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Hey Instagram – A New Design Should Be Good For Everyone

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The Instagram app has changed, with a new icon and a new design. But is the new design a step forward for accessibility? I don’t think so. In this post I compare the new design with the previous design to highlight where the accessibility problems are.

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    Text for Screen Readers Only (Updated)

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    Blind visitors to your site may well be using a screen reader, or a braille reader. There are a number of places on a web page where extra text would sometimes be useful for blind users to ensure that the full meaning of the content is apparent. This post shows you how to do that.

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      How to Find an Accessible WordPress Theme

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      Ideas on how to find an accessible WordPress theme – whether from the WordPress theme repository, or from other sources.

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        I’m Taking Part in Inclusive Design 24

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        I’m taking part in Inclusive Design 24 – a 24 hour event for Global Accessibility Awareness Day – 15th May 2014. I shall be presenting a webinar on how to test the accessibility of your own website.

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          Dragon Naturally Speaking Video 10 – Drag and Drop

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          Sometimes you need drag and drop functionality on a website, or on your computer. But how do you do drag and drop with Dragon NaturallySpeaking? I’ll show you.

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            Dragon Naturally Speaking Video 9 – Internet Forms

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            How to interact with web forms using Dragon NaturallySpeaking. I cover the most useful commands to enable you to do this easily – assuming the form has been marked up properly.

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              Video: How Do I Know My WordPress Website is Accessible?

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              In February 2014 I presented to WordPress London Meetup Group on some easy checks that anyone can do on their own websites to help make their WordPress website accessible. And here is the video of my presentation, along a with a transcript, the slides and the list of questions. When doing accessibility testing I often […]

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                Dragon Naturally Speaking Video 8 – Emulating the Mouse

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                Moving the mouse with Dragon NaturallySpeaking – is it easy? How do you do it? Check out this video – the eighth in my series on Dragon – to find out.

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                  A Partnership with Human Made

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                  I’m pleased to announce a new partnership between Coolfields Consulting and leading WordPress agency Human Made to provide accessibility reviews for their clients as well as our own clients.

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                    Dragon Naturally Speaking Video 7 – Following Links on Web Pages

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                    The 7th in my series of videos about Dragon Naturally Speaking. In this video I show how to follow links in web pages – including when those links are images.

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