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Digital Accessibility is a fascinating, complex subject that can seem to be quite scary but actually, the principles of it are quite logical and straightforward.

The biggest challenge we find is getting people started on their digital accessibility journey.

We love sharing our experiences and our thoughts through this blog.

Whether it is looking at accessible web design, an accessibility audit or any other aspect of digital accessibility, we hope that you find them interesting and engaging.

 

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A Quick Guide to Minimalistic Web Design

Posted on 9 December 2022

One design style that never goes out of trend is minimalistic. Simple lines, lack of clutter and subtle hues...

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What emotions do you feel when you hear the words “Accessibility Audit?”

Posted on 8 December 2022

What do you feel? Anxiety?Fear?Relief?It is a challenging question. I had never realised just how challenging it could be.Sometimes the...

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Where Will Web Design Be 1 Year From Now?

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Technology is advancing with each passing day in the 21st century. The internet has become an essential part of our...

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Here is why you should consider website accessibility from the beginning!

Posted on 24 November 2022

Starting a new development I have just started consulting on a new project. It is the development of a search...

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The Tab Test

Posted on 27 October 2022

A test that anyone can do! Would you like a quick way to find out if the website you are...

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Website Accessibility Training Day 27th October 2022

Posted on 25 October 2022

This event has been postponed for a few weeks time in a new venue, details to follow... This training day...

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As you can see, our beautfiul new website is now live

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We are so excited about our brand-new website! Our goal with our website is to create a space that is...

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A message for web designers everywhere

Posted on 19 October 2022

Are you struggling? Are you a web designer? Are you struggling with accessibility?You do not have to struggle any more.You...

10 Top Tips to make your content more accessible by Access by Design

10 top tips on improving the accessibility of your website

Posted on 11 October 2022

Web accessibility is a complicated area, a lot of people are confused by it.It is one of those subjects...

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Should a website that is fully accessible for disabled people cost more?

Posted on 6 October 2022

Should accessibility be expensive? Should a website that is fully accessible for disabled people...

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This is why I hate website accessibility overlays

Posted on 30 September 2022

What is a web accessibility overlay? (Extract taken from: https://overlayfactsheet.com/)Overlays are a broad term for technologies that aim to...

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Do you know what a site map is?

Posted on 27 September 2022

Do you know what a site map is?Site maps are great! They are, quite simply, a very clean page...

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Skips Links - an introduction

Posted on 26 September 2022

What are Skip links? Have you heard of Skip Links? They are hyperlinks that are usually hidden visually and they...

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Clive Loseby had a chat with Sarah Williams from Action Coach

Posted on 18 September 2022

It is always really nice to be asked to give an interview and I recently had a lovely chat...

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I am a keynote speaker at the Art of Entrepreneurship! (RESCHEDULED)

Posted on 8 September 2022

It is great to be on the road again - although not quite yet. *** The Art of Entrepreneurship has...

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Keyboard shortcuts. Do you use them?

Posted on 6 September 2022

I asked this question nearly a year ago. It was a straightforward poll. I asked people whether they used...

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What does website accessibility mean to you?

Posted on 25 August 2022

I asked the question I posted this on LinkedIn the other day because I was genuinely interested into what this...

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The true definition of EDI... ... #Every#Disability#Ignored

Posted on 14 August 2022

Equality. Diversity. Inclusion. Please do not tell me your company cares about Equality if disabled people cannot access your website...

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Talking about text, does size really matter?

Posted on 21 July 2022

How do you change the size of text? Every modern browser allows the user to change the text size on...

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Here is how to make your chatbot accessible for everyone!

Posted on 11 July 2022

We love Chatbots Chatbots are great, aren't they? They are those super-helpful bubbles that sit quietly at the bottom corner...

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July is Disability Pride Month

Posted on 8 July 2022

Events are important We need events to remember the crucial issues that affect large groups of people. Whether it is...

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Should we rid the world of overlays?

Posted on 7 July 2022

What is an overlay? In this article, I will discuss overlays, what they are and why they can be a...

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What is a website accessibility statement and do you need one? (Part 2 of 2)

Posted on 1 July 2022

Your perfect opportunity! Do you want to be inclusive? Do you want to tell the world about it? Here is...

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What is a website accessibility statement and do you need one? (Part 1 of 2)

Posted on 23 June 2022

A powerful ally A website accessibility statement is a powerful document. One that is properly written, following a professional website...