Accessibility

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The accessibility blog contains short pieces of news and thoughts on accessibility and usability.

Accessibility covers making all of ICT easier to use by people with disabilities and challenges and how to make peoples lives easier by the use of ICT.

Deeper examination of product and supplier matters appear in Peter Abrahams publications and articles for Bloor Research.

Peter Abrahams

15th June, 2016 - Why, oh why, do banks send phishing messages.
The banks, governments and other institutions tell us the hallmarks of fraudulent communications. So it is madness when they send messages that look fraudulent.

Peter Abrahams

22nd July, 2015 - Stylish Documents are Best - A Rant
Word processors have powerful tools that make it easy to create elegant and accessible documents. Many people do not know how to use them which is a disaster.

Peter Abrahams

6th October, 2013 - e-Access 13
e access 13 is the UK accessibility conference come and join me.

Peter Abrahams

28th March, 2013 - Transport for London Accessible Apps Competition
Transport for London is partnering with OneVoice to promote a competition to improve the variety of accessible apps providing real time travel information in London.

Peter Abrahams

14th March, 2013 - Eye Tracking on smart phones and tablets
Eye tracking for smartphones and tablets using built-in camera

Peter Abrahams

13th March, 2013 - Technology4Good Awards 2013 Nominations now open
Do you have products, services or volunteers that help people get online and use IT? Apply for the T4G Award.

Peter Abrahams

13th December, 2012 - New iMac for 2012 - accessibility features
New design creates a faster sleeker machine with several accessibility benefits built-in.

Peter Abrahams

26th November, 2012 - Mind the Gap report available
Mind the Digital Gap: it is bigger than you think is a new strategy for digital inclusion developed by AbilityNet

Peter Abrahams

15th November, 2012 - Training for Web Accessibility
New course introduces Web Accessibility simply, quickly and inexpensively.

Peter Abrahams

13th September, 2012 - What did the Paralympics teach us?
Will the paralympics create a drive for more accessible ICT?

Peter Abrahams

13th August, 2012 - Universally Accessible PDF standard, PDF/UA, is now available
The ISO standard describes how to make PDF universally accessible, improving access for users with vision impairment and many other users.

Peter Abrahams

5th July, 2012 - Subtitles should be promoted to all users
Subtitles (captioning) on videos is designed to help people with hearing impairments but it can benefit most users and should be promoted as such.

Peter Abrahams

7th February, 2012 - Android: Ice Cream Sandwich Accessibliity
Android 4 has a built in screen reader. It is a major step forward but is not nearly enough

Peter Abrahams

28th November, 2011 - The accessibility bugs project - good start, more to do
The a11y bugs project aims to put pressure on browser developers to provide consistent and useful accessibility features.

Peter Abrahams

22nd November, 2011 - Inaccessibility of mobile apps and ebooks
Mobile platforms can be accessible but that is of limited use if the apps that run on them are not

Peter Abrahams

15th November, 2011 - Animated gifs are a turn off
Animation should be used with great caution, it can be dangerous but more commonly it will drive visitors away.

Peter Abrahams

7th July, 2011 - OneVoice announced a major web accessibility initiative at e-access 11
OneVoice announced 'The First Seven Steps to Accessible Websites' at e-access 11 to help web owners start the accessibility journey.

Peter Abrahams

20th June, 2011 - OneVoice Initiative to be Announced at e-access 11
OneVoice will announce 'The First Seven Steps to Accessible Websites' initiative at e-access 11 on 28 June.

Peter Abrahams

11th June, 2011 - 250 Good News Stories at T4G Award Ceremony
Technology For Good (T4G), organised by AbilityNet, showcased how technology can be used to support people who are excluded, disabled or disadvantaged

Peter Abrahams

23rd May, 2011 - e-Access 11, 28 June, is only a month away
This is an event not to miss if you have an interest in e-accessibility.