Posts By Caitlin Geier

Caitlin Geier is a UX designer at Deque. As a UX designer, Caitlin’s work with accessible design flourished once she began working for Deque. She is passionate about understanding the users she’s designing for, and she continually strives to incorporate accessibility elements into her work in order to ensure that all users can benefit from inclusive design.

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Design Before Code: Thinking About Accessibility from the Ground Up – Part 2

UX specialist wireframing an accessible web application

This is the second part of a two-part companion post, based on the talk Caitlin gave at CSUN 2017. The talk and posts are geared primarily towards designers, with an emphasis on user experience design. In Part 1 of Design Before Code, I introduced the first 3 of 5 key areas to focus on when starting out with accessibility so that you can build a… Continue Reading Design Before Code: Thinking About Accessibility from the Ground Up – Part 2

Design Before Code: Thinking About Accessibility from the Ground Up

close up view of a web designer working on a webpage, meant to illustrate inclusive UX design

This is the first part of a companion post Caitlin Geier wrote on accessible UX design. In part one, Caitlin details the intersection between usability and accessibility. She discusses the importance of thinking about users first, and why website accessibility is a collaborative effort. Read on to learn more.
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Inclusive Design Tips: Presenting Information in Multiple Ways

image of colored pencils up close,, meant to illustrate both design, the use of color and the many varieties of people who use the web, all of which ties into inclusive design.

How do you ensure your website is designed with accessibility in mind? Our UX designer Caitlin Geier addresses some important issues to consider, with practical tips - like presenting descriptive text when color cues are used - to help you create accessible design features that everyone can enjoy. Continue Reading Inclusive Design Tips: Presenting Information in Multiple Ways

Real-Time Remote Usability Testing with Screen Reader Users, Part 2: Tips & Tricks

Here's part 2 of Caitlin Geier's 2-part series on remote usability testing with screen readers. In her second post, Caitlin covers important points to remember when setting up, recording, and observing the test. She offers several helpful and practical suggestions to make remote usability testing as easy as possible for both parties. Continue Reading Real-Time Remote Usability Testing with Screen Reader Users, Part 2: Tips & Tricks

Real-Time Remote Usability Testing with Screen Reader Users, Part 1: Practical Overview

This is the first post in Caitlin Geier’s 2-part series, “Tips and Tricks for Real-Time Remote Usability Testing with Screen Readers.” In her introductory post, Caitlin will cover the basics of usability testing, points for consideration and the pros and cons of testing remotely. Continue Reading Real-Time Remote Usability Testing with Screen Reader Users, Part 1: Practical Overview

Give Your Site Some Focus! Tips for Designing Useful and Usable Focus Indicators

What Are Focus Indicators? Have you ever noticed the blue outlines that sometimes show up around buttons or form fields when you're filling out a form? What about when you click on a menu item? Have you ever tried to make those outlines disappear? Here's a hint: by default, browsers use the :focus css pseudo class to give outlines to form fields and other elements… Continue Reading Give Your Site Some Focus! Tips for Designing Useful and Usable Focus Indicators

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