Two designers having a look at the design system that needs an update.

What is design debt?

The lesser-known cousin of the Technical Debt, the design debt gathers all the good design concepts or solutions that were skipped in order to reach short-term goals. Like usability tests, an out of date design system and... accessibility that has been neglected!

Illustration of an open computer displaying Anna Cook's talk about Auditing Design Systems for Accessibility

Auditing Design Systems for Accessibility

In this Axe-Con virtual conference, Anna Cook, Senior Product Designer speaks about how to audit components for accessibility issues from design to code using plugins, best practices, and testing tools.

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Accessibility Talks

Accessibility Talks is a virtual meet-up group that started in 2017 that features speakers and conversations around the topic of digital accessibility. They share each of their monthly talks on their website and on their YouTube Channel.

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An Introduction to macOS Voice Control

The Designer and A11Y advocate, Eric Bailey shows how to enable Voice Control and explains how to design for it. This article is also a great reminder about the importance of labelling buttons and icons!

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A free hyperlegible typeface from the Braille Institute

The Atkinson Hyperlegible font a new typeface was designed with a greater legibility and readability for low vision readers. The Braille Institute has the generosity to make it free for anyone to use.
By the way, A11y Toolbox uses for the body content the Atkinson Hyperlegible!

Devon Persing saying hello when starting her virtual talk. She is sitting behind her computer, in her home office. On the wal, behind her, some illustrations are hanged up. One is a cute pink owl and a poster saying "You are enough"

Accessibility is Hard, and Other Myths – Devon Persing

During this Accessibility Talks virtual meet-up, Devon speaks about common misconceptions about digital accessibility work and introduces ways to think about disability, assistive technology, and a more holistic approach to accessibility.

Extract of the original article "Building an accessibility Library"

Building an Accessibility Library

An interesting article about how providing designers accessibility tools have helped them to apply their knowledge and develop a greater understanding of accessibility.

March 9, 2021
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Stop Password Masking

Masking passwords is an old practice that’s commonly implemented in sign-up and log-in forms. But masking passwords doesn't even increase security, but it costs your company business due to login failures.

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WCAG for designers

A checklist wrote by the British Designer Gari Reid to help designers ensure the product they design comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

(I personally keep it into my favorites!)