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Accessibility experts Léonie Watson and Rakesh Paladugula offer pragmatic advice on how to help accessibility become an integral part of design. From keyboard navigation, to the use of colors, ARIA, design documentation and more, they covered what designers need to be aware about to build more inclusive products.
Accessibility is unfortunately still an afterthought on many projects. User interaction and accessibility requirements are poorly documented, at best. Or forgotten, when handing over designs to developer teams. And fixing it later costs a LOT more than building it right to begin with. Why, what and how designers can document different aspects of accessibility and user interactions requirements, to build better more inclusive products.
For educational purpose, I illustrated 5 quotes from my last week training on accessibility. Those are about understanding disabled people’s needs, reaching compliance levels, connecting design decisions and needs, giving the rules of the forms and the compatibility between design accessibility and innovation.
Color contrast is something really important in Design. It will help users read your text and get a clear understanding of your content. Color contrast and color accessibility scares a lot of designers too. Some are afraid that color accessibility will limit the color palette they will be allowed to use and so their creativity. Some people think that color accessibility is “only for people with some sort of color blindness disease” so it does not concern their target audience. …