Keeping your IT secure

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It goes without saying that we are living in very uncertain times. The last two years plus the terrible situation in Ukraine have left us all feeling, at best, unsettled and, at worst, terrified. None of us know what the future will hold or how the world will change in coming months, and much of…

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Making your website work better with screen readers

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My last post was all about getting text to look clear for people with visual impairments, so this time I’m going to take it one step further and talk about making your website work better with screen readers, and with virtually no technical knowledge. I should qualify that by saying that there are techy things…

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How to make your website more legible

dictionary definition of legibility: the fact of being easy to read, or the degree to which something is easy to read

  When it comes to website accessibility, most people’s first thought is that it means catering for visitors who use screen readers. Whilst this is true (and will be something I discuss in another post), designing for accessibility also includes designing for those with more minor visual impairments. For example: Most people are visually impaired…

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What sort of people is web accessibility for?

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Website accessibility is usually (at least in the UK) seen as an optional, and often expensive, add-on that website owners think doesn’t apply to them because they don’t supply products or services to the “disabled” community. The official WCAG definition of web accessibility is making sure that “websites and web tools are properly designed and…

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Case Study: The Fostering Company

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Imagine you work with children and young people who desperately need your help and one of the main ways you have to try to facilitate that help is through a website that doesn’t work properly. What do you do? Situational Analysis The Fostering Company already had a self-built website on Moonfruit. Most of the information…

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Jackdaw Web Design – Now A Full Service Agency

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I’m delighted to be able to tell you that after years of searching for the right associates, I can now proudly call Jackdaw Web Design a full service design agency. What does that mean? Simply put, it now means that I, together with my associates, can handle every aspect of your online marketing needs. From…

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Ten Ways to Make Your Website More Accessible

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What is web accessibility? According to The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), who are an international community that develops open standards to ensure the long-term growth of the Web, and who also define the standards for making websites more accessible, “Web accessibility means that websites, tools, and technologies are designed and developed so that people with disabilities can…

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What is web accessibility and why is it important?

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Just imagine what would happen if you could tap into a market of over 11.5 million people, and that’s just in the UK.  Imagine how that would benefit your business or organisation. Imagine how that increased revenue could help you help your clients. You may have a brand new website, and you’re undoubtedly really proud…

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