There’s a lot of help online about making Portable Document Format (PDF) accessible. Even with all the advice out there, I still encounter people who find it difficult to make their documents friendly to people with disabilities. It seems a lot of people have a hard time translating what’s in a tutorial to the PDF […]
The largely visual nature of the web means that we tend to focus on supporting people who are blind or partially sighted. But deaf and hard of hearing people are often overlooked. I spoke with Ruth MacMullen, who is an academic librarian and copyright specialist from York in the UK, about her experience of being […]
“Necessity is the mother of invention” We have changed our Quality Assurance (QA) methods recently at TPG and now require a screen reader friendly method to find spelling errors in HTML content displayed in the browser. I first looked at extensions for Firefox and Chrome and found them wanting. Then looked at bookmarklets as these […]
FOSDEM is a free event for developers of free and open software, held in Brussels each year. With 30 tracks to choose from, it’s an intense two days of ideas, knowledge and collaboration.
Accessibility Toronto has started a series this year where its members will be able to get (re)introduced to accessibility. Its first meet-up of the year offered two 20 minute talks, one a brief overview of accessibility and the other a discussion of how to implement accessibility as a practice. I presented the second talk. I […]