AttitudeLive.com has rebranded as a premium video on demand platform, offering audiences an incredible environment to watch videos from the disabled community.
Digital design is often led by beauty over function, so we’ve set out to prove that you can make a beautiful web platform that’s also highly accessible.
So before we re launched, we teamed up with our design partners at Journey and met with members of the disabled community to get their feedback and ensure everybody has an ultimate experience.
The disability community is so broad and far ranging with so many different little pockets of disability, so it's really important to be across the community and hit all the big groups.
"So that's what we're looking for today," says Attitude CEO, Dan Buckingham, "the range of ways people access online. Whether you're deaf, blind, physically disabled, intellectually disabled."
"Best practice is captions, audio descriptions and the one we're really excited about is Sign Language integration."
"They have done a very good job, they've thought about accessibility right from the start. They've built it right into their way of thinking so they've obviously produced a site that looks good but that's also very accessible."
Deaf community member, Ursula Thynne attended the session and was impressed with what she saw.
"For a lot of our Deaf community the text is really dense. Because English is a second language to our community, so it would really be nice to have the translation via sign language on those websites. A lot of websites don't give us that type
AttitudeLive.com's captions and sign language tools are fully customisable.
Clive Lansink is blind and is often frustrated that web designers leave out members of the digital community that require a screen reader to view content.
"They have done a very good job, they've thought about accessibility right from the start. They've built it right into their way of thinking so they've obviously produced a site that looks good but that's also very accessible, very easy to use with a screen-reader.
Sarah Dalton lives with CHARGE syndrome and joined the group to offer her insight.
"Giving feedback today felt awesome. It was quite cool doing it because you kind of realise that a lot of websites aren't disability friendly."
Adding "and it was nice to be heard."
"Attitude has always been committed to amplifying voices from the disabled community" says Buckingham "and we hope this site exemplifies how a website can be accessible and beautiful."
"We got some really good feedback, some exciting stuff."
"So I guess we're showing what's possible, how easy it is and just hope that other people around the world follow suit when it comes to video on demand."
Attitude would like your thoughts and feedback as well. If you'd like to have your say on the new site and it's accessibility features, email us as firstname.lastname@example.org