Coolfields Consulting Archive for the ‘Accessibility’ Category
Published: Apr 26th, 2011 | No Comments
Checkboxes and radio buttons both allow users to choose from a list of items. But they both can have implications for web form accessibility if they’re not used correctly.
Published: Apr 15th, 2011 | 1 Comment
If you’re using text boxes on a web page you’ll need your users to know what they’re supposed to put in them. This post discusses the importance of the label tag, how to use it, and some best practices to keep in mind when designing or building web forms.
Published: Apr 12th, 2011 | No Comments
Introducing a series of posts on the best practices for making web forms accessible and some of the common pitfalls that can rob web forms of accessibility.
Published: Dec 20th, 2010 | 1 Comment
On Wednesday 15th December 2010 I attended a Workshop on Cognitive Support Technology for Older People at Goldsmiths, London University in New Cross. Here is my brief write-up.
Published: Nov 26th, 2010 | No Comments
The key to a full understanding of web accessibility is an understanding of the different types of disability and how those who live with those impairments cope with using the internet.
Published: Nov 17th, 2010 | No Comments
Adding appropriate alternate text to images on web pages is one of the most important accessibility techniques that site owners or developers can employ. This post presents a detailed guide to best practices for writing and implementing appropriate alternate text.
Published: Oct 20th, 2010 | No Comments
Using CSS page layouts can free up web page layouts and make life easier for users by placing the main content of the page nearer the top.
Published: Oct 14th, 2010 | 1 Comment
This post looks at a quick and easy way to make your site easier to use for those who rely on keystrokes to get about the internet.
Published: Oct 12th, 2010 | No Comments
Short report from the first Accessibility London Unconference (a11yLDN) at City University London in September 2010.
Published: Dec 22nd, 2009 | No Comments
A brief comparison of the WCAG2.0 web accessibility guidelines approved in Dec 2008 against the WCAG1.0 guidelines from 1999 – including key differences.