I attended a thought-provoking debate on Accessing Technology at the Edinburgh Book Festival on Sunday, part of their Freedom and Equality series. The precis read: Technological leaps have expanded opportunities for people with disabilities. At the same time, cuts to resources are making many feel isolated, misunderstood and attacked. How do we ensure everyone has… Continue Reading Accessing Technology Debate at the Edinburgh Book Festival
For the fourth year running, I’m pleased to say that I made it to WordCamp London. And what a conference it was! My main goals for the three days were: Attend the Contributor Day and learn enough about Git and the command line to be able to contribute to WordPress. Learn as much as I… Continue Reading WordCamp London 2018: Technology, Terrific Talks and Tribe
Reykjavik theme is a relatively new addition (October 2017) to WordPress’ family of accessibility-ready themes. It was created by Oliver Juhas of WebMan Design. Oliver has created a number of accessibility-ready themes, some free and some paid. The name Reykjavik evokes a product which is clean and modern. The theme description begins: Reykjavik is fresh, lightweight,… Continue Reading Is WordPress Reykjavik Theme Clean, Light And Accessible?
Updated 25 April 2018. Everyone loves images on social media. And visual content is popular in terms of shares and engagement. But what about the accessibility of those images? A blind person cannot see an engaging photo or infographic. One way to make images more accessible to users with visual impairments is to add alternative… Continue Reading How To Improve Your Social Media Image Accessibility
I attended a special networking event earlier this week at the Holiday Inn Edinburgh West. Staff from Guide Dogs Scotland were there to raise awareness and funds. The highlight of the morning was a talk from two of the staff, Linda and Leigh. Guide Dogs Scotland’s work Linda told us some facts and figures about… Continue Reading How Leigh’s Life Was Enriched By A Guide Dog
It’s been three months since I last looked at the WordPress Gutenberg editor, so I thought it was time to revisit. The last version I tried was version 0.4. It’s moved on quite a bit since then. We’re now on to version 1.4. What’s new in Gutenberg? Here are some of the changes I’ve noticed… Continue Reading The Evolution Of Gutenberg – Has It Improved?
Accessibility Scotland 2017 took place on Friday 22nd September in Edinburgh. Last year’s conference focused on web accessibility. This year’s event took a much broader approach. What could we learn from inclusive design in the non-digital world? As well as websites, we had speakers discussing the inclusive design of: Products Buildings and Places Transport Games Media Special… Continue Reading Accessibility Scotland 2017 – All The Best In Inclusive Design
Updated 29 September 2017. Divi by Elegant Themes is a versatile and widely used theme with a powerful page builder. In a list of top themes compiled by WordPress Theme Detector, Divi ranks #2 in popularity. I’ve used Divi for a few projects. One thing that has always bothered me about using Divi theme, however,… Continue Reading Improve Your Divi Website’s Reach With Divi Accessibility
Joomla Monster is known for creating accessible Joomla templates. They kept getting requests for WordPress themes, so decided to set up a new company to develop them. PixelEmu launched in 2015. You can see their commitment to accessibility in this video: I was kindly given a copy of the PixelEmu School theme to try out, and to… Continue Reading PixelEmu School Theme Review – Is It An A+ For Accessibility?
Updated 15 October 2017. What is Gutenberg? Gutenberg is the new WYSIWYG editor for WordPress, currently in development. Gutenberg is now available as a plugin for testing, with the intention that it will enter WordPress Core in version 5.0 as a replacement for the existing post editor. It will be the biggest change to the… Continue Reading Accessibility testing WordPress Gutenberg – a first look