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Inclusion & Accessibility
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UI/UX for accessibility

Great care should be taken into account when designing the user interface and user experiences of websites and applications to ensure their presentation is easy to follow from the first use, including for people with disabilities.

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What is a screen reader?

One of the most essential assistive technologies out there is screen reading software, which allows people with sight loss, cognitive or learning disabilities, or who are deaf and blind to use a computer.

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RTÉ releases the first kids TV show with Lámh Signs

Lámh is a manual sign language system used by people with intellectual disabilities and/or communication challenges. Recently, Lámh was used and promoted in a new children’s TV show, Dizzy Deliveries, which airs on RTÉ Junior.

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Digital accessibility will democratise technology in 2023

In theory, the internet has become democratised, with digital products and services available globally to all. In practice, we know well that this is not the case. The perception of technology as a great enabler comes with a caveat: for many, the internet and all its assets are not accessible.

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Creating Accessible PDFs

PDFs are considered universal documents: regardless of what software or device someone is using, they will be able to open a PDF file. But this doesn’t mean they will be able to read the PDF if the necessary accessibility features are missing.

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2.1.1 and 2.1.2: Keyboard and No Keyboard Trap

2.1.1 Keyboard and 2.1.2 No Keyboard Trap are level A success criteria in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). They are related to the use of keyboards on websites.