Posts Tagged ‘Accessible Design’

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 […]

The Powerful Link Between Accessibility, SEO, and Google

It’s long known that good accessibility is good for search engine optimization (SEO). However, most people think of this connection as being specific to implementing alt attributes on their images when the truth is far more involved and complex. In fact, a core measure of the quality of a website and its content is how […]

Introducing Digitally Accessible Experiences: Why it Matters and How to Create Them, a Guide

Using the internet has become a daily activity for us, to the point where, without the internet and its services, it can become difficult to perform tasks that are necessary for making it through our day. This is often the case for users living with disabilities when online experiences are poorly designed for accessibility – […]

POUR: Designing for Accessibility with Robustness in Mind

We’ve come to the final post in this series on the W3C’s Principles “POUR,” designing and coding for the “Robust” principle. In the context of technology, a solution is robust when it comes with a wide range of capabilities, or is able to deal with many different situations. Robust solutions should be navigable and usable […]

POUR: Designing for Accessibility With Understandable in Mind

The W3C organization developed four core principles to help designers and developers ensure websites, mobile apps, and all interactive media would be perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust (POUR) to as many digital users as possible. These four principles are as relevant today as they were when Tim Berners-Lee founded the W3C in 1994. In an […]

POUR: Designing for Accessibility With Perceivability in Mind

Designing for accessibility is both a mindset and a design practice. Together, they strive to make various forms of technology accessible to people as much as possible by minimizing or eliminating barriers to information through our senses (hearing, vision, and touch). The ability to access digital content every day should not be difficult for anyone […]

It’s a Program, Not a Project: Designing Websites for Accessibility

Many companies view accessibility remediation as a one-off project or a parallel effort to their current development life cycle. In fact, it is the opposite. Accessibility should be integrated into your overall design process from the very beginning. It’s important to focus on the benefits and advantages of “shifting left” and incorporating accessibility into the […]

Understanding Disability Types for Effective UI Design: 3 Key Factors for Empathetic Problem-Solving

The Assumptions We Make About Disability What comes to mind when you’re thinking about what it means for a person to be disabled? Are they deaf? Is their mobility compromised in some way? What about their vision? It’s important to remember that senses and abilities like these aren’t only reserved for those with permanent disabilities. […]