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Fri, 21/06/2019 - 11:31
01/08/2014 The Digital Accessibility Centre are proud to have been part of recent HMRC research to identify the level of accessibility compliance of three prototype online services against the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. The research is…
Fri, 21/06/2019 - 11:20
Disabled internet users have spoken out after a recent report claimed that half of people who have stopped going online have a disability. Disabled internet users have questioned the results of a recent report that claimed that half of people who have…
Sat, 01/06/2019 - 09:02
Introduction Over recent years you may have heard about the role out of smart meters across the UK, which make it easier to manage your energy use and bring an end to estimated billing. A smart meter tracks your energy use, and sends it over a secure…
Wed, 01/05/2019 - 09:04
What is it? International day for persons with disabilities (IDPD), was first observed on the 3rd of December 1992, and has been an annual event since then. The event promotes the rights and wellbeing of disabled persons throughout the world, and…
Mon, 01/04/2019 - 09:05
Introduction There are many ways which iOS can be customised to improve text input, from handwriting mode, braille mode and the various typing options when using the iOS default keyboard. As smart phone use has increased among blind and low-vision users…
Fri, 01/03/2019 - 09:05
Introduction One of our new analysts Tehani, gives us her view on screen reader preferences, and why she prefers one over another. Today screen reader users are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing the right software to meet their needs. In the…
Sat, 01/09/2018 - 09:06
Introduction From September 2018, all public sector websites will need to conform to the new European accessibility directive. The directive has some exemptions, and provides additional time for some organisations to update their content and policies…
Tue, 24/04/2018 - 09:06
24/04/2018 Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC) are providing Assistive Technology training courses to take place at our Neath Offices. This training is intended to complement our existing offering of training with the added benefit of seeing our staff do…
Tue, 27/02/2018 - 09:07
27/02/2018 As a blind iOS user, I am often asked how I use Siri, the iOS voice assistant which became part of the iPhone 4S and a permanent feature of iOS since then. To avoid confusion, Siri is different from Voiceover, as Voiceover is a fully…
Mon, 22/01/2018 - 09:07
22/01/2018 Introduction As a totally blind user who is familiar with Voiceover on all Apple products, I have long thought about the accessibility of the Apple TV; and how it works with Voiceover. Recently my wife and I purchased the Apple TV, and it’s…