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5 cookie consent plug-ins for WordPress

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A review of the accessibility and usability of some of the WordPress plug-ins that allow sites to gain consent for the use of cookies, in accordance with EU directives. Continue reading

Accessibility Digest – June 2012

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Another quick round up of accessibility news, including the launch of a new national campaign to raise awareness of the barriers faced by disabled people in accessing computers and the Internet, and to help remove those barriers. Continue reading

Accessibility Digest – May 2012

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Another digest of accessibility news and articles that I’ve found interesting enough to share, including Blogging Against Disablism Day, proposals for a regular accessibility Twitter chat, and an update from the UK Government Digital Service’s assisted digital team. Continue reading

Accessibility Digest – April 2012

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I’m trialling a monthly digest of all the interesting accessibility stories I’ve come across recently. Just a few stories to kick off, but I hope people find it useful. If … Continue reading

Could the EU cookie law be harming web accessibility?

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The EU’s Privacy and Communications Directive came into force last May, and was arguably so complex to implement that UK organisations were given a year to work out how to comply. As organisations start to implement their various solutions, I take a look at the potential accessibility and usability issues. Continue reading

Prioritising web accessibility – a flawed approach?

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Last week, the Society of IT Managers (SOCITM) released the findings of their annual report on all UK Council websites – Better Connected 2012: a snapshot of all local authority websites. One thing in particular caught my eye in the report which I thought was worthy of a quick post. It was a recommendation relating to accessibility. Continue reading

Having accessibility issues with social media? Get in touch!

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As a follow up to my post from way back in 2009 on Accessibility and social media, I’m now researching an article on the current state of social media accessibility, … Continue reading

The cost of not being online

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I’m going to start this post with a rather insignificant personal anecdote, but rest assured I’m building up to bigger things… Early this morning, pursuing a personal vice nurtured since … Continue reading

Fix The Web featured on BBC Radio 4

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Fix The Web was last night featured on the BBC Radio 4 show, In Touch. LĂ©onie Watson, Director of Accessibility at Nomensa, reported on the idea behind the site and … Continue reading

BS 8878 Web Accessibility standard – launch event

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Just a quick update for anyone interested in the new British Standard for Web Accessibility – BS 8878. There will be an official launch event in London on 7th December, … Continue reading

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