Ideas for Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)

Published: 10 April 2024

Read time: 17 minutes

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is coming up on May 16th! GAAD is a perfect opportunity to celebrate your accessibility progress, get people engaged in the work, and to talk loudly about accessibility. In this post, I'm sharing some ideas you might find helpful for your GAAD activities.

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Mastering job applications

Published: 21 February 2024

Read time: 12 minutes

Today's post will cover applying for accessibility jobs, but my advice will be helpful when applying for any job. I am a hiring manager, and just this week, I have sifted a lot of applications for a senior role. Recruiting is always frustrating for me because so many great people don't make the cut. This blog post will cover why, and provide you some tips to master your next job application.

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Getting to an accessibility strategy

Published: 15 February 2024

Read time: 19 minutes

This blog will discuss the steps I took to get to an accessibility strategy for a company with eight million customers. I'll caveat this post by saying my approach is not perfect, but it worked for me, and it might just work for you. I was supported by some exceptional, very senior 'strategy people' who provided steer and guidance throughout.

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Five things I've learned working in digital accessibility

Published: 3 August 2023

Read time: 21 minutes

I've been working in digital accessibility for around eight years now. I began my journey as a front-end developer and have since led accessibility teams and set the strategic direction for organisations around accessibility and inclusion. Here are five things I've learned on my journey.

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Setting up an accessibility empathy lab

Published: 23 November 2022

Read time: 18 minutes

An accessibility empathy lab can be a powerful tool to help build empathy and understanding towards the challenges that disabled people are up against in the digital world. Empathy labs can also really help educate people on the role they can play in influencing and making services accessible.

In this blog, I will cover what an empathy lab is, the benefits of having one, the downsides of simulating disability, and how you can start your own, including links to all the equipment and useful posters.

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