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The A11Y Collective Blog

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A list of blog articles

  • The Accessibility Collective

    The term “a11y” is becoming more popular, especially among those who focus on accessibility. While it might look like a strange code at first, it’s just a shorter way of saying “accessibility”.

  • Interview with Wouter: I am stronger than stuttering

    Our colleague Wouter stutters, a disability that is not often mentioned in the well-known list of disabilities. What is the impact of stuttering on Wouter’s life, and how can we best support him?

  • Interview with Lilly: Two different socks

    Yoga, good for the body and soul. I love it, a moment of reflection, drinking tea afterwards with interesting conversations. Like with Lilly Pagrach. Purple hair, cheerful, sun-tanned face and …

  • How to activate keyboard navigation on MacOS

    To ensure complete keyboard navigation of all focusable interactive elements in MacOS Safari and Firefox, it is necessary to make the following adjustments to your keyboard settings. Note: The settings …

  • Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2023

    The A11Y Collective is the e-learning platform for anyone who wants to learn more about web accessibility. We offer IAAP approved courses on accessibility basics, accessible design, code and content and we offer masterclasses and advanced coding courses. On Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) we want to give everyone the chance to enroll in one of our courses by letting you decide the price yourself.

  • Accessible heading structure

    Heading levels have meaning, especially for screen reader users and search engines. That means one unique first level heading per page, with the other headings representing the page content similar to the index of a book: easily scannable and semantic.

  • 5 reasons why flashy websites destroy the user experience!

    Why flashy websites destroy the user experience? We share 5 main reasons and explain how. You can also learn more about this in our online accessibility courses.

  • Colour contrast

    The use of colour is inevitable in today’s design of the web. This blog will tell you what the importance of colour contrast is in web design. We will define what colour contrast is, why it is important on the web, what the WCAG success criteria are and how to measure colour contrast.

  • Common mistakes with using colour in accessibility

    One of the most important things to take into account when designing a fully accessible website is colour contrast. Read our blog and learn all about it.

  • How to write great alt texts

    Images are great. But what if you cannot see the image? Then the information on the images can be shared with an alternative text.