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

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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

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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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How Current Design Trends Affect Web Accessibility

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When you design with the average user in mind, you design for no one! Web design has come a long way in the past few years, but some new design trends are making websites inaccessible to people with disabilities. In this post, principal accessibility strategist Denis Boudreau reveals some of the most common current design trends that are causing accessibility issues - along with suggestions on how to work around them. Continue Reading How Current Design Trends Affect Web Accessibility

Learn Inclusive Design Hacks from our Accessible InDesign Course

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Calling all content creators and UX Designers! Our Deque University course on Accessible InDesign will provide you with the tools and know-how you need to make your InDesign content assets accessible. PDF or EPUB? We'll help you figure it out. What to do about complex images and anchor text? We'll show you the way. Read on to learn more. Continue Reading Learn Inclusive Design Hacks from our Accessible InDesign Course

Inclusive Design Tips: Presenting Information in Multiple Ways

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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

Accessibility for User Experience Designers

In this post, JavaScript Developer Matt Isner details the ins and outs of accessible design for user experience designers. Matt covers everything from the initial design stage to the technical specifics, with several tips and practical "Deque How To" hacks to help you ensure that your website is accessible by design. Remember, solving accessibility problems means improving usability for everyone! Continue Reading Accessibility for User Experience Designers

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