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

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Evaluating Cognitive Web Accessibility with WAVE, @webaim's Web Accessibilility Evaluation Tool - #AXSChat Interview with @MalinRygg Head of the Norwegian Authority for Universal Design #UX #a11y
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Retweeted by Alistair DugginPlease vote to make Dropbox paper accessible
Retweeted by Alistair DugginNotes on Using ARIA in HTML via @LeonieWatson
We had a brilliant accessibility week at @gdsteam check out what we got up to Thanks to everyone that got involved!The Cognitive Disability Digital #Accessibility Guide: A new, free & practical resource
Retweeted by Alistair DugginAccessibility Checker Goes Open Source: #CKEditor #accessibility #a11y
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@paulmsmith @htmlandbacon @GitBookIO cool! With exploreWork in government in the UK? Join the cross-government #accessibility community: #gova11y
Retweeted by Alistair DugginSubscribe to the #accessibility blog to see how we’re rebuilding inclusive digital services:
Retweeted by Alistair DugginWhat @DigitalDWP learned while improving #accessibility for services: #gova11y
Retweeted by Alistair DugginGenius hacking by @Mkboxx and @grahamhi on making your service more accessible: #gova11y
Retweeted by Alistair Duggin#Accessibility is a key factor when redrafting the Technology Code of Practice. @DaveMead1 explains: #gova11y
Retweeted by Alistair DugginNeed to do user research to see how #accessible your service is? Some tips for you: #gova11y
Retweeted by Alistair DugginAn easy-to-use checklist for implementing the Web Content #Accessibility Guidelines 2.0:
Retweeted by Alistair DugginMeet the man behind @thecodpast a series that shares the achievements and abilities of people with dyslexia #axschat
Retweeted by Alistair DugginOur first government accessibility meetup was brilliant. Huge thanks to @nettienoodles @KayPatel112 and @MozLDN for making it happen!
@livisteatham @LyndonBorrow @Mkboxx @grahamhi Brilliant work - thanks so much! Looking forward to the blog post :) @livisteatham @joelanman @chrismoore_mbe yup, that's the icing on the cake :)Huge thanks to @livisteatham @sonia_turcotte @lucyrushi @grahamhi for helping put on such a brilliant 1st gov accessibility meeting #GovA11yHuge thanks to @Emilyball53 @jbuller @superroz @demotive @The_Lil_Hulk @S67Sean for such an inspiring 1st gov accessibility meeting #GovA11yBusinesses, do carefully observe how users hack your offering! Like @gdsteam added accessibility to @periscopeco:
Retweeted by Alistair DugginSo impressed by the live captioning by @accessinclusion today for the @gdsteam #GAAD events.
Retweeted by Alistair Duggin @joelanman @livisteatham Correction - @chrismoore_mbe was able to follow the accessibility meetup transcript. Listened to Periscope audio. @joelanman @livisteatham yes, @chrismoore_mbe was able to follow it live in Newcastle. Very happy!Live captions for the #gova11y group meetup.
Retweeted by Alistair DugginThanks for all your #accessibility questions. Sorry we couldn’t get to them all. You can watch it again here: #gaad
Retweeted by Alistair DugginThe set up and result. These guys are awesome. #gaad #accessibility #GovA11y
Retweeted by Alistair DugginVery happy to host the first cross-government accessibility community event @MozLDN. #gova11y #gaad
Retweeted by Alistair DugginListening to @demotive (paraphrased): “Maybe it’d be a better use of your time to learn to use assistive tech than another JS framework”
Retweeted by Alistair Duggin @SimonHurstUX great to see you! Catch up soon"Challenge over complex interfaces" Great advice by @demotive when talking about making NHS Beta accessible #govA11yGreat presentation by @superroz about writing content for everyone. Read her blog post about the same topic #GovA11yThe might @dugboticus opening up the cross government accessibility community meet up. With captions now working!
Retweeted by Alistair DugginAlistair Duggin @dugboticus starting the first cross government #accessibility community meetup. #a11y #gova11y
Retweeted by Alistair Duggin @adgro @DementiaTweets Thanks, will have a read and let you know @gingerblox I'm not. Would like to find out more.LIVE on #Periscope: Alistair Duggin talking about #accessibility in government. Join us… #gaad
Retweeted by Alistair DugginGrateful for the captions during top notch #accessibility talk by @dugboticus on #periscope
Retweeted by Alistair DugginHow we’re working hard to make accessibility simple: #gova11y #gaad
Retweeted by Alistair DugginThanks @GDSTeam for helping mark the 5th Global Accessibility Awareness Day #gaad this week. #egov
Retweeted by Alistair DugginGood opportunity to ask questions & get involved.
Retweeted by Alistair DugginCould not agree more! HTML over ARIA says @MarcoInEnglish - puts on @patrick_h_lauke's ARIA belts and braces
Retweeted by Alistair DugginIn all the excitement I've forgotten my laptop! Homeward bound.Excited about today's live periscope interview and our first government accessibility meetup #accessibility #govA11y sun is up on #GAAD in the UK, and #ID24 is into hour 5/24 with @garcialo C'mon!
Retweeted by Alistair DugginOften accessibility issues are really usability issues - they affect everyone. @garcialo #ID24
Retweeted by Alistair DugginThx @fbaccess for the Empathy Lab tour! #accessibility #diversity @demotive @jessieadcock @dugboticus @Gkassabli
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@JosephBaldwin @ATEConference I'd be interested in speaking and attending next yearTomorrow Thursday 19 May is the Global Accessibility Awareness Day #GAAD #a11y
Retweeted by Alistair Duggin @Melanie__Cannon @DigitalDWP @monsterthoughts definitely! Let's chat :) @cjforms @gemmaleigh sitting opposite her. Chatting with her triggered my tweet :)Has anyone done research into accessible form validation and error messages? What pattern work best for screen reader users? #accessibilityLearned VoiceOver (Apple's screen reader) today with @tombaromba. So important to test what you build works across assistive tech #gova11y
Retweeted by Alistair Duggin‘Why didn’t we think about that?’ With some research, you may be able to find obvious problems. #accessibility #gaad
Retweeted by Alistair Duggin @Kahootz best to send this question to us via so we can provide a more detailed response. ThanksWe did user research with Deaf people who use British Sign Language as a first language. Watch what we found #gaad
Retweeted by Alistair Duggin @SimonHurstUX I organised some screen reader training with Robin at the BBC many years ago. Not since then thoughImpairments come in many forms - including cognitive. More on our research on people with visual disabilities #gaad
Retweeted by Alistair Duggin‘Making things easier for people by writing well is really important’ explains @superroz. #gova11y #accessibility
Retweeted by Alistair DugginA blog about accessibility by someone with access needs. THIS is why we do accessibility
Retweeted by Alistair Duggin'10% of the population has dyslexia. 1 out 6 people have problems with reading' @superroz. #accessibility #gova11y
Retweeted by Alistair DugginW3C’s WAI Calls for Review of Web Accessibility Perspectives videos
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Tune in to new #videos that show web #accessibility is essential for some, useful for all. -- #GAAD #a11y
Retweeted by Alistair DugginThe best book to learn about accessibility! Can't recommend it highly enough. friends @GOVUK are running a survey on AT usage. Take part to help us make sure our tech works for all #atec2016
Retweeted by Alistair Duggin.@dugboticus talking about accessibility at the GDS huddle today. #accessibility #gova11y
Retweeted by Alistair Duggin‘Do it myself, on my own terms’ @edwardhorsford about a blind user wanting to renew a passport. #gova11y
Retweeted by Alistair Duggin‘Those who place #accessibility in a small afterthought box’ - read Steven’s story: #gova11y
Retweeted by Alistair DugginTypes of #accessibility aids available to users with disabilities: #gova11y @usabilityfirst
Retweeted by Alistair Duggin‘When people say “My old tired eyes can’t read this”... it is because they can’t' @mrmrs_:
Retweeted by Alistair DugginGreat talk from @dugboticus today on automated tools, #periscope and other #accessibility goings on in #gdsteam
Retweeted by Alistair Duggin‘Making services easy to use for everyone’ @edwardhorsford #gova11y #accessibility
Retweeted by Alistair Duggin#Accessibility week continues with this breakdown of accessibility issues by @kirabug:
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Accessibility matters. I love this illustration showing that everybody can have difficulties
Retweeted by Alistair DugginWhen gov websites, job applications & learning tools are inaccessible ppl with disabilities r placed at disadvantage @Microsoft hopes to improve the user experience for all: #accessibility @FastCoDesign
Retweeted by Alistair Duggin'Aim to meet the needs of everyone and ensure that someone who has a disability is not excluded' @dugboticus:
Retweeted by Alistair Duggin @NeilMilliken are there any places available at your accessibility event on Thursday? @_voina_ is very interested in the eventWhat type of assistive technology do you use and what version have you got? Tell us #gova11y
Retweeted by Alistair DugginConsider the range of people that will use your product or service by @dugboticus #accessibility #a11y #gova11y
Retweeted by Alistair DugginExcited to re-launch the @gdsteam Accessibility Blog. My 1st post 'What we mean when we talk about accessibility' term ‘accessibility’ gets used a lot. Here’s what we mean by #accessibility: #gova11y
Retweeted by Alistair DugginWe’re talking #accessibility this week. First up, we believe accessible design is good design:
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"designing for the extremes often yields disproportionate rewards which benefit the general use case as well"
The wait is over! Transcripts for our latest episode w @AaronGustafson on progressive enhancement is now out: #a11y
Retweeted by Alistair DugginEven more design fabness! This thoughtful piece is by @1mikeowen and completely nails how we do design @HODigital :)
Retweeted by Alistair DugginBrilliant digital advances to help blind people navigate @RLSBcharity @tom_peyrlsb #wayfindr
Retweeted by Alistair DugginThe first working draft of the #Wayfindr open standard has launched today. @WayfindrSTD #VisuallyImpaired #A11y
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@cjforms would love to chat to you about this topic. Am planning on doing a short workshop with the content team on accessible headingsGreat article on how to use headings to help make content accessible for screen reader users #accessibility @benjystanton yes RT. We need leaders for our design teams: Content, Interaction or Service Design. Come join us! We're amazing!
Retweeted by Alistair Duggin @CreativeClo @CreativeClo (3/3) A creative challenge not a challenge to creativity An intrinsic quality not a bolted-on fix About people not technology @CreativeClo (2/3) A core value not an item on a checklist A shared concern not a delegated task @CreativeClo Alternative text: (1/3) When we examine accessibility through the lens of user experience, we see that accessibility is: