TPG at CSUN 2017

Posted on Friday, 24 February 2017 by Léonie Watson

The 32nd CSUN Assistive Technology Conference will be in San Diego (February 27 to March 3). Here’s a round-up of the talks being given by the TPG team and friends – come and say hello!

An overview of PDF inaccessibility

Posted on Friday, 17 February 2017 by Jon Metz
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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 […]

Sounding out the web: accessibility for deaf and hard of hearing people [Part 1]

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 […]

In browser spellchecking

Posted on Thursday, 9 February 2017 by Steve Faulkner
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“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 […]