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As a website designer or an organisation commissioning a website you need to know how the term ‘disabled people’ is defined for the following reasons: It will have an impact on the approach you take to making your website accessible. As an organisation you will want to stay on the right side of the law… Continue Reading How is the term ‘disabled people’ defined and why does it matter?
Help visitors navigate within your pages It’s not just your overall website that needs to be well organised and easy to navigate, the same applies to your individual page content. In this section I introduce two simple ideas to help make your content more accessible, whether your visitors are disabled or not. The first idea… Continue Reading Organise your WordPress web content to help visitors navigate within your pages
Happy New Year. I hope you had a restful break. 🙂 This is the time of year to make plans; freshen up your website; reach more people or try to do things more efficiently. Here are five things to consider as we move in to 2018. Click the appropriate link for information about those activities… Continue Reading 5 ideas to improve your online presence and make your site more secure in 2018
The GDPR is the EU data protection regulation which replaces the current Data Protection Act. It aims to simplify regulation and give individuals more control over their personal data. For Third Sector organisation already working within the constraints of the Data Protection Act it is unlikely to mean enormous changes to their approach. However, it… Continue Reading Quick Summary of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for Third Sector Organisations
I have a stand at this year’s Independent Living Scotland exhibition. Seek me out for a chat and for a free ‘live’ accessibility audit of your website. 🙂 Yes that is correct I will check the accessibility of your website while you are there. I’m located in the Ability Fest Pavilion at stand number 23. Here is the… Continue Reading I’ll see you at Independent Living Scotland 2017!
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
I provided feedback on the WCAG 2 (as representative of Guild of Accessible Website Designers) have two decades of experience and worked with hundreds of organisations.
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