There’s a Chinese proverb that says, “Tell me, I’ll forget. Show me, I may remember. But involve me, and I’ll understand.” It’s a good approach to take when you’re in charge of training people to become accessible content creators.
A comprehensive new booklet aims to demystify Cognitive Disability by providing a practical resource for organisational support. The author of the guide, Dr Scott Hollier, is Media Access Australia’s Director of Digital Accessibility, and also wrote the ground-breaking Service Provider’s Accessibility Guide last year. He shares his thoughts on the condition and the new guide in an insightful podcast.
There are many free and paid automated tools available to help you identify accessibility issues in your websites, apps and digital channels. Automatic accessibility checking tools are useful to broadly identify problems and start developing a plan to fix them, and engaging human experts throughout this process is important to achieve the best result. Here’s our reasons why manual testing by accessibility professionals alongside automatic tools is necessary to ensure your digital products are as accessible as possible.