Inclusive Design Principles

It's just good to remember the Inclusive Design Principles. It's all about designing for all of us.

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Testing fonts for accessibility

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

Learn How to Build Accessible Web Apps

Wow that is a super nice initiative! Marcy Sutton offers a free six weeks email course to help you building and testing accessible web applications.

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Screen copy of the article "By the way, we need to make this website accessible"

By the way, we need to make this website accessible

JoLynne Martinez, like many developers or designers, heard about web accessibility only once in the field. Her story reflects the common experience met by people who want to start doing accessible code or design: finding some help and resources adapted for beginners.

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.

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Designing Accessible Content

This complete article highlights all the design considerations and steps you’ll need to take into account to make your content more accessible.

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Figma: Accessible Form Fields

If only I found this component earlier! This Figma component designed by Tom Reinert will help you to design accessible forms: its initial contrast ratio is Level AA and has easily recognizable states.

Extract of Rian Rietveld's article: "blind people don't visit my site."

Blind people don’t visit my website.

Rian Rietveld, an accessibility specialist, asked to non-disabled people what are their greatest frustrations and hurdles are while using the web. Spoiler alert: everyone benefits from an accessible web!

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Disabled buttons suck

Disabled buttons create a lousy user experience and often create a big barrier for people with disabilities. Let's see what to do instead that will benefit to all users.

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It’s illegal to have an inaccessible website in Norway

In Norway, the law requires that public and private sector websites follow the WCAG criteria. This article highlights how this law has since changed mentalities and conversations between clients, designers, and developers.

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!

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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.