OpenUp Digital is currently working with Bournville Village Trust (BVT) to deliver a series of free digital skills and confidence workshops for local, mainly retired residents. The sessions are scheduled to run from February through to June, with participants learning a new topic every month. This month, I’ve delivered three beginners’ workshops at Shenley Court Hall. Here’s what I’ve learned so far.
Following on from my last post, I want to share with you another project that’s been keeping me from blogging lately. For the past couple of months I’ve been working with residents at Queen Mother Gardens, a sheltered housing centre for blind and partially sighted people run by New Outlook housing association. Here’s what I’ve learned so far about helping blind and partially sighted users access digital communications.
I’m feeling rather sheepish as I start to write this as it’s been over a month since I last updated my blog. Over the next few posts I’m going to explain what’s been keeping me from blogging and share with you some of the things I’ve learned along the way.
Whenever you’re online it’s really important to think about your ‘call to action’. By that I mean what it is you want your audience to do after they’ve read your email, blog post or social media update. Today I’d like to share with you a simple html web tip that will make it easier for readers of your content to respond to your calls to action.
To jump straight to the how-to section of this post, please click on the link below:
Did you know that next month is Get Online Week? Started in 2007, it’s the UK’s biggest digital inclusion campaign and this year the week will take place between 17 and 23 October. OpenUp Digital will be supporting Get Online Week in Birmingham (more details coming soon). If you’d like to help more people benefit from the internet, there’s still time to get involved.
If I told you there was one simple change you can make that will help more visitors find your website, would you believe me? Today I’d like to let you know how adding descriptive information to the images you use on your website can help boost your website’s accessibility and help your content stand out in Google search results.