9 posts about Accessibility on this blog
Monday 7 July 2014, 08:54
The nature of Flash has always presented a challenge for users of assistive technologies. There are a number of technological and design considerations that must be taken into account when building accessible Flash content.
Friday 4 July 2014, 15:05
The SMP also acts as a platform on which new features, in the form of plugins, can be added to help users search, discover and save their favourite content as well as customise their audio video experience.
Monday 7 April 2014, 08:35
For blind and low vision users, as well as some users with cognitive impairments, both the BBC iPlayer iOS and Android apps have labels on all the Chromecast buttons that can be read out.
Thursday 13 March 2014, 10:41
Before we began work we already had a lot of data and user feedback about likes and dislikes with the existing iPlayer website. This was fed into the design process helping to shape wireframes and UX along with the BBC requirements of standards and guidelines.
Tuesday 11 March 2014, 09:30
The new iPlayer has been designed for a multiscreen world, so the experience is consistent, but optimised across PC, tablet, mobile and TV devices and we've built it in such a way that we can rapidly develop and release new features across those four screens.
Tuesday 25 February 2014, 08:30
In June last year we published a draft of the BBC Mobile Accessibility Standards and Guidelines. Since then we've been listening to feedback, reviewing the standards and guidelines, and refining techniques so that today the standards can finally come out of draft.
Wednesday 11 December 2013, 14:36
Today Standards and Guidelines has changed. We’ve removed a dozen guidelines that were out-of-date, cross-linked much of the design information to its sister site www.bbc.co.uk/gel, changed the colour and font of the site to bring it more in line with GEL and removed some broken links.
Tuesday 18 June 2013, 07:31
For the past eighteen months my team have been working hard to improve the accessibility of web content for mobile sites and native apps. It’s been an interesting journey as there are no internationally accepted guidelines for mobile accessibility so as a result we thought we’d write our own: the...
Tuesday 8 January 2013, 14:15
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. In the BBC News Online product team in recent weeks we have been reflecting on a year in...
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