Accessible design techniques

A practical topic-based resource to help you comply with WCAG 2.0.
  • Author: Access iQ ®
  • Date: 5 Mar 2015
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Many people believe web accessibility begins and ends with their website. But it should encompass all communications including eDMs.
  • Author: Access iQ ®
  • Date: 3 Jun 2013
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An easy feature to add to a website to make it accessible is helping users to bypass or skip over repeated blocks of content.
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  • Date: 4 Mar 2015
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Carousels and slideshows share several common characteristics with video or media players as they all need to have controls be made accessible to people with disabilities.
  • Author: Access iQ ®
  • Date: 4 Mar 2015
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Colour and colour contrast are some of the easier accessibility requirements to comply with, as elements have numeric targets that are easier to measure against.
  • Author: Access iQ ®
  • Date: 3 Mar 2015
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The easiest thing you can do to make a website accessible is to avoid using images of text over straight text.
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  • Date: 4 Mar 2015
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Web form accessibility, although heavily reliant on the markup that displays it and the code in the browser and the server that processes it, is also strongly influenced by the designer.
  • Author: Access iQ ®
  • Date: 4 Mar 2015
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One useful way to help people with disabilities is to ensure that headings are organised into a logical, linear hierarchy.
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  • Date: 4 Mar 2015
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One of the most common ways that people interact with websites is through web forms.
  • Author: Access iQ ®
  • Date: 4 Mar 2015
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People who use assistive technologies depend on links and form elements as a navigation method.
  • Author: Access iQ ®
  • Date: 4 Mar 2015
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The primary activity for everyone accessing a webpage is to navigate it and read it.
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  • Date: 4 Mar 2015
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Designers must be able to demonstrate how their designs dictate a logical order, and to demonstrate how people with disabilities will experience it.
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  • Date: 4 Mar 2015
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Access iQ™ Web Accessibility Evangelist Sarah Pulis explains how the Web Accessibility Wizard tool was created.
  • Author: Sarah Pulis
  • Date: 14 Mar 2013
Although people with vision impairment cannot see video and those who are Deaf or hearing impaired cannot hear the audio, the content can still be accessible to them if it can be interpreted by assistive technologies.
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  • Date: 4 Mar 2015
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Browsers have included focus indicators for many years and people are accustomed to seeing them when tabbing through a webpage and using forms.
  • Author: Access iQ ®
  • Date: 4 Mar 2015
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