Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2019, 97.8% of one million homepages tested by WebAIM failed WCAG 2.1

Why PR’s must act now to get digital accessibility right

It’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) 2019 on Thursday. The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) access and inclusion, plus people with different disabilities. It’s the ideal moment to consider why digital accessibility and inclusion matters SO MUCH for PR and communications professionals.  

New disability emojis

New disability emojis to show their faces in late-2019

Love them or hate them, emojis are growing from strength to strength.  There are currently 2,623 official unicode emojis and they are incredibly well-used. The average number of emojis sent on Facebook each day is 60 million. Whilst the average number sent on Facebook Messenger each day is a mind-boggling five billion! OMG!

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Complete the ClickAway Pound Survey 2019 now

In 2016 the first ever ClickAway Pound Survey gave a fascinating insight into the world of online shopping for people with disabilities.   The results didn’t make for great reading. The survey found that: 1 million people in the UK have impairments that affect the way they use the Internet.

Platinum

Platinum, a book celebrating the CIPR’s 70th Anniversary

Platinum is a new book from the CIPR showcasing excellence in public relations. Edited by Stephen Waddington Found.Chart.PR Hon FCIPR, Platinum is the story of the CIPR as told by its members, including our very own Catherine Grinyer and Gavin B. Harris. 

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Looking at diversity through the PRCA PR and Communications Census 2018

The PRCA’s PR and Communications Census is out. Here’s a quick review of some of the key points from the census that are worth highlighting, with a particular focus on the diversity of the industry.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Eight simple steps to make your digital communications more accessible

It was Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) last Thursday. It was great to see everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital accessibility and inclusion and to celebrate, we've written eight quick steps you can follow to make your digital communications more accessible.

Accessibility emojis

Apple pushes for greater representation of people with disabilities

Apple are calling for more inclusive emojis, we explore the benefits of normalising disability and making everyone realise that it's an everyday thing for the one billion people around the world who have a disability.

A room full of people listening

How can businesses find new opportunities as the UK’s population changes?

Here at Big Voice Communications we are big fans of equality, diversity and inclusion consultancy EW Group’s Reworked podcast. We read a lot about equality, diversity and inclusion, but it’s also great to hear about it too.

Big Ben

Calling for a bigger voice for disabled people in politics

Research made public by the BBC earlier this year found that just 1.5% of Welsh councillors are known to have a disability, even though around 20% of the UK population have a disability. We believe this is a national problem.

The humble cauliflower

Unwrapped, why food packaging needs to be more accessible

We all need to eat food and for many of us eating is an enjoyable experience. But for many disabled people there can be opaque barriers that get in the way between them and a good meal.