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

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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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

How Accessibility Impacts Responsive Design

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This illustrates why accessibility support in terms of differences in navigation techniques and HTML / ARIA behavior on a mobile device needs to be taken into account during design. Continue Reading How Accessibility Impacts Responsive Design

Good UX Design is Accessible

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User experience designers have been blogging about web accessibility lately, and some great posts have come across our feed. We've rounded up some the best posts talking about how user-friendly designs can be created with all users in mind. UX Bloggers make the case for web accessibility In Accessibility in UX Design: Takes From the Field, Libby Heasman describes how she advocates for the user in… Continue Reading Good UX Design is Accessible

Deque Accessibility Round-Up – March 29, 2013

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Here is a round-up of accessibility links from across the web this week: "Using NVDA to Evaluate Web Accessiblity" - WebAIM "4 Tips You Can Learn From Blind People" (VIDEO) - TommyEdisonXP "How Design has the Potential to Help People with Dementia" - The Future Perfect Company "Role-Based Accessibility in Government: Everyone's Responsibility" - HowTo.gov "My web my way" - BBC Guide to Accessibility "Readability Bookmarklet"… Continue Reading Deque Accessibility Round-Up – March 29, 2013