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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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

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

5 Things UX and Visual Designers Can Do to Get Started with Accessibility

Something you may not be aware of: at any given time: roughly 20% of Americans have either a temporary or permanent disability that may prevent them from enjoying the same experience with a website as the rest of the population. The disability might range from having decreased vision as a result of aging or breaking an arm - to something more serious - such as… Continue Reading 5 Things UX and Visual Designers Can Do to Get Started with Accessibility

Accessible Marketing: Designing for Website Accessibility

Accessibility Checklist Preview

As part of our continuing series on accessible marketing, we look to our marketing and design partners at The Whole Brain Group. In this post, Creative Director Jamie Latendresse shares his tips for creating accessible website designs with a handy checklist.. Follow #a11ymktg on Twitter to keep up with the content posted during the series.  Designing for Website Accessibility by Jamie Latendresse, The Whole Brain Group… Continue Reading Accessible Marketing: Designing for Website Accessibility

Pragmatica11y: A New Approach to Web Accessibility – Learning to Let Go

Pragmatically with Denis Bourdeau

In last month's post, I discussed the need to take a step back in the way we advocate for inclusion so the community of people who build websites would enjoy more breathing room when it came to implementing Web accessibility best practices in their work. This post is about forgetting what we want for a minute and thinking about what designers and developers want, about… Continue Reading Pragmatica11y: A New Approach to Web Accessibility – Learning to Let Go

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