UX and accessibility

You know, so people can use and access your site

Writing usable, accessible copy isn’t a fluffy extra. It’s something we bring to every job – from a little HTML email through to a 5,000 page intranet.

UX

First of all, we’re just as interested in the overall experience as you are. Technical details are all very well – but if the user isn’t delighted, what’s the point?

That said, expect us to ask weird questions about JavaScript accordions, alt text, modal overlays and other fiddly stuff that really matters.

Sometimes we work alongside UX agencies, web developers and in-house usability teams – helping to rework customer journeys, refine labelling, write contextual help, validation copy and much more.

We even write error messages – a tiny detail that often undermines otherwise beautifully constructed sites.

Accessibility

We won’t get all AAA on you. But we will push to make sure the website copy doesn’t stop users… er… using your site.

That means making sure we always work to create structure and meaning. That’s especially important if the website copy is stripped from its visual context by assistive technologies like screen readers and Braille readers.

So don’t expect to see geographic references (like ‘the link below’), colours (‘the blue box’) or a careless ‘click here’.

We’ve also written accessibility manuals for our clients – useful for regular websites, but especially handy for intranets.