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 Like usability tests, an out of date design system and...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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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
Original Illustration: Harriet Birt
How to write better alt-text descriptions for accessibility
Adding alt-text to images is an important aspect of web accessibility. But do you know how to write a good alt-text description? And... have a look on the comments, they are also interesting.