Day 18 – Using a color contrast tool

For this one I wanted to actually demonstrate a low contrast issue on a real site. I used aXe Chrome extension which is a great evaluation tool by Deque Systems. I didn't mention it in my Accessibility Testing Tools post since I wrote it a while back before I got used to it, but I definitely …

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2017

Hi all, Happy Global Accessibility Awareness Day! You can check out updates on the following hashtags on Twitter:  #GAAD and #GAAD2017. You can also use them to share you own stories on how you help raise accessibility awareness today. See also the Global Accessibility Awareness Day Twitter account , and the list of events worldwide …

Day 6 – Assistive Technology – Big Keys Keyboard Example

Introduction Assistive technology (AT) is all kinds of things that help people do stuff. It ranges from eyeglasses to speech recognition software, from eye tracking devices to spell checkers. For a short video introduction see Understanding Assistive Technology. This post is for giving an example of one such AT - the big keys keyboard. Big …