Hyperlinks – a useful sign post

Writing a useful hyperlink benefits all users. It is like an informative signpost rather than a “Surprise!” A useful hyperlink also helps the user make a quick decision about whether to stay on your page or leave and investigate new content. Avoid “click here”. For screen reader users, who often navigate from link to link…

Evaluate your accessible web design skills

Take a look at the basic principles of accessible design in this stunning info-graphic called “Web Accessibility for Designers”. Created by WebAim, it outlines the things to think about when creating any online space. An accessible text version of “Web Accessibility for Designers” is also available courtesy of Chris Throup.

Alt-text makes images visible

Alt-text is the extra, hidden “alternative text” that we can add as a label to images to make them more useful and usable. Although it is invisible on our computer screens, the alt-text also helps search engines like Google find our blog posts more easily. Adding alt-text to images makes a difference We use images…