Link to article "The Risks of Imitating Designs" by Nielsen Norman Group

The Risks of Imitating Designs

Too many times, I saw teams wanting to pursue unusable and inaccessible designs because Amazon, Google or Apple was doing it. Here's a concise article from Nielsen Norman Group on why those companies aren't always worth emulating.

A generous pile of red and green chili peppers

From A Colourblind Designer To The World: Please Stop Using Red And Green Together

Andrew Wilshere, a red-green colorblind, shares the most common problems he encounters when using websites and apps.

Illustration: Mark Stebnicki

Focus on Micah Bennett's article: "Beyond the Binary: 5 steps to designing gender inclusive fields in your product"

Beyond the Binary: 5 steps to designing gender inclusive fields in your product

Micah Bennett describes five steps to help designers adding more gender inclusion on the products they work on.

Screen copy of combinations of colors being tested for compliance with WCAG 2.0

Color Contrast Grid by EightShapes

This online tool tests if the color combos are compliant with WCAG 2.0 minimum contrast. I like using it to test color combinations for buttons and text colors on different background colors.

David Dylan Thomas' book "Design for Cognitive bias" on a mango wood table

Design for Cognitive Biais

Ok, it's not a book exclusively about web accessibility. But, in this book, David Dylan Thomas shows us how dangerous our bias can be and guides us on how to make better invisible choices.

An illustration of a walking skeleton with a cane, wearing a judge gown and a court wig. It claims: "The only and only cardinal sin in design is not designing for the reality in which people live."

The Little Book of Accessibility

This article (it's not a proper book) wrote by Gareth Ford Williams has several different quips, tips, affirmations, and truth that worth to be read and read again.

Illustration: Gareth Ford Williams

Web Accessibility Guidelines: Carnegie Museums

The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh have published and shared their Web Accessibility Guidelines that include best practices and resources - a good way to learn from Accessibility professionals to make our designs more accessible!

How Manual Audits for Website Accessibility (ADA Compliance) Work

Kris Rivenburgh, an independent consultant shares his highlights about how to make a professional manual audit. I appreciate he also shares the real costs and delivery times.

Closeup of an old Mustang car

Everyone needs a good mechanic.

My friend, Nicolas Steenhout, published a few years ago a story about how his mechanic discovered why accessibility is good for business.

Coursera: Web Accessibility Courses

The online learning platform offers web accessibility courses for beginner and intermediate levels.

Giving a damn about accessibility

Sheri Byrne-Haber wrote this free practical handbook for designers about accessibility.
(PDF and audio versions)

Illustration: Passeio

Making a Palette Accessible

When a designer revises an existing corporate palette for accessibility, the real challenge is to sell it to stakeholders. The Designer Colin Shanley shares his insights about testing a color palette for accessibility and how to persuade stakeholders to adopt the changes.

Illustration: Colin Shanley