Dean Birkett

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  • Posted to I'm Halli. AMA., Jul 11, 2019

    Hey Halli,

    As someone with a motor disability themselves, how has this changed how you and your team approach design? Do you find yourself pushing for considerations for other disabilities and impairments when designing, such as considering low vision and colour blindness, touch targets etc.?

    Not a critique but I see many issues with the Ueno.co website, so I wonder if you too have these internal battles.

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  • Posted to AMA: Semplice Team on Semplice 4, in reply to Tobias van Schneider , Sep 20, 2017

    Thanks Tobias. It's a shame that it isn't accessible. I've just taken a look at some of the 'best sites', such as http://mindtdesignstudio.de/ - which unfortunately is completely inaccessible for keyboard users (but I could have selected anyone with the hamburger icon).

    It's a shame that in 2017 we're still allowing for inaccessible sites to hit the web. I hope it's something that you tackle in future roadmaps.

    We shouldn't really be reminding designers of the oft-quoted, “The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.” — Tim Berners-Lee

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  • Posted to AMA: Semplice Team on Semplice 4, in reply to Tobias van Schneider , Sep 20, 2017

    Hey Tobias! For instance, Medium does not allow you to add ALT text to images, Squarespace is equally inaccessible. I want control of focus states, I want to use the site with a keyboard, and I want to ensure that it works well (and not just looks pretty).

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  • Posted to AMA: Semplice Team on Semplice 4, Sep 20, 2017

    I'm keen to create an Accessible portfolio website, but after checking out a number of CMS I have reached the conclusion that Accessibility isn't a core consideration, and I'm left with coding everything myself. How does Semplice 4 help with creating accessible websites?

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