Learning by involving people with disabilities in user research

Posted on Monday, 12 December 2016 by David Sloan

One of the most exciting things about 2016 has been the growth in number of user-research projects that we’ve worked on with our clients. User research is about discovering and defining problems as early as possible, and figuring out how best to address them through design and development. In contrast, an accessibility audit involves us […]

Blue Beanie Day 2016

Posted on Wednesday, 30 November 2016 by Léonie Watson

Today is Blue Beanie Day, and at TPG we’ve put on our blue hats to show our commitment to web standards and a web for everyone. We believe web standards are our best hope for a web that is open, progressive and accessible, and we encourage designers and developers to take pride in creating technologies […]

A (not so) short note on ARIA to the rescue

Posted on Saturday, 8 October 2016 by Steve Faulkner
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Native HTML elements don’t require the addition of ARIA attributes to expose the semantics they have, as, for the most part, browsers expose this information: YAY. This is expressed in the ARIA specification: …there are many situations in which WAI-ARIA semantics are redundant with host language semantics. It is also expressed in HTML as a […]

The Paciello Group meetup – Brighton Thursday 13th

Posted on Wednesday, 5 October 2016 by Henny Swan
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A few of us from The Paciello Group will be gathering in Brighton next week for our annual Tech Team Meetup. It seems too good an opportunity to miss hosting a meetup, so we’ll all be at the Caxton Arms from 6 p.m. on Thursday, 13th October.  The Caxton is a 2-minute walk from the […]

Notes on ZoomText Web Finder

Posted on Friday, 2 September 2016 by Steve Faulkner

ZoomText Magnifier/Reader is a popular combination magnifier/screen reader, primarily for users with low vision. A feature it provides is Web Finder, which makes use of HTML semantics to provide navigation to, interaction with, and understanding of content structure.