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

Closed-up of wood types.

Testing fonts for accessibility

A bite-sized guide to help you chose fonts with better legibility for all.

Extract of the article "Simple things are complicated: making a show password option"

Simple things are complicated: making a show password option

A good article showing the complexity behind a design pattern that everyone thinks is super simple. I also appreciate the article explains what solutions the team chose to keep the form secured.

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 Like usability tests, an out of date design system and...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.

Presentation of Atkinson Hyperlegible typeface

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!

A designer designing with all his heart

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!)

Dyslexia: seeing more than a regular brain allows (we see the bigger picture)

Dyslexia fonts

Dyslexia affects about 1 in 5 people worldwide. I am one of them! I appreciate the article questions the utility of Dyslexic fonts. And it gathers general font tips to help to improve the overall quality of your website's typography.

Original Illustration: Harriet Birt

How to design a color friendly UX

How to Design for Color Blindness

Five elements any designers should be focusing on for a color-friendly design.