Design & UX

On the Horizon WCAG 2.2: A New Standard for Interacting with the Web

We’ve been looking at The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 Guidelines for several weeks, and we’re now rounding out this series by taking a close look at 5 of 9 WCAG 2.2 A, AA, and AAA Success Criteria. If you haven’t been following this series, the W3C released a working draft of WCAG 2.2 […]

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How Taxonomy Connects Healthcare Consumers With Content

We’ve all been spoiled by how easy Amazon and other leading e-commerce leaders have made it for us to find related items when we browse their websites. If I’m searching for a pair of shoes or a blender but not finding the exact item I want, I can often find related items that the site […]

A New Standard for Interacting With the Web: Beyond the Keyboard and Screen Reader

Every person using the web has different abilities when it comes to reading and interacting with online content. Naturally, they have varied needs as well. In this article, we’ll carry forward the theme we started in part one and part two of this series – the importance of a keyboard or screen reader (robust forms of technology) that make information like forms, videos, images, content, […]

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On Brand: The Business Value of Experience Design (Part 7 of 8)

This is the seventh in a series of blog posts sharing the results of our study on the business value of experience design. Read the last post here. In this post, we explore the role that designers have in translating brand identities into digital products. Consider some of the most influential and signature elements of […]

The Roundabout Truth: Carousels and Accessibility

When you hear the word “carousel,” the first thing that might come to mind is sitting in the saddle of an ornamental horse, riding in a circle and waving to onlookers as you pass by. If you had the experience of watching a carousel, you know that carousels provide a repetition of visual information until the ride comes to an end. Similar to the carnival version, website carousels are also a […]

Accessible Videos: Highlight Your Stop, Pause, Hide, and Volume Controls/Mute

In my previous post, we discuss three reasons why incorporating accessible video into your marketing strategy is good for your business. Now I want to do a deeper diver into some of the main ways you can create an accessible video. Let’s start with including controls to stop, pause, hide, or change the volume of […]

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Sitecore Branch Templates for Content Authors

Branch Templates have been around in Sitecore for several versions (officially called Branch Templates since Sitecore 6, I believe). And even looking at Sitecore Branch Template documentation, you will notice that it is specifically set under the Developer section. However, in my experience and once development creates the page template, a content author is completely […]

A New Standard for Interacting with the Web by Keyboard or Screen Reader

In my first post, I shared perspectives and best practices on how to interact with the web using a keyboard or screen reader. To recap, both of these devices are useful and robust forms of technology that give web users the capability to interact with and navigate to content that would otherwise be inaccessible to them. Now we’ll talk about what’s next, and how the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.2 (WCAG 2.2) will create a more inclusive user experience across […]

The Evolution of Digital Design: Why Good Design is More Than Good Aesthetics

Digital design as we know it today is still a relatively new concept. It’s so new that only 22% of 557 organizations surveyed had the design operations to implement the design at scale in 2020, a surprisingly low number when considering the few organizations that tapped into the design for more than just the looks were able to outperform the S&P by 228% over a […]

Perficient and Non-Profit Client Take Home Horizon Interactive Award

We’re excited to announce that the work for our client, a private nonprofit, won a silver award at the 2020 Horizon Interactive Award competition. This competition recognizes the best websites, videos, online advertising, print media, and mobile applications from around the world. The competition’s panel of judges includes diverse industry professionals with multimedia, graphic design, marketing, and advertising backgrounds.   Awarding Some of the Best Work  We […]

Why Color Contrast is a Top Priority in Accessible Design

Does your website have the proper contrast ratio? The contrast ratio is the property of a web display and the ratio of the luminance of the brightest shade to the darkest shade that the system produces. A high contrast ratio is desired, and having the proper contrast ratio for all users, including those with disabilities, […]

The Importance of Interacting with the Web by Keyboard or Screen Reader

Keyboards and screen readers are both useful and robust forms of technology used to navigate webpages and apps, giving web users the capability to navigate digital experiences and interact with content that would otherwise be inaccessible to them. Keyboard and Screen Readers – Not All Users Are the Same It’s often assumed that web users […]

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