Today marks the beginning of a major milestone for Stark, and the opportunities it will allow for the world of accessibility in software.
Oct 27, 2020
Over the years, with rising conversations around accessible and inclusive design and development, the gaming industry realized how many individuals were being left out by not making their games inclusive to everyone.
Oct 08, 2020
With the latest update to iOS14 we weren’t disappointed with the list of accessibility enhancements allowing everyone to capitalize on the OS features.
Sep 24, 2020
The Colorblind Generator enables you to skip the Colorblind Sim preview in favor of a much more instantaneous and efficient solution that can span disciplines in your organization.
Sep 11, 2020
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Smart Suggestions is here to simplify the process and allow you to update your design—be it in the individual file you’re working inor in your design library, and hand the new color value off to your team of engineers in less than 30 seconds.
Jul 16, 2020
Tired of needing to manually run the contrast checker over and over? Dislike that modal popping up every time you need to do a check? Us too! So farewell, modal! With Rapid Contrast Checking, you get an entirely new experience that’s faster, smarter, and out of your way more than ever before.
Aug 12, 2019
For many of you coming over to Figma from other design tools and have already used Stark, we’re so happy to have you back <3 And for others that are being introduced to Stark for the first time, hello! We can’t wait to see your accessible designs that so many people will benefit from.
Aug 01, 2019
People who have experienced exclusion or some form of trauma in their life are, more often than not, hyper-aware and more empathetic toward those experiencing it. Having these conversations to invoke change means tapping deep into personal events in our life and using our experiences to help those who don’t have the means or privilege to ensure their voices are heard.
Jul 17, 2019
Our goal is to deliver a whole toolkit for designers and developers to build best-in-class products with accessible in mind – from educational material and plugins for design software to a whole new product of our own. With Stark being used over 100,000 times per month we’re now at a point where we have you, our community, giving us a foundation to make the next leap.
Jun 10, 2019
What keeps us trekking is those quiet ones. The people that aren’t included because of the color of their skin, difficulty in speaking a language, those with some form of disability, impairment or disorder (be it physical or cognitive), that can’t have large reach with their voice. Because, as we know from the wonderful Kat Holmes, and must repeat to our superhero-driven selves: we are all just temporarily abled.
May 08, 2019
Though some of you have had the opportunity to use it and you may have seen us talking about it, we’ve been heads down working to iron out and “perfect” the feature as much as possible. We’re so excited to announce that as of right now, you can make your foreground (top) layer opaque.
Apr 10, 2019
With this latest update of Stark 2.5 you have the ability to drag your window around again! We’re so so happy with this as it was a burden to everyone—including us. Thanks so much to everyone who shared concerns and pain points with us.
Apr 09, 2019
According to our sources (aka the video below) and our own experience, total time to check your contrast takes anywhere from 2-4 seconds—from finding and selecting layers, to putting in the shortcut. And colorblind simulation takes about 2 seconds. Holy rapid checking, batman!
Feb 05, 2019
With the updates, we focused on ease of use, clarity of features, ensuring similar if not identical experiences no matter what design tool you use, refining the details that make the house a home :) and preparation for some new (ridiculously awesome) stuff coming.
Jan 29, 2019
We as designers have the opportunity to invoke change. Our job is not the cure-all. Our hands are not 8 inches deep into the chest of a human being trying to save their lives. We’re designing the tools those doctors use, though. And when we decide to work on products that impact people, we also take on the burden of making their worlds our own—if only briefly.
Dec 18, 2018
Right from Adobe Max, we’re so excited to announce Stark as a plugin for Adobe XD! From the simplicity of the UI, to the clear separation of functionality, XD makes it easy and beautiful to design with accessibility in mind.
Oct 15, 2018
We believe that beyond Stark as a product, there is a need for a community that elevates and empowers the doers and makers to design and build products that are accessible, ethical, and inclusive. In that spirit today, we’re opening the doors to the new Stark community.
Jul 31, 2018