[para]I created my first website in 1998 (hosted on [link][url]en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeoCities[/url][link-text]GeoCities[/link-text][/link]). Since around 2001, I’ve worked professionally as a web developer on all kinds of web projects—large and small for companies ranging from not for profits to insurance brokers and large corporates.[/para] [para]My focus has been on accessibility and best practice, I’m a big fan of inclusive design, and believe that the web has the power to change people’s lives. It should be usable by all regardless of ability.[/para] [para]I’m a member of the Australian Web Industry Association (AWIA) and organiser of the [link][url]http://www.meetup.com/Melbourne-Web-Accessibility-Inclusive-Design/[/url][link-text]Melbourne Web Accessibility and Inclusive Design Meet-Up[/link-text][/link].[/para]
As an accessibility professional, link text is often the first thing I notice, maybe because it’s one of the easiest things to test when it comes to reviewing a site.
The point of this post is simple, descriptive links are good for everyone.
Sometimes when people hear me talk about colour contrast I can guess what’s going on in their heads: “What’s the accessibility guy going on about now?”, but to me, colour contrast is one of the most important aspects of web design, not just accessibility.Read More »Colour contrast – It’s not just an accessibility thing