about a project that I have recently been working on called, Evenbreak. They provide such a fantastic service that I feel I need to spread the word. The aim of Evenbreak is to help disabled people and inclusive employers find each other. Employers upload jobs and disabled people register their employment… Continue Reading Developing An Accessible Searchable Directory For Evenbreak
Set up a Facebook Page rather than a personal profile page. If you use a personal profile for an organisation you are breaking Facebook rules. On a practical level, you can share your Page ‘feed’ on your website, though not your personal profile. Add an attractive and relevant cover photo. Change it often. When creating… Continue Reading 20 Simple But Effective Facebook Marketing Tips
What is the public sector equality duty for? The public sector equality duty is designed to ensure that those carrying out public functions (including public authorities) consider how they can contribute to and help foster a more equal society. They have a duty to promote good relations between different groups and to advocate and advance… Continue Reading Public Sector Equality Duty – A summary
Equality Act 2010 was designed to simplify UK anti-discrimination laws by aggregating several related laws into one. It replaces, among other acts, the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, (DDA, Race Relations Act 1976 and the Sex Discrimination Act 1975. In summary, the Act makes it illegal to discriminate on the grounds of a person’s race, religion… Continue Reading Equality Act 2010 – A Summary
Just a quick follow up from my New Year Newsletter in which I gently encouraged you to think about your website and online marketing strategy. One area I mentioned in my newsletter was website accessibility. As I am sure you already know, it is considered a form of discrimination if disabled people are not able… Continue Reading The ‘cast iron’ business case for accessible website design
On the 3rd of May the European Parliament, the European Council and the European Commission agreed that in future all public sector websites and mobile apps should be made accessible. The text still requires approval by the Council and the Parliament before coming into force. Assuming approval, members states will have 21 months to include… Continue Reading European Commission welcomes agreement to make public sector websites and apps more accessible
An article I’ve just written for Disability Today: 25 years on the Web: have I learned anything yet? Yes people did wander the earth when there was no Facebook, no Google and no World Wide Web. I can’t say I remember it well (my memory is not the best) but I was certainly there. I… Continue Reading 25 years on the Web: have I learned anything yet?
Non-profits need to ensure their websites are accessible. This jargon free guide will help.