Ashley Sheridan​.co.uk

Welcome

My name is Ashley Sheridan. I'm a full stack web developer, accessibility blogger and orator, dad of the most energetic boys in existence, and toy-fixer extraordinaire.

I operate as the web team lead and accessibility expert at Livedrive. I also write quite extensively in my blog about web accessibility, and have created various accessibility tools such as a HTML tag picker tool, and an accessibility checklist tool to help development at various stages. I do give presentations, and if you would like me to present or consult, please contact me to arrange something suitable.

Latest Blog Posts

The Affects of Covid on Web Accessibility

We've been a little over 2 years now with Covid in our lives, but there's still so much we don't know about it. One aspect of that is what the enduring effects of it are for some people, or Long-Covid as it is known. These effects vary in their symptoms and severity, but they can have an impact on our lives and can prevent us from doing all the things we are used to. Contents How Many People

Building a Web-Based Character Picker

I've spent the last couple of years learning German, and one of the things I've come to rely on greatly are tools to help select the correct characters that aren't immediately available on my standard QWERTY keyboard. Even beyond foreign languages, there are countless times when I've needed to use something that wasn't easily typed, so these tools have become invaluable. Contents Not All

Picking The Right HTML Tag

Picking the right HTML tag can be difficult sometimes, which is probably why most of us tend to fall back to the generic <div> and <span> tags. Over time, this practice leads to Divitis, which makes code harder to read on more complex pages and it makes the web page less semantic, making it more difficult to navigate with assistive technology like screen readers. In-fact, ensuring we're