Designing for the Completely Blind: Screen Readers

Popular Screen Readers By the term ‘completely blind’ I am referring to users who do not use the internet as a visual medium at all. These are people who most often make the use of screen readers to convey the printed word into a spoken alternative. Popular Screen Readers include: Screen Reader Operating System Availability 

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“Manage Your Life Counselling” NEW WEBSITE

Manage Your Life Counselling Manage Your Life Counselling is the name for my client, Lisa Attwood’s counselling practice. Lisa wanted a website which was clean and modern, and which was easily accessible & responsive. I utilised some lage, full screen images (free from http://unsplash.com) to make the index page’s sections fit into clearly defined areas. 

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From Psychologists to ODDA Magazine

What is it about October? I always seem to have some interesting work come along during the Autumn. 2014 is no exception and this year I find I’m working with two Counsellors (the psychotherapist variety) – An Artist – A lovely lady selling unique and beautiful Jewellery and An International Fashion Magazine (ODDA). Also, I 

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Go with the FLOW

“FLOW” Art Exhibition. Fri 19th – Sun 21st September 2014. Althorpe St. Studios. Leamington Spa. A Creative Collective Presents Recent Artwork Collage, Digital, Mixed-Media, Photography   Toni Peach • Richard Proffitt Bill Sankey • Chris Harrison   Official Opening: Friday 6.30 – LATE Donation Bar and Music Open Saturday 11.00am – late and Sunday 11.00am 

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Happy Summer Solstice

In taking time to reflect and celebrate on the summer solstice, you join an ancient human practice designed to honor the regenerative powers of the Sun, as well as acknowledge the fertility and growth so abundant in the natural world. With the Moon in intuitive Scorpio at this solstice, transformation is possible. A full Moon 

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Love Internet Privacy? Then Reset the Net!

June 5th, 2014: Reset the Net  #resetthenet Don’t ask for your privacy. Take it back. Sign up at ResetTheNet.org Governments have twisted the Internet into something it was never intended to be: a system for invading our private lives. We’re fighting back and demanding needed reforms, but we don’t have to to wait while politicians promise 

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Style Switchers for Accessibility

I’ve been working on a Disability information website, aptly called Disability Information Zone: http://www.disabilityinformationzone.co.uk/. Based in Coventry UK, I’m in the process of amassing a database (well, not exactly a database, but a page of published data) detailing an assortment of disability information for Disabled People in Coventry & Warwickshire. This can be found at: 

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ARIA Landmarks* for Screen Readers

HTML WAI-ARIA roles help screen reader users. *Landmark according to W3C means: “A type of region on a page to which the user may want quick access. Content in such a region is different from that of other regions on the page and relevant to a specific user purpose, such as navigating, searching, perusing the 

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New Video: HongKong Punk Ballerina

Featured Video – HongKong Punk Ballerina Shonen Knife meet us in Hong Kong harbour, as the punk, Jordan, practices her ballerina moves around the bonfire in Derek Jarman’s Jubilee. Previous Videos: MurderFuneral01 Black Narcissus Cut up and Cropped @RichardProffitt