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Design Before Code: Thinking About Accessibility from the Ground Up

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.

How Current Design Trends Affect Web Accessibility

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.

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!

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.