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Head of Accessibility @gdsteam. Front-end developer. Accessibility and usability advocate. Long distance triathlete.

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Building Forms with Accessibility in Mind (video) with @marcysutton #html5 #webdev #appdev #a11y #accessibility
Retweeted by Alistair DugginThe ARIA Role Matrices - learn the use of ARIA roles from the basic to the advanced:
“For people without disabilities, technology makes things convenient. For people with disabilities, it makes things possible." - Judith H.
Retweeted by Alistair DugginWatch how Rosie uses @brain_in_hand #autism software to support her #aspergers and gain more independence
Retweeted by Alistair DugginTime to Review Accessible Information Standard
Retweeted by Alistair DugginWrote a piece about awareness of how #assitivetech works for me for Openhand magazine P28/29
Retweeted by Alistair DugginSee how a deafblind person "sees" their trip into London - a very insightful 2 minute video by @MollyWattTalks - th…
Retweeted by Alistair DugginInstead of having them get mired in checklists why not show them how a11y works, and how it is to implement, via live, working code samples?"When designers & developers are new to accessibility, it’s easy for them to get overwhelmed by all of the standards, laws, and regulations"IBM releasing tooling, samples & design patterns to help streamline the development of inclusive web applications (Verified Accessibility Samples) repository of code samples so devs can quickly implement into their own code app for accessibility testing & debugging - object inspection, event monitoring & execution of a11y APIs"The aim of accessibility is to remove barriers for perceiving, understanding & navigating your interface & ensure… Website Accessibility Best Practices to Improve UX #a11y
Retweeted by Alistair Duggin"Accessibility means enabling people with diverse abilities & methods of access to effectively use your interface."
A good reminder of what should be expected from an accessible UI component.
Retweeted by Alistair DugginARIA Breadcrumb Design Pattern Example: #accessibility #a11y
Retweeted by Alistair DugginAn Interactive ARIA Widget Checklist: For Screen Reader Testing
Retweeted by Alistair DugginLove this by @cfq on automated accessibility testing: and this page of things you mustn't do
Retweeted by Alistair Duggin @ermlikeyeah I did! Just gave him a massive hug! @joelanman yup - that's the full results (and test page)Awesome work by @cfq! results are in from our automated accessibility tool audit - useful information to help you pick one
The ex-trader turning disabilities into profits blog post on using VoiceOver has been published! @bocoup
Retweeted by Alistair DugginBe My Eyes is an app that connects blind and visually impaired with sighted helpers via live video connection… smartphones became ‘eyes’ for blind people. A short BBC video about the 'Be My Eyes' app
@benjystanton @itspaulmcgroovy @ONSdigital let me know if you fancy talking at the next accessibility meet up too (Newcastle May 18) @benjystanton @itspaulmcgroovy @ONSdigital let me know if there is anything I can do to help :)6 top tips for a dementia-friendly website
Retweeted by Alistair DugginAccessibility testing of our new country picker today with the Digital Accessibility Centre.…
Retweeted by Alistair DugginMicrosoft materials and facts on diversity and inclusion - looking up some data points.
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@AskSurveyMonkey Looks like the legend issue was reported in the WCAG audit you had Hope you can/do fix it! @AskSurveyMonkey making your forms meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2 to level AA would give you a big competitive edge @AskSurveyMonkey Awesome! A more detailed resource with form markup best practice is: @SurveyMonkey do you plan to improve the accessibility of your forms (eg use legends in your fieldsets)? voice for disabled consumers thanks to #DWP initiative #disability
Retweeted by Alistair DugginAccessibility for User Experience Designers via @dequesystems #a11y
Retweeted by Alistair DugginGreat, insightful video on using assistive tech day-to-day by @mollywatttrust.
Retweeted by Alistair DugginWhat Is Audio Description? #a11y #VideoDescription #DescriptiveAudio #blind
Retweeted by Alistair Duggin7 things the autistic person in your workplace needs from you
Retweeted by Alistair DugginUsing ARIA role=application? you probably should not be...
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Available in PDF, Word, BSL and Easy Read @scottjehl Really looking forward to your talk at #funka2017"In some cases, we were able to find maintainable solutions, while sometimes we had to settle on a pragmatic compro… @filamentgroup share issues that surfaced during an accessibility audit of a responsive website and their fixes @htmlandbacon Windows 7 (Jaws 14, IE 9 Dragon 12) and Windows 10 (JAWS 17, IE 11, Edge, Dragon 13, ZoomText, NVDA). Waiting for Read&WriteVery happy to be seeing a colleague test the component they are building on the assistive technologies we've just just bought.
Good example of starting with user needs for internal tools and content. Most orgs jump to solutions (intranet etc)
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Some history and context around "PDF that for me." by @jonbmetz #a11y #pdfua #govIT
Retweeted by Alistair DugginWord doc of Section 508 Refresh trace to EN 301 549: On SlideShare:
Retweeted by Alistair DugginIt’s back! Introducing the new WAVE Accessibility Extension for Firefox -
Retweeted by Alistair DugginTesting with screen readers? Here's free advice on how to do it well. #a11y #accessibility
Retweeted by Alistair Duggin‘Is my site slow for you?’ ‘No, it loads in under a minute.’ The first two Ws stand for World Wide. This was a star…
Retweeted by Alistair DugginSince we moved the Accessibility Checker to the Review tab, we're seeing roughly a 5x increase of usage inside Micr…
Retweeted by Alistair DugginA1 Improved accessibility tools in Google Docs allow more inclusive collaboration for screen reader users: #AXSChat
Retweeted by Alistair Duggin[blog post] A potted history of how and why I became a public service designer (hint: mainly because stickers)
Retweeted by Alistair DugginWriting #HTML with #accessibility in mind via @medium #A11yHacks
Retweeted by Alistair DugginGreat to see real time captioning at #govAccess3...
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Huge thanks to our great speakers which included @krwpn @timpaul @robinwhittleton @BinaryPJ - and to everyone that… so much to everyone that came along to our 3rd government accessibility meet up - great talks and a very engaged audience #govAccess3Great turnout at our 3rd cross government accessibility meetup #govAccess3
Retweeted by Alistair Duggin @amy__everett Thank you! Really happy with how it went :)Really looking forward to GOV.UK accessibility meet this pm. I'm talking on Designing digital services for *everyone* #govAccess3
Retweeted by Alistair DugginConsider how you use punctuation, language and acronyms. Looking at content that works well with screen readers:…
Retweeted by Alistair DugginA brilliant, powerful film. Available on iplayer for 29 days on Blindness: Moving and inspiring account of university professor's sight loss, his rebirth and renewal
@BinaryPJ #govAccess3 works wellStep-by-step instructions to make your Excel spreadsheets accessible to people who are blind or have low vision tips | Step-by-step instructions to make your Word documents accessible.
Retweeted by Alistair DugginApply for this job. Your country needs you.
Retweeted by Alistair Duggin @ManCityCouncil Hi, I'm interested in your user settings page Do you have any analytics on the usage of the page?
GDS is hiring front-end devs for the first time in a while. Now’s your chance to come make a difference. Please RT!
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@roledrinks can you add me to the attendees list for #csun17? Looking forward to it.
a11y.css - a CSS file to warn developers about possible risks and mistakes that exist in HTML code just published “Writing JavaScript with accessibility in mind”
Retweeted by Alistair DugginOur latest blog: How to create content that works well with screen readers by @LeonieWatson
Press the pink button — designing for colour blind users by @kaylajheffernan ht @IATV #design #color #a11y
Retweeted by Alistair DugginSuper excited! Heading to the airport for honeymoon in Sri Lanka - sunshine, nature, history and amazing food. Back to tweeting in 2 weeks