Pretty Simple: web, digital, social


May began with the annual Blogging Against Disablism Day, to which I contributed with my post on complicit disablism and the power of reason:

Complicit disablism – an ethical occupational hazard being faced every day by web folk. Do you risk everything and stick to your guns, or do you relinquish and sacrifice accessibility for a quiet life, effectively being complicit in the discrimination this might cause?

Find out more about the day and read some of the other excellent posts.

Accessibility Twitter chats?

Accesibility company Deque have proposed regular Twitter chats for anyone interested in the subject. As someone who participates in various Twitter chats already, I’m really keen to see this happen. Respond to Deque’s survey to register your interest too.

Assisted digital

Digital skills class

Digital skills class (photo by GDS)

The Government Digital Service assisted digital team has been up and running for a few weeks and share some early thoughts on their blog.

As Government we have a duty to provide public services for everyone who is entitled to them. This responsibility doesn’t change when we have a digital by default approach. We want to encourage people to use high quality digital services, but we also want to make sure that we provide assisted digital services for people who need them.

Rebecca Kemp, Assisted Digital Team, GDS

They’re keen for feedback so pop along and leave a comment.

Screen Reader Survey results

Finally, WebAIM have published the results of their latest screen reader survey, with 1782 responses giving a valuable insight into how screen reader software is being used.

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