What is PDF accessibility and why is it important? PDFs were designed so that everyone could view the same document regardless of what OS they were running. However, PDFs are too often incompatible with screen reading software and difficult to navigate. An accessible PDF is structured in such a way that it is […]
What is Reflow? Reflow is the process of fitting content to the width of a page so that site material remains within the boundaries of the page window when users zoom in to enlarge content. The layout and distance between objects on a page might change with enlargement, but all content on the page […]
What is Colour Contrast? Effective colour contrast means that there is sufficient contrast between text and background for all users, especially those with low contrast sensitivity. What is classified as sufficient Colour Contrast? The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) states that normal text and images of text must meet a contrast ratio of at […]
As more of our services than ever move online, our web estate has become the face of the University. Inclusivity of all our users has never been more important. A Practical and Ethical Approach With September’s legislation deadline rightly also attracting attention, we want to help our devolved web community improve the accessibility of their […]
We had a full house at our latest User Experience Service showcase on 23 July, with a focus on research and design conducted for business critical services: EASE authentication, Card Services, EdWeb and Learn. In this post I’ll share videos of the lightning talks and provide an overview of the session.
On August 13, we will apply a collection of development work and bug fixes to EdWeb. These include an image gallery, accordion element, easier ways to provide video on EdWeb pages, and a new Landing Page content type. These developments were funded by Communications and Marketing and the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
We’re running another of our showcase events to highlight how the pilot User Experience (UX) Service is helping a wide range of projects get closer to their target audiences and make better decisions. Booking for Tuesday 23 July is now open.
Between now and the mid of July, we will be carrying out a University-wide series of collaborative events. This user research exercise will inform upcoming work around the University website service and the content management system to be delivered by 2020/2021.
On November 8 we will apply the latest set of bug fixes, Drupal core and module security updates to EdWeb.
At this month’s Web Publishers’ Community session talks covered user experience; GDPR compliance in EdWeb; how to check if a Google Analytics implementation is working; and how the EdWeb cookie consent banner works.