8 web accessibility initiatives that can be done differently

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With web accessibility being a big focal topic at the moment, we recently published a web accessibility quiz that allows individuals to test what they know about web accessibility. We then asked our friends in the Terkel community to take the quiz, and reflect on their biggest learning. And share their thoughts on what they feel their industry could do differently.

In this blog, eight Marketing professionals reflect on web accessibility initiatives that could be done differently. Have a read and let us know what your biggest challenges are in the comments section below!

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Podcast: It’s time to practice inclusivity by design

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In this episode of Texthelp Talks, we're joined by Gordon McCullough, CEO of Research Institute for Disabled Consumers (RIDC). Listen as we chat to Gordon about the benefits of inclusive design in the digital environment. Explore when and how we should be building in user research and testing. And gain expert insights that'll help you to ensure your digital services and products are accessible and usable by all.

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Web accessibility software is helping businesses to tap into the £17.1bn click away pound

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We’re expected to do more digitally now than ever before and with that, there’s a risk of leaving a large proportion of the population behind. That’s because barriers on the web still exist. For many businesses, their digital presence is unwelcoming to the 7 million internet users in the UK with digital access needs - an audience worth £24.8 billion, to be exact.
 

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Accessibility is usability

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Accessibility. What do we mean by that? For digital people, it means the process of making products and services accessible to everyone. It’s about giving an equal experience to all users, regardless of any impairment they might have. 

What about usability? This is a measure of how well a specific user, in a specific context, can use a product to achieve a defined goal.   

Now, I’m sure I am not the only one here who sees crossovers between those two descriptions. Accessibility and usability are inextricably linked. If your website isn’t accessible, it simply isn’t usable. 
 

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7 examples of assistive technology in healthcare

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As we strive to make our communities more inclusive, healthcare professionals have made huge innovative leaps in the space of assistive technology. Assistive technology refers to any products or pieces of equipment that enhance learning, working or any day-to-day activities for those living with a disability.

To learn more about the various types of devices on the market, we interviewed seven business professionals who work within this vertical. They shared examples of different types of assistive technology and how they better the lives of the individuals who use them on a daily basis. Keep reading to learn more about them!

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