3 Things You Can Do Right Now to Make Your Social Media More Accessible

Posted by on May 14th, 2019

A problem with the internet, and the world in general, is that we put preferential treatment into those without disabilities. We have countless apps and social media platforms that focus on visual aspects… But what about people who have limited vision or may be blind? How can we try to make the web — more specifically, social media — more available to them? In this blog post, we’ll cover some easy changes that you can make right now that will drastically help you improve accessibility on your social media. We also cover accessibility on websites and what you can do to help improve accessibility on your website.

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What is SSL and do I need it?

Posted by on April 25th, 2018

If you’ve spent any time developing or working on a website in the past few months, you may know that there has been a large push from Google, web hosting providers, and others to enable SSL (secure sockets layer). Why? Tl;dr: SSL (https) allows you to have the coveted “green padlock” next to your URL, announcing your site can be confirmed that it is, in fact, the website it claims to be, allowing for security and peace of mind.

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Human Computer Interaction

Posted by on June 3rd, 2012

Today, I started taking a course in Human-Computer Interaction. This is an area of great interest to me, and something I wish I had spent more time on in college, particularly given what I ended up doing after college. Hindsight is of course 20/20! I’m just now working through the introductory section of the course, so I’m sure I will have a lot more to say about the material in the future, but for now the most interesting thing about this course is that it is entirely online, in video format. It’s part of a new online course format developed by Stanford University and hosted on Coursera, a beta online course system. So each week, there are videos to watch that are developed by a Stanford professor who teaches a similar traditional course, and student performance is evaluated by quizzes and projects. There are actually a number of these courses launching now and in the next few weeks to months, on a variety of topics, but Human-Computer Interaction is the one that initially caught my eye and I think it’s particularly intriguing to be working through a class on human-computer interaction in a format that requires human-computer interaction. I’m constantly thinking about the way people and computer systems interact–user experiences and information architecture are a significant part of what I offer to clients who are developing new websites or updating current ones, and this area is one where my background in psychology crashes headfirst into my experience with computing and…

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