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Medium

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9 InDesign Accessibility Mistakes Designers Make

Many designers who think they’re creating accessible InDesign files and PDFs really aren’t. Other designers, who are looking for help with document accessibility, don’t understand the process, which can cost their clients.

UX Collective

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How to design for global accessibility

Advancing accessibility through inclusive design

Betterment

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Trans Inclusive design - Gender UI

This post focuses on making the case to remove the ‘gender question’ as well as some takeaways for building inclusive products.

DBS

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Mobile Accessibility - Understanding Today’s Standards and Best Practices

Best practices for website accessibility have been established on a global scale through various international guidelines and legislation, yet these standards have been slow to evolve and address digital accessibility for mobile devices.

Eric Eggert

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No Accessibility Without Disabilities

People who are tasked with remediating accessibility often have little experience of how people with disabilities actually use the web. This leads to overcomplicated solutions, as they underestimate the capabilities of disabled people.

Betterment

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A case study on non-binary and transgender considerations in Fintech

This post focuses on a case study on non-binary and transgender considerations in Fintech.

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How My Temporary Disability Changed My Perspective

Accessibility can be tricky. There are plenty of conditions to take into consideration, and many technical limitations and weird exceptions that make it quite hard to master for most designers and developers.

Equal Entry

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Mobile Screen Reader 101 - How a Blind Person Uses a Smartphone

This evolution of technology can only do so much. As powerful as they are, they can be useless for blind users like me when there are no accessibility and inclusion features. In this case, the key is for the mobile apps to be accessible.

Diamond

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How to Ensure Telehealth is Accessible for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Yes, the pandemic will come to an end. No question about that. But telehealth is here to stay. And it's time to ensure it's accessible to everyone. It's a matter of life and death.

Equal Entry

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Equal Entry’s Blog

Contributing to a more accessible world

Sarah Higley

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Tooltips in the time of WCAG 2.1

Tooltips have been a reliable source of web accessibility woes from the very beginning; or at least from the beginning of graphical web browsers.

Scope

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Social model of disability

The social model of disability is a way of viewing the world, developed by disabled people. Scope's Everyday Equality strategy is based on this model of disability.

Medium

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Accessibility and usability considerations for disabling buttons and inputs

Broadly speaking, it’s best not to disable buttons or inputs. Instead we can allow data entry and provide helpful error text (either inline on-the-go or on form submission).

QED2

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Reimagining Typography with Accessibility

Typography is one of the most important design elements of an inclusive digital experience. It is the foundation of an accessible reading experience.

Built In

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Accessible UI Basics for Users With Visual Impairments

Regional navigation, aria-labels and keyboard shortcuts can dramatically improve accessibility.

Medium

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What You Can Do About Website Accessibility Right Now

Making your digital assets accessible involves a commitment on your part.

Bootcamp

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The story behind the accessible design

The history of accessibility and why we need to build better products

Storybook

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Accessibility testing with Storybook

Web accessibility is not easy – it can be overwhelming to balance accessibility with impending deadlines, business goals, and tech debt.

UX Collective

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Understanding the key differences between Accessible Design and Inclusive Design

Despite being part of the same family, these two siblings have some very real and important differences.

Design Systems for Figma

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Accessible Design Systems - Look Good While Doing Good

Design is powerful. We chat with our friends and loved ones halfway across the globe, we can check on our pets while at work, and sync as a team in a pandemic. And design systems let us scale those experiences seamlessly to any device or touchpoint.

Creative Bloq

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How accessible are your designs?

These handy flashcards provide bitesize accessibility tips.

Shopify

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How to test for accessibility with users at every design stage

A research template to test solutions for people with disabilities

UX Collective

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Twitter’s new font and Last of Us 2 - An accessibility lesson to be learned

An important aspect of the new update is that it’s presented as not just a visual facelift, but an accessibility improvement.

Twitter

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How to make images accessible for people

When you Tweet photos using the Twitter app for iOS or Android, or on twitter.com, you have the option to compose a description of the images so the content is accessible to more people, including those who are blind or low-vision.

UX Collective

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UX=Accessibility & Accessibility=UX

Guidelines and guidance are tools that can help with understanding the options and current best practices.

Stark

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How to make your everyday images and visual content accessible

From alternative text to figcaptions, here are some best practices to implement, as well as some of the key things to avoid, when making visual content accessible.

Medium

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Accessibility Micro-coaching

A technique for honing everyone’s accessibility skills

WSJ

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More Companies Are Looking to Hire Accessibility Specialists

Accessibility positions still represent only a fraction of the millions of jobs listed on LinkedIn. In the year between August 2020 and July 2021, about 12,000 jobs had “accessibility” in the title, LinkedIn said.

Medium

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Thinking about accessibility

A product or service is referred to as accessible if it can be utilized effectively by pretty much everyone, including by someone with disabilities.

The Big Hack

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Avoid these common alt-text mistakes

Learn how to write more useful alt-text descriptions, and avoid these common mistakes.

Digiday

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85 percent of Facebook video is watched without sound

Facebook might be hosting upwards of 8 billion views per day on its platform, but a wide majority of that viewership is happening in silence.

Prototypr

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A11y and Neurodiversity in Design - Towards a more Inclusive Web

Accessibility has had significant focus in the design community in recent years.

UX Collective

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Image Descriptions - a Human Technique that Robots Can’t Grasp

The most famous of all Digital Accessibility Guidelines is Alt-text ( also known as alternative text, text alternative or image description). It is so renowned that there are people that think that Accessibility is just about alt-text. But this very first Web Content Accessibility guideline, out of 13 others, is also the most misunderstood.

Medium

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Universal design, inclusive design, and equity-focused design

Every designer should know the basics of accessibility and why creating products for those who are underrepresented and excluded is a must.

Bootcamp

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An Easy to Follow Guide to Accessibility for Product Designers

An introduction to inclusive design for beginners.

UX Booth

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Accessibility and Inclusivity - Distinctions in Experience Design

The web is for everyone. When it is well designed. When it isn’t, it is a barrier. Creating frustration, denying access, failing to represent individuals, and disenfranchising groups. When designers and developers are successful, the web realizes its potential - working for all people. Accessible. Usable. Inclusive.

Rossul

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Accessibility Standards in Canada

One in five Canadians (22%) over the age of 15 live with a disability. As people with disabilities often face an increased level of discrimination than the able-bodied population, legislations have been put in place to ensure that the fundamental rights of those with disabilities are both enforced and protected on a federal level.

Medium

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Designing for Colorblind Access

In general, color is not a universal experience. The colorblind simulations showed several ways that people experience color differently.

Bureau of Internet Accessibility

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Dark Mode Can Improve Text Readability — But Not for Everyone

Dark modes and themes are extremely popular and they’re frequently touted as an accessibility solution.

Medium

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How to Create Buttons People Will Actually Click On

The importance of buttons cannot be overstated. For a user to get what they came to your site for, and so that their browsing turns into your desired outcome (i.e., a conversion), users must often click a button. The button is, therefore, the point at which a decision becomes an action.