Article by Olivia Gerber Morón.
You slept very badly last night and, as a consequence, your attention span (or patience) will be shorter today. It can help if the content you’re reading is structured in a simple layout, using plain language. Or, say, you’re suffering from an ear infection and you aren’t hearing quite as well as you usually do. Subtitles for video conferencing could make your work easier. These are just a few examples of how all of us change over time — sometimes subtly and sometimes in more significant ways — and our needs are never the same. So ideally, the design of digital and physical products and services we interact with can (and should) adapt to these constant, changing needs.
This article will introduce you to the concept of accessibility from a different angle, explaining why you should care about it and what the benefits of accessible, inclusive products and services are. We will also guide you through how you can embed accessibility in product development and what the advantages of thinking about accessibility from the start are. Finally, we will share with you four practical steps to get your company started with accessibility.
We all have sensorial, physical, and cognitive abilities that vary throughout our lives. This means that we sense, move, think, feel and communicate differently over time. Not supporting these human differences leads to disability and exclusion in society. However, if we take them into consideration, we can create more inclusive experiences for all.
For example, if your website is written using easy language and the layout is divided into short paragraphs, you can make the content accessible not only to people who have different cognitive abilities, such as dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. In fact, people who are not native speakers (including sign language native speakers), or those who might feel tired after a long day staring at a screen, will also gain a better experience. This will attract more consumers to your website because it’s intuitive and easy to navigate and understand for all.
Four years since our original article on internationalization was published, questions about what internationalization is (and isn’t) and why it matters in modern software development still arise quite often.
The concept of diversity, equity, and inclusion — or DEI, as it’s often referred to — has been gaining traction with employers in recent years. It is increasingly recognized as an essential building block for successful organizations, but it can be hard to know where to start on your DEI journey.
Introduction On May 30th, Nimdzi Insights hosted a panel discussion with i18n experts on current and future internationalization best practices. The discussionwas a valuable event held to shed light on the evolving landscape of i18n and provide insights into its importance, challenges, and best practices. The event featured prominent panelists with extensive experience in i18n, […]
Imagine this: you decide to expand your very successful and popular mobile cooking app to other markets across the globe. You want to reach a wider audience and maximize your return on investment. You start by contacting translators and localization experts to ensure your app’s content is accessible to audiences from different countries. But is that enough?