June 27
We all want our projects to appeal to as wide an audience as possible. We work hard on the work we produce and we want to make sure that our product is usable, appealing, and inclusive, but frequently an unintended bias or underlying assumption may turn an innocuous oversight into an inconvenience or even a barrier for the people we’re trying to reach. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel to increase your product’s appeal.
May 23
The third week of May is Global Accessibility Awareness Week. Why is it important? Do you really need accessibility on your website?
November 11
November 11th is Usability Day, also known as "Make Things Easier Day", which begs the question: are we actually making things easier for people with disabilities? Recent surveys suggest no, not necessarily. Despite the best intentions of user experience designers and software developers, we are failing in our efforts to make software both accessible and usable for all.
October 06
DesignHammer and Ablr, an accessibility and inclusion company, participated in a well-attended panel during the recent Virtual UX Y'all Conference where they freely discussed concepts related to accessible web design and accessibility issues faced by the visual and hearing impaired today.
May 20
Providing website accessibility for the visual and hearing impaired is a task that organizations tend to classify as just some technical or legal requirements that have to be met. Some organizations don't even consider accessibility at all. For Global Accessibility Awareness Day today, we want to remind everybody that when you choose not to update your site to meet accessibility standards, you are not only excluding a number of potential consumers from accessing your site, you are missing out on the opportunity to assist real human beings in their fight for digital independence.
August 26
With all of the updates tech companies are making to their websites and products to keep their digital content accessible to those with disabilities, many marketers believe that these platform adjustments also account for their own social media content, and therefore shouldn't have to worry about further adjusting their content to make it accessible, which is an untrue assumption.