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Digital design and accessibility tips
- Animations that blink many times in a second can result in seizures in people with epilepsy. Parallax animations can cause dizziness in some users. We must use animations wisely.
- People with autism can be sensitive to saturated colors.
Designing for accessibility is not that hard
This article convinces the readers that accessibility is not time-consuming. Fixing the most common issues will take a couple of days:
- Adding enough color contrast
- Not to rely too much on colors to provide critical information. It is crucial to present visual cues
- Design usable focus states
- Use labels or instructions with form fields and inputs
- Write alt text for images
- Use correct markup otherwise, accessibility fails
- Support keyboard navigation
I came across the term Carpal Tunnel - an issue that affects the hand and wrist
How to make your everyday images and visual content accessible
Storytelling without relying on sight is crucial.
- As much as possible, avoid putting texts as part of an image (esp images without much contrast between text and image) as screen readers will not be able to capture it.
- Contents for graphs and diagrams can be described as a pyramid structure going from most general to the specifics
The real ROI of making your products more accessible
This article reminds the importance of baking accessibility from the beginning of the project rather than leaving it as an afterthought. Leaving it as an afterthought is more dangerous to the business with lawsuits and heavy fines.
The article highlights that accessibility opens to more users and, it helps to optimize the workflow process.
Here’s what you need to know about color accessibility in product design
This article talks about the importance of color accessibility. It enables people with visual impairments or color vision deficiencies to interact with digital experiences in the same way as their non-visually-impaired counterparts.
How to bake color accessibility in your product:
- Add enough contrast
- Don't rely solely on color. Describe an error state as well.
- Focus state contrast
- Document and socialize color system. In that way, accessibility will be taken seriously from the start of the project.
- Tool: https://colorable.jxnblk.com/ Easy to use tool to assess the accessibility of color combinations.