Around the Office: The Value of Boredom, Aphasia-Friendly Websites, & the Offline Masses

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog of what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. Entertaining Ourselves Away From Creativity While it offers some entertainment in downtime, Daveed is a little worried his iPhone could be zapping his creativity. There’s a growing body of evidence to […]

Building an Internet that Includes Everyone: Accessibility Camp Toronto

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Over the weekend the Kobayashi Online team had the pleasure of attending and sponsoring the second annual Accessibility Camp Toronto. Held on November 17, 2012 at OCAD University, this “un-conference” gathered accessibility experts and those hoping to make websites and applications that everyone can use. The basic goal of accessible web design is to create online content that’s more […]

Around the Office: Accessible Talk on Accessibility, Weekly Knit Fonts, Mobile Design Beyond WebKit, More!

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog that shows what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. As far as we’re concerned, inclusiveness should be one of the key features of the web – everyone should be able to experience webpages. This is why Kobayashi Online sponsored and […]

The Path to Accessibility: Six Questions to Ask Your Web Developer

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With about 15 per cent of the world’s population living with some form of disability (pdf), accessibility is increasingly becoming an issue that cannot be ignored when, for instance, hosting an event or planning a building, yet it’s still often an afterthought for websites. In an effort to simplify the process of making a website […]

Accessible Web design: Why make your website accessible?

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Image by Jil Wright The World Health Organization estimates that about 15 per cent of the world’s population lives with some form of disability. Furthermore, nearly everyone will be temporarily or permanently impaired at some point in their life and those surviving to old age will experience increasing difficulties in functioning. Though often ignored, disability […]

Design Focus: The National Film Board

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“Design Focus” is a regular Online Friendly feature that examines well-designed sites to show how Web designers have overcome some of the challenges of their profession. This week’s featured site: The National Film Board The National Film Board of Canada is one of the country’s most respected institutions – this significantly raises the expectations for its website. […]