Design Practices for Accessibility and Inclusion

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Articles #

Writing inclusive documentation – Google Developer guide


Heading off confusion: When do headings fail WCAG?

Automated Lies, with one line of code – “Therefore it stands to reason that if you cannot automatically find all your site’s accessibility issues, you certainly cannot automatically fix all of them, either.”

Lies, Damned Lies, Overlays and Widgets – “Accessibility Overlays are add-on solutions that inject accessibility fixes directly into a web page rather than updating the existing code.” “Accessibility Widgets provide some sort of user facing menus that present accessibility options and settings for people as they visit your site.”

HONOR THE ADA: AVOID WEB ACCESSIBILITY QUICK-FIX OVERLAYS – “One of the worst aspects of the quick-fix accessibility widgets is their promise that installation will satisfy ADA obligations immediately on purchase. “

#accessiBe Will Get You Sued

Is Deploying an Accessibility Overlay or Widget Better Than Doing Nothing?

Accessibility Overlays in Digital Content – “Tool-based overlays pose challenges for people with disabilities as they require people to use their specific overlay assistive technology. Many people with disabilities use their native browser capabilities or other assistive technology such as JAWSNVDA and ZoomText, and are accustomed to their settings, how they work, and will use those across many sites and applications consistently.”

Neumorphism – the accessible and inclusive way

Neumorphism is often referred to as “soft UI (user interface)”. Looking through the designs on Dribbble, it would almost be better to call it “ghost UI”.

The Aesthetic-Accessibility Paradox – “There’s a big difference between what normal-visioned users see versus what color blind and low vision users see.”

Captions, Transcripts and Audio Descriptions by WebAIM

Accessibility guidelines for UX Designers; “This article focuses mainly on guidelines specific to designers and content writers (to some extent) that would help to build a more accessible product.”

UX Series: Universal Design and Digital Accessibility

Videos #

If It’s Interactive, It Needs A Focus Style; Transcript of the video is available here.