Accessibility is a public health issue

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A tweet which says "From the chair of surgery at Columpbia Presbyterian." There is a big blank image afterwards.

Dark times, my friends. Dark times. It's up to all of us to pull together. And that means making vital health information accessible. One of the easiest things you can do is make your Twitter content accessible is by adding descriptions to your images. Go to twitter.com/settings/accessibility and turn on "Compose image descriptions". Here's why.…

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Chromebooks aren't accessible - a five-year-old bug

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I was in need of a new laptop, so I bought a cheap ChromeBook - mostly because Amazon could deliver it the same day. Sadly, the trackpad was broken. Before I sent it back, I thought I'd try using a mouse with it. That's when I discovered that accessibility is very much a second thought…

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Digital Justice Part 2 - It Just Gets Worse

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3 page CPS form - lots of little boxes to fill in.

Regular readers will know about my recent court visit. I was grumpy about the lack of connected digital services within the court. As I left court, I asked if there was anything they needed me to fill in or sign. They said there wasn't. I just sort of assumed that I wouldn't get any expenses…

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Noli scribere Latine imaginem describere

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Screenshot of the Post Office website showing lots of seemingly unrelated pages

When I'm bored, I like to search websites for the "Lorem Ipsum" placeholder text. It's a quick way to find discarded pages and test content. I was particularly confused that the UK's Post Office had a dozen pages containing that little Latin phrase. A quick dive into one of the pages, found this enlightening snippet…

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Review: Accessibility for Everyone

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Accessibility for Everyone book cover

Accessibility for Everyone (ISBN: 978-1-937557-61-4) by Laura Kalbag. Published by A Book Apart A brilliant look at why accessibility is so important - and the practical steps everyone can take to ensure it is at the centre of web design. Rating:5/5 Reviewed by Terence Eden My mate Laura has written a book! She has very…

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Accessibility - you can't search Twitter for Alt-Text

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Twitter has recently improved the accessibility of its site. When uploading an image, a user can add alt text - a short description of the image for people with visual impairments. Here's an example: This is a test to see if alt-text in images is searchable on Twitter.alpaca omnithorp pic.twitter.com/JHgCSaXpKd — Terence Eden (@edent) February…

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