A few minutes to learn something cool … Universal Design

Last week Sheryl Burgstahler, the founding Director of DO-IT*/Accessible Technology Services and Outreach at the University of Washington was on campus promoting Universal Design. (if interested you can listen to her talk available here)  Universal Design is a concept from … Continue reading A few minutes to learn something cool … Universal Design

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Across the world today, people are paying attention to what it means to be a person with a disability.  As a technologist I’d like to suggest some simple tasks to help you learn about some of ways people use assistive technology to get around the web and/or their mobile devices. Say “goodbye” to your mouse Detach your mouse and try navigating using only your keyboard.  The following keys can be used: Tab key: Navigates to most elements, usually links or buttons.  If the website is built correctly you should see an outline around each element as to tab to it.  … Continue reading Global Accessibility Awareness Day