Accessible websites open up your market to visitors who would otherwise leave because they aren’t able to navigate it or get all the information they need e.g. people with:
- vision loss who uses screen reader technology
- limited mobility who use a keyboard or assistive devices instead of a mouse to navigate
- hearing loss who needs a transcript or captioning of audio or video
- a learning disability who may struggle with completing long or complex web forms
Keep these Dos and Don’ts in mind when designing a website, email, app or anything.
Kudos to Karwai Pun and accessibility group at Home Office Digital who created dos and don’ts posters as a way of approaching accessibility from a design perspective for UK Government.
Currently, there are six different posters in the series that cater to users from these areas: low vision, D/deaf and hard of hearing, dyslexia, motor disabilities, users on the autistic spectrum and users of screen readers.
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Don’t be a jerk. Keep these in mind when designing a website, email, app or anything. Remember, we each will need accessible design one day if not now. Source, UK Government: https://accessibility.blog.gov.uk/2016/09/02/dos-and-donts-on-designing-for-accessibility/ #a11y #a11yto #webdesign #mobiledesign #emaildesign #appdesign #accessibility