Maxwell Ivey

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Maxwell Ivey is known around the world as The Blind Blogger. He has gone from failed carnival owner to respected amusement equipment broker to award-winning author, motivational speaker, online media publicist, and host of the What’s Your Excuse podcast.

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By Maxwell Ivey

Today, I want to speak about headings. If you remember from my article on navigation, proper headings can be one of the quickest ways for adaptive tech users to navigate your website or app. However, to help you understand the best way to create effective headers, I think you need to know more about workflow than accessibility. by Maxwell Ivey

Published in PHP Reflections, May 2024

Getting GAAD Ready

By Maxwell Ivey

by Maxwell Ivey

Published in Deep Diving PHP Security, April 2024

Text Accessibility

By Maxwell Ivey

This month, I want to talk about text. Yes, you read *text* correctly. Even I thought, “Max, is there enough to talk about?” before I actually began writing this article. by Maxwell Ivey

Published in World Community, March 2024

Using Different Browsers

By Maxwell Ivey

by Maxwell Ivey

Published in The PHP Gambit: Winning Strategies in Code, February 2024

The Importance of Alt Tags

By Maxwell Ivey

Alt Tag, short for alternative text tag, provides a written description of an image. Search engines use these tags to identify content as well as screen readers for people who are visually impaired. Let’s take a closer look at the importance of alt tags in providing crucial information for users. by Maxwell Ivey

Published in Bad Bug Bounties, January 2024

Creating Accessible Forms

By Maxwell Ivey

I want you to think about forms in a different way. They aren’t just a routine part of your website. They are, in fact, the lifeblood of any business that sells things online. Whether that is a full-blown e-commerce site or simply someone who offers services from their website. Forms can either be a smooth, beautiful bridge or a creeky, old draw bridge designed to keep robbers out. by Maxwell Ivey

Published in Generating Efficient PHP, December 2023

Done For You

By Maxwell Ivey

This time I want to talk about an approach to improving accessibility that would probably be controversial to long-time advocates in the world of accessibility and inclusion. It is the idea that ‘done-for-you’ by Maxwell Ivey

Published in Command Line Picasso, November 2023

Emoticons, Stickers, and GIFs

By Maxwell Ivey

Images aren’t so clear for me. I rely on my screen reader to explain the image, whether an emoticon, sticker, or gif. I’m hoping that this process could be much easier for me and others with a little bit of understanding on the development side. by Maxwell Ivey

Published in Software Archeology, October 2023

Unseeable Colors

By Maxwell Ivey

I recently spent time on an e-commerce site trying to buy new professional clothes. I received a fee for a recent talk on overcoming adversity from the Wyoming Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities. Afterward, I decided to invest some of that money to maintain my appearance. by Maxwell Ivey

Published in The Spectrum of PHP, September 2023

Small Changes

By Maxwell Ivey

Small changes have significant effects on your disabled audience. I really appreciate the opportunity to share my experiences with you. And I hope we can help developers and adaptive tech users better understand each other.
by Maxwell Ivey

Published in Packing Up PHP, August 2023

Barrier-Free Bytes: Site Navigation

By Maxwell Ivey

Hello, as a kid, I was one of those kids who rarely asked why I had
to do something. I just assumed my parents knew what was best for me and
wouldn’t make up rules just for their entertainment. by Maxwell

Published in Be Barrier Free, July 2023

Barrier-Free Bytes: Welcome to Barrier-Free Bytes

By Maxwell Ivey

Welcome to our new column, Barrier-Free Bytes. We hope to create a
space to discuss and learn about accessibility and inclusion for all in
our community. Without further ado, let’s learn more about the author,
Maxwell Ivey. by Maxwell Ivey

Published in Evolving PHP, June 2023