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

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Welcome news #CAPTCHA systems prevent many disabled people from completing online processes #a11y #ecommerce
Retweeted by Alistair DugginWhat I've learned about GOV.UK's current content operating model - and what's next #govcontent #contentdesign #govuk
Retweeted by Alistair DugginWatch Inga in this video. #dis/ableism #isufferfrom summarised brilliantly in 1min 47 seconds @CDSLeeds @SSPLeeds
Retweeted by Alistair DugginBREAKING NEWS: people don't really download/use a lot of native mobile apps
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A GDS story ~
Retweeted by Alistair DugginAll public sector #mobileapps to be accessible by June 2021 Existing public sector websites by Sept 2020 New websi…
Retweeted by Alistair DugginThe long difficult process of vetting and amending possible Success Criteria for #WCAG V2.1 has begun. web #a11y
Retweeted by Alistair Duggin @MollyWattTalks makes the case more clearly and politely than I could for recognising range and breadth of…
Retweeted by Alistair DugginAccessibility improvements coming to Windows and Office 365 in 2017 HT @njduggin
Quote from @JasonCanam "There's nothing we've done for #accessibility that hasn't just made the game better for all players" #psx16 #gamedev
Retweeted by Alistair DugginCan't Start a [#Accessibility] Fire Without a Spark! Slides by @mpaciello from #a11yTO #a11y
Retweeted by Alistair Duggin1. Accessibility is not an edge case. 2. Hire and work with disabled people: they will *make* you innovate.
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Ontario’s Disability and Human Rights Code #design's not just for International Day of Persons w Disabilities - it's for everyone, every day…
Retweeted by Alistair DugginIt's the International Day of Persons w/ #Disabilities Over 1 billion people have some form of #disability
Retweeted by Alistair Duggin5 days until this consultation ends: 6 point plan to open up the market for suppliers of all sizes @GOVUKdigimkt
Retweeted by Alistair DugginDigital Outcomes and Specialists 2 is now open: apply to supply your services @GOVUKdigimkt
Retweeted by Alistair DugginLow Vision - The Essential Guide for Ophthalmologists (39 page PDF) for developers @dugboticus @gdsteam #FrontEnd #javascript #UI #CSS
Retweeted by Alistair Duggin @ash_no3 We'll be publishing a blog about this soon and sharing the results @dugboticus @NHSEngland @ReSoundUK @charles_rt @gds @DWP #accessibility #deafblind
Retweeted by Alistair DugginVision simulations eg Blurry and Ghosted Vision, Halos, Starbursting, Retinal Detachment, Visual Snow, Hemianopia
Research relevant to low vision, collected by the @w3c Low Vision task Force HT @davidmacd @joelanman @cjforms definitley!How can we help teams make accessible services? See the results of our discovery:
Retweeted by Alistair Duggin @cjforms we went with survey monkey - only a couple of people had trouble using it. They have some pretty basic HTML errors though @cjforms @tabethanewman I didn't look at that oneWe've published a blog post to share the findings from our research into how to help team make accessible services @cjforms when I looked at survey tools I was shocked that I couldn't find any that I would consider fully accessible. All had code issues.Great bit of discovery work. We're trying out a bunch of stuff in Government as a Platform in the new year as a res…
Retweeted by Alistair DugginClick-Away Pound Survey results published, the online shopping experience of ppl with disabilities @freeneywilliams Chrome extension provides the means to simulate different types of visual impairments
What’s New in HTML 5.1 :
Retweeted by Alistair DugginUsers don’t choose to use government services, it’s a necessity. So how can we make them as efficient as possible?…
Retweeted by Alistair DugginThanks to @stevefaulkner and the HTML5 editors for accepting my proposal. Now Headings are allowed inside <legend>…
Retweeted by Alistair DugginDeaf YouTubers call out crappy captions with #NoMoreCraptions movement via @mashable #a11y
Retweeted by Alistair DugginAnother small but important update to GOV.UK styles:
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Comprehensive accessibility checklist from @voxmediainc via @mylifeasalllly at #cssconfau16
Retweeted by Alistair DugginAs @GarethFW says "Accessibility is not a dark art" Don't overload people with complexity - start with core princi…
Retweeted by Alistair DugginInterested in @heydonworks "Accessible Design Patterns" check out our #axschat video interview with him #a11y
Retweeted by Alistair Dugginwoah. browsing the accessibility tree in chrome canary! #a11y
Retweeted by Alistair DugginHopefully WCAG2.1 will pick up more of the needs of the hidden audience #a11y #ozewai
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The last video in our marathon video series on EN301549 #Accessibility sponsored by @MSFTEnable published now
Retweeted by Alistair DugginDid you know that Microsoft Edge has the Accessibility Tree available to view via its developer tools? #a11y
Retweeted by Alistair DugginOur Favorite Current Accessibility Tools #A11y #WCAG
Retweeted by Alistair Duggin"Designing for extreme cases helps you build more flexible and accommodating experiences that meet the needs of more people." @dugboticus
Retweeted by Alistair DugginI wrote an accessible blog post about how to make blog posts accessible. Cheers @dugboticus @LeonieWatson
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See from a Distance with Magnifier on iPhone: via @YouTube
Retweeted by Alistair DugginIt’s Not About Morals: Accessibility is for the Masses #a11y #webdesign
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Work training for people with #disabilities is important, says MP
Retweeted by Alistair DugginMental illness is invisible. That can make asking for help so much harder. This captures the struggle perfectly.…
Retweeted by Alistair DugginApple accessibility improvements to assist users with motor, vision, hearing, and learning impairments to use iOS 10’s hidden ‘Magnifier’ magnifying glass feature for iPhone | 9to5Mac #Accessibility @MacularSociety
Retweeted by Alistair DugginHow to convert images to text with app powered by #Google #MachineLearning #a11y
Retweeted by Alistair DugginUnderstanding #aspergers #autism #lostinlondon
Retweeted by Alistair DugginCheck out our BSL service now available via an app on your own device to use in branch. Device restrictions apply.…
Retweeted by Alistair DugginThank you @lopezbreit for the Spanish version of @HODigital Dos and Don'ts posters @gdsteam #accessibility #a11y
Retweeted by Alistair DugginOne of the most interesting talks I've seen this year so far Accessibility for developers - @dugboticus … #a11y
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4.3 m disabled people with access needs leave inaccessible websites and shop elsewhere #capsurvey #freeneywilliams ClickAway report 1 Dec
Retweeted by Alistair DugginThe 11th video in marathon series #accessibility in the European standard EN301549 just published thx to @MSFTEnable
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Low Vision - The Essential Guide for Ophthalmologists (39 page PDF) Short Videos to Improve Document Accessibility #a11y
Retweeted by Alistair DugginFascinating discussion about the differences between being blind and partially sighted on @RNIB Connect radio for accessibility- in almost every case, inclusivity leads to better UX for everyone. @hallfire
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Browsers can emulate the print media type (useful for debugging print styles). (via @simevidas)
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1 of the lessons: Accessibility needs to be of the people, by the people, for the people your sports kit at the ready! Paralympian Sophia Warner launches inclusive 'anything goes' triathlon series 🎽…
Retweeted by Alistair DugginThere is no one design process. But there *are* skills all designers need to grow. Yes.
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Really interesting post. How a person with dyslexia uses the Internet, using software for voice-dictation and for s…
Retweeted by Alistair Duggin @awaisbard I'm not aware of any similar guidelines. We'll share any information like this as we do more testing with them
..and we also have a German version! Thank you @MilianMuc for translating our @HODigital Dos and Don'ts posters…
Retweeted by Alistair DugginAnd here's the Dutch version of our @HODigital accessibility posters, courtesy of @AccessibilityNL #a11y
Retweeted by Alistair Duggin#communication is such an amazing skill. Today I used my limited tactile signing skills here in #Perth #Australia
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Wow! Amazing insights in toolsets and the daily trouble with inaccessible sites for a dyslexic person. #a11y
Retweeted by Alistair DugginThe latest post in our Accessibility and Me series - Dealing with dyslexia video of my talk The Velvet Rope is now online I recommend you watch all the others too a…
Retweeted by Alistair DugginCredit due to @krwpn @jbuller and the access needs team @HODigital :)
Retweeted by Alistair DugginMy next Egghead video, on screen reader testing with NVDA. Check it out! #a11y
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