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Inclusion & Accessibility
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What are hidden disabilities?

Some disabilities are clear to see and there are physical signs which make them immediately apparent to other people. However, many disabilities are not like this; around 80% of all disabilities are invisible.

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Did you know every iPhone is accessible? Part 2

Our previous blog on iPhone accessibility covered features that are useful for people who are blind or have low vision. This week, we continue the discussion and examine iOS features that can help people with hearing loss to participate in everyday activities independently.

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What is EN 301 549?

EN 301 549 is the EU regulation for creating accessible websites, mobile apps, and ICT products. It was designed to make sure that people with disabilities have equal access to all digital content and products.

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IA Labs takes centre stage at awards shows and conferences

Last weekend marked a hectic but exciting time at IA Labs: the team were shortlisted for the National Digital Awards 2022 and the Spiders 2023, and Adela Buliman was invited to speak at Women TechMakers Belfast. Read on to find out more about what we’ve been up to recently.

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Happy Black History Month

February marks Black History Month, an event celebrating the achievements of African Americans throughout history. In this week’s blog, you can read about the intersectional challenges faced by black people with disabilities, as well as how to support them.

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How is AI tech like ChatGPT improving digital accessibility?

Innovations in artificial intelligence like ChatGPT have offered great potential to enhance digital accessibility. As a result, more people with a disability can now access services in the digital world thanks to AI and machine learning.

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2.5.5: Target Size

One of the Level AAA Success Criteria of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) states that the target for pointer inputs like buttons, links, and other clickable elements should be at least 44 by 44 CSS pixels in size.