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Dark mode & accessibility myth

Dark mode & accessibility myth

While dark mode can enhance readability for some users, it can make things worse for others (like users with astigmatism, dyslexia, keyboard users). Consider offering both modes and let user chose. And if you build a dark theme, make it accessible too.

Neurodiversity and UX: Essential Resources for Cognitive Accessibility

Neurodiversity and UX: Essential Resources for Cognitive Accessibility

A list of curated resources to help you design for neurodiversity, from WCAG guidelines to real-world expertise and practical tips for various cognitive disabilities, including Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Autism and ADHD

A Designer’s Guide to Documenting Accessibility & User Interactions

A Designer’s Guide to Documenting Accessibility & User Interactions

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.

Designing for Accessibility: Creating Inclusive and User-Centric Products

Designing for Accessibility: Creating Inclusive and User-Centric Products

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 for designer: where do I start?

Accessibility for designer: where do I start?

When talking about accessibility, especially to designers, I’m often asked “where should I start if I am interested in the topic and want to learn more?”. So, here we are: I put together (and will update) this list of resources, articles, blog posts, and checklists to help you, designers, get started on your “building more accessible products” journey.

5 illustrated metaphors to explain and advocate for accessibility.

5 illustrated metaphors to explain and advocate for accessibility.

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 accessibility: tools and resources to help you design inclusive products

Color accessibility: tools and resources to help you design inclusive products

I wrote a quick tweet about teaching the basics of accessibility and colors to design students that go quite some attention. It brought up some interesting discussions. So I thought I would share with you all the resources, tips and tools I regularly use to build and check the color accessibility of my products in one place. Enjoy.

Tips to Create an Accessible and Contrasted Color Palette

Tips to Create an Accessible and Contrasted Color Palette

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. …