Make Sure Your Source is the Right One

Proxies, advocates, and representatives are all welcome to participate, but when you want the best quality of information upon which to build the foundation of your… Read more

Accessibility and the User Experience - Two Sides of the Same Coin

Where does user experience ends and accessibility begin? Aren't they two sides of the same coin? And, if so, how and when should both be incorporated into a project In my… Read more

We Have the Power -- and Responsibility -- to Ensure the Web We’ve Always Wanted is Open to All

We can create the web we want -- but, to quote Stan Lee, with great power comes great responsibility. It’s one thing to create the web in our own image, but the ethical… Read more

Echidnas To Be Spotted in Montreal, Minneapolis

Whether it’s la belle province or the Land of 10,000 Lakes, you can find Echidnas all over this wonderful continent of ours. And over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be… Read more

We Shouldn’t Need to be Told Accessibility is Just Good Business

Focusing on accessibility isn’t something we should need to be told to do -- after all, it’s just good business. I guess you could look at the recent announcement that the… Read more

More Messaging Lessons from the Fringes

Word of mouth is incredibly powerful. And with the importance of social media in our lives, it's essential to your success that those words are the right ones. A couple of… Read more

Digital Echidna’s President Nominated for IABC Outstanding Communicator Award

First off, I want to say how honoured and humbled I am to be nominated for the 2017 Outstanding Communicator Award, to be handed out tonight by the International Association… Read more

Walking a Book

It’s around 17 degrees Celsius in London Canada. The sun is out, there is a nice breeze. I walked to work this morning and logged my time into walkonebook.ca. Walkonebook.ca… Read more

Accessibility is About Independence, Not Dependence on Others

While it is unfortunate enough when a process is inaccessible, it is far more frustrating when those in charge of the process expect users with disabilities to always have… Read more

Digital Echidna Receives David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility

Digital Echidna is proud to announce that it has received the David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility. Digital Echidna’s content strategist, Jay Menard, accepted… Read more

Window-Eyes' Shutting Causes Challenges, Changes for Users

Last week marked the end of a long-standing text-to-speech engine, Window-Eyes. More than two decades after its creation, this commercial screen reader will no longer be sold… Read more

Open Source, the Humanities, and the Future -- Part Three of Our Talk with Susan Brown

In parts one and two of our interview with CWRC project lead Susan Brown, we've talked about establishing the need for Islandora, and why the project team chose a Drupal shop… Read more