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

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.

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

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 Like usability tests, an out of date design system and...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

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
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