Disability on BBC Online: Accessibility news updates

The latest developments about accessibility on the BBC

News Connected Studio

Hi I am the head of product for BBC News Online and lead the product strategy and development of website, mobile, tablet and IPTV products for News.The change of year is a good time to look back and also forward.... Read on

Supporting Accessibility: Betsie, Text Only, and the Semantic Web

Whether or not to provide a Text Only version of a webpage is an interesting Accessibility question and one that we have been re-visiting regularly since I established the Accessibility Team for public facing BBC digital services back in 2005. Read on

BBC Homepage: Localisation & Accessibility Updates

The BBC Homepage was relaunched on 30th November last year and as we approach the end of January we have now completed our first two updates for 2012. Read on

Something Special: Out and About the Users

Something Special is an inclusive TV programme, appealing to all children whilst also being carefully designed with the abilities and developmental goals of disabled children in mind, in particular children with communication difficulties. The TV team are restricted by the nature of the linear medium, but creating an online offering gave us a unique opportunity to go beyond this and reach the far ends of the disability spectrum. Read on

Something Special: Out and About released

I remember extremely clearly when the first series of Something Special came out in 2005. We accompanied the series with a website, and as the TV show was aimed at children with special needs we made the site as simple and usable as possible. Read on

MyDisplay Trial Concludes

Examples of BBC web accessibility tools, from the MyDisplay home page Back in 2005 a small group of BBC Designers, Developers and Accessibility Specialists began to investigate the benefits of in-page customisation. The main output of their discussion was... Read on

My Web My Way relaunch: more accessibility information

My Web My Way is designed to educate audiences with accessibility needs about how to get the best out of the web Read on

UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities: a preview of why the new BS8878 British Standard for Web Accessibility matters

As the BBC's Head of Usability & Accessibility, I chaired the committee who created the BS8878 standard, and acted as its lead author. Read on

Ouch! blog

Goodbye - Ouch is on the move

This is the last entry on our page here. As of Thursday our blog will move to a new home, with a fresh format. Visit our new page to keep up with our stories and podcasts all in one place.... Read on

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