Enabling People through Digital Accessibility

I'm halfway through my 100 Days of Accessibility journey! In concert with this achievement, I've recently completed the University of Southampton's free online course about Digital Accessibility and am ready to review what I've learned over the 5-week online course. Below are my highlights of emphasized points, ideas new to me, and a-ha moments as a web …

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“To design is much more than simply to assemble, to order, or even to edit; it is to add value and meaning, to illuminate, to simplify, to clarify, to modify, to dignify, to dramatize, to persuade, and perhaps even to amuse.” Paul Rand

Keyboard-Only for a Day #GAAD

In honor of #GAAD (Globally Accessibility Awareness Day), I committed to using my keyboard throughout my day at work. (Some cheating was involved, so I didn't get in trouble for being unproductive due to keyboard adjustment mode.) The Minnesota IT department initiated a No Mouse Challenge that encouraged people to use their keyboard-only for 15 …

Hyphen, En Dash, Em Dash

Yesterday I attended an all-day professional writing workshop presented by Jim Hale. Observing through the lens of a web designer/developer, I found several discussions among the group to be pertinent to writing and editing content on the web. The discussion about punctuation was very engaging. In particular, the definition and purpose of hyphens, en dashes, …