Articles for June 12th, 2019

Measuring your return on investment from improving accessibility – Digital Accessibility Experts Podcast 6

The business case for accessibility is really important for motivating organisations to invest in improving the accessibility of their digital products. But the identification and measurement of the return on that investment is the thing that will keep them making accessibility a priority over time. So in this month’s podcast we’re talking about all the different ways you can capture whether the time and money that you’ve spent on accessibility has been worth it.  We’ve some great insights on: how accessibility can turn reputational challenges to PR wins; how accessibility can help maximise your number of customers, and minimise the costs of customer service; does accessibility really improve your SEO; and can accessibility help you recruit and retain a diverse workforce. Check it out here…

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What success in embedding accessibility looks like – video interview with GAAD’s Jennison Asuncion

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) has arrived again. To celebrate, we’re publishing a video interview with Jennison Asuncion – one half of the team who created the idea, and a good friend of Hassell Inclusion. Jennison’s a well-known advocate for accessibility, who now heads up accessibility at LinkedIn. Watch the video to find out: why Jennison is so passionate about accessibility; how he and Joe Devon came up with the idea behind GAAD; how he embedded accessibility into the ways of working at his old employer – a bank in Canada; and how BS 8878 can help other organisations to do the same. Check it out here…

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Collecting dates in an accessible way

There are many different ways to collect dates from users in website forms. But what’s the best way to do that in a way that’s accessible to everyone? In this post we look at a variety of methods, look at the pros and cons of each, and present our view on the best practices for collecting dates. Check it out here…

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Is input type=”date” ready for use in accessible websites?

One of the ‘new’ HTML5 elements – input type=”date” – was intended to simplify the collection of dates on websites, and to reduce user errors whilst doing so. So is it well supported? And does using it help make forms more accessible? We took date inputs for a test drive with different browsers and assistive technologies to see how usable the control is now. Here are the results…

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