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Web accessibility is not just about catering to the needs of the disabled. It is about providing people with access to your online services whatever their situation, whether that be a disability, older technology or alternative device (such as a mobile phone). Making your site accessible is not only morally right, it will improve your search engine rankings and expose your message to a larger audience.

Latest in Accessibility

Accessibility: Adapting to accessibility

Is it time for us to take a fresh look at the subject of accessibility? Phil Powell offers some thoughtful insights into how we might make the web a more accessible place – not just for those who are disabled, but for everybody.

Accessibility : Target, accessibility and opinions

So, Target is being sued by the American National Federation for the Blind because of their inaccessible website. I have received a number of emails asking for my opinion, so here it is…..

Accessibility : A tough decision on accessibility & standards

I made a tough decision yesterday by taking the current Headscape website offline and replacing it with a holding page. Obviously, a web design company without its own website is bad news. However, I believe that leaving the site up would have been even more detrimental.

Accessibility : Disney's UK online store sucks

Today, I am ashamed to be British, no wait, that’s not right. Today, I am ashamed of an American multi national treating us Brits like second-class citizens. Yeah, that sounds better. Disney has launched their new UK store and has made an embarrassing hash of it.

Accessibility : Making content accessible

Isn’t it funny how so many people who claim to be committed to website accessibility (myself included) tend to ignore the more subjective criteria of the WAI guidelines?

Accessibility : Accessibility and the new headscape site

As you have probably gathered by now I am in the process of redesigning the new Headscape website. As part of it a lot of thought has been given to our approach to accessibility. This is what we have come up with.

Accessibility : Accessibility for low vision users

Using web standards, many web designers have become a lot better at ensuring their sites are readable by speech browsers but what about the much larger audience that have some limited vision.

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