The purpose of web accessibility is to remove barriers and bring the information, services, and functionality of the web to as many people as possible so they can be included in the global internet community. Andromeda includes web accessibility as a first-order concern in all of their products and they bring this same commitment to their clients as well.
While just 10% of websites support proper accessibility (AbilityNet, 2018), one billion people globally live with disabilities (The World Bank, 2019). This is a tremendous discrepancy that marginalizes hundreds of millions of people.
We include Accessibility in everything we do, from design to implementation to quality assurance. Together, we can make the web a better place for everyone, by improving the accessibility of your websites and web applications.
We love Accessibility so Much, we Wrote the Book on it.
Make Your App More Accessible and Compliant with Approachable Accessibility: Planning for Success.
When You Read Approachable Accessibility, You’ll Learn:
- Various ways that website design can exclude or even harm users
- How to read and understand of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1
- How to put together an accessibility action plan for your organization
- The various tools and techniques for evaluating your existing websites
Latest Accessibility Articles
No Dogma Podcast - AccessibilityMartine Dowden explains what accessibility is, and how to make your sites and apps more accessible.Read More →
Reactive Form Custom ValidatorsExposing validation errors in a human-readable way guides the user when filling out and submitting forms, but when default implementations don't fit oRead More →
The Importance of Using Language AttributesLanguage attributes can not only help our User Experience but also our SEO. Let's explore the options and the benefits.Read More →
Andromeda Knows CSS
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are a web technology that allows layout, theme, and style to be applied to a document. In most common cases, that document is a Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) file and the rendering is performed by a web browser.
Often, CSS is seen as a design tool since it allows the author or designer of a web page to determine the visual look of that page. This control gives CSS a direct impact on both usability and accessibility.
At Andromeda Galactic, our expert team helps you maximize your site or app’s CSS so that your product is pleasing to use, it’s also accessible, usable, and maintainable long-term.
Latest CSS Articles
Snapping when you have a sticky headerOne of the newly added features to our CSS toolbox is scroll snap. Let's combine it with a sticky header to see what it can do.Read More →
CSS SubgridHave you played with subgrid yet? Even though it's rather new and not yet supported in all major browsers, let's explore how it works and how to create fallbacks so we can start using subgrid in our projects today.Read More →
When your Sass gets SassyOne of the really cool features of Sass are mixins. In this post we will use a mixin to generate classes for some information panels and show techniques for debugging our code.Read More →
When you create a product or service, it's important to plan through the impact of its design. Is it easy to use? Is it available to all? Is it memorable? Will people want to use it again? Our team keeps look and feel, work flow, and branding elements top of mind when designing your website, app, or product.
We can help you launch a new product with the following services:
- User Experience (UX) Design
- User Interface (UI) Design
- Quality Assurance
- Branding (Logos, Color Palettes, Typography)
- Marketing (PR/Media, Social Media, Websites)
Have you ever heard the phrases “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” or “I like what I like” when someone is discussing your design? Or maybe design is your arch nemesis and you dread it. Too often design is only looked at for aesthetic and visual appeal, while purpose, goal, and usability are ignored.
At Andromeda, we believe that many features of good design are objective, not subjective, and can be either qualified or quantified with predictable results.
When we work together, the designs we’ll create for you will delve into the psychology, physiology, and mathematics of design principles for three key purposes:
- Making conscious design choices which reflect your brand
- Improving your user experience
- Improving accessibility through design
As a Google Cloud Partner, Andromeda is well versed on Google's cloud infrastructure, including Firebase. We not only use Firebase for our clients, but for the last 5 years our own products have been built on the Firebase platform including FlexePark, Cirrostyle, and Lore Link. Because of this expertise our CEO has been awarded as a Google Developer Expert (GDE) in Firebase and is an internationally recognized expert in Serverless architecture.
While Firebase is simple and friendly to get started, there is still a big learning curve when a team adopts their first serverless platform. We help our clients hit the ground running by building Prototype and MVP applications, working alongside their team as consultants, or even providing introductory or advanced training on Firebase and Serverless architecture.
We're often asked to explain exactly what Firebase is. In short, Firebase provides the backend platform you need to support your PWA or SPA without the need to provision hardware, and you only pay for what you use. It can complement your existing API layer or can be a full backend replacement.
Latest Firebase Articles
Building a static website from content stored in FirebaseLearn about how Martine created a content management system for Firebase to build apps and static websites.Read More →
Playing with Fire: Serverless PWA with Firebase (CFE.dev)Michael Dowden walks through building a serverless progressive web app (PWA) that will cover how to use Firebase for authentication, hosting, cloud functions, and database.Read More →
Deploying FirebaseOne thing I've learned is that while deploying simple projects to Firebase is extremely straightforward, there are a lot of advanced options that aren't immediately obvious. Here are some things you may find useful.Read More →