Category: Advice for Parents
Why Accessibility is Important
What do YOU think of when you hear the word ACCESSIBILITY? Is it …. OR OR You may answer ALL of the above! Accessibility means giving people access to the world around them whether that be access to a building for a wheelchair user via a ramp or by producing an electronic book which will … Continued
To Read or be Read to?
To read or be read to, that is the question, at least it is when it comes to using a Screen Reader for exams that test reading. Can a screen reader be used by a student in such a test or exam, when this is their usual, normal and established way or working? A Screen … Continued
What’s the Difference Between Accessibility and Usability?
Often used in the same context, Usability’ and ‘Accessibility’ are terms that can be misused and confused. Usability can be precisely defined, however accessibility has many different approaches and meanings. Usability focuses on how intuitive and easy it is for all people to use. Usable designs are consistent and simple to learn to use. Usability … Continued
PDF/UA and Document Accessibility: Why it Matters
PDF/UA is a technical standard for developers to implement so that PDF documents are accessible to people who are using adaptive technology. There are three components to PDF/UA: A PDF document that is PDF/UA compliant. A PDF/UA compliant viewer/reader. A PDF/UA compliant adaptive technology. All three components work together to support the accessibility of the … Continued
Latest Nystagmus Network News Release
Organisers of this year’s Nystagmus Network Open Day will welcome people from across Europe to Newcastle’s Centre for Life on Saturday 9th May. The Open Day is a great opportunity for people and families affected by the eye condition to meet others in the same situation. Delegates can also learn from vision scientists, researchers and … Continued
What are Accessible Formats
Accessible formats are alternatives to standard sized printed information which are used by blind and partially sighted people, or others with a print disability. Over recent weeks we have been continually asked to describe in detail what accessible formats are. When discussing accessibility it seems people often draw on the obvious, making spaces accessible, buildings … Continued