Chatbots can be a really great way to solve a variety of business needs. Users can have any of their questions answered or can be guided to finding information they need. However, coding chatbots correctly to ensure they’re easy to use with assistive technology, or via the keyboard, can be a real challenge. Continue reading How to make chatbots accessible
It’s not always easy to fix accessibility on the client side. The platform may already be chosen, or there’s an extra layer between you and the HTML code, and in these circumstances a shim can be used. Continue reading Accessibility shims as a stop-gap
Captcha has improved but remains inaccessible
Google have been improving upon their captcha mechanism and now offer an invisible captcha. Whilst this is a huge improvement, unfortunately if it detects unusual user behaviour, it will still default to the inaccessible challenges.
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A web accessibility audit report is a really good first step in seeing if your web content is accessible. However, as many companies offer audit reports, it isn’t always easy to know what you should be looking for and what you should expect to see in a finished report.
I tend not to like giving out advice for easy accessibility fixes as I find it gives people a slightly unrealistic view of making their website accessible. However, there are 5 straight forward fixes you can start applying today which will begin to make a big difference and improve your websites accessibility.
Presenting at Moodleposium 2016
In December, we presented at Moodleposium. Moodleposium was a two-day Moodle conference held at the University of Canberra, with a focus on higher education and vocational education and training (VET) sectors.
Captcha is the most effective way to stop spammers. However, captcha isn’t accessible and presents real challenges for people with disabilities. There are better approaches which offer similar levels of security and are more accessible and should be considered.
Australia has laws and policies in place which cover web accessibility requirements. Understanding these requirements will mean you’re clear with what you have to follow when selling your products.
Pagination controls are the clickable numbered links found at the bottom of blocks of content which allows the user to load a next set of records. These are quite often one of the easier to identify accessibility failings for web content.