Instagram account that focuses on resources & tips for digital accessibility.
Social Media Accessibility Checklist
Whether you’re looking to improve your personal social media or accounts that you manage professionally, there are a lot of basic best practices you can implement to keep your content accessible. This makes a big impact on the experience that users with vision and/or hearing disabilities have on social media.
A collection of useful cross-browser DevTools tips
Accessibility for Visual Design
Overall, usability testing with people with disabilities should feel the same as usability testing with the general population. I recommend using the same tasks for all participants, regardless of their abilities, as the goals of the site or app should be the same for everyone.
How to write good alt text
Writing good alt text is hard to master, but an absolutely crucial skill as a developer, designer, marketer or online writer - this is the essential tool that makes your content comprehensible and accessible to all readers, and that is its primary and most important function.
The art of Alt Text
The purpose of alt text is two-fold; if an image on a webpage fails to load, the alt text will indicate what the missing image was supposed to be. It’s also vital for anyone who uses a screen reader or text-to-speech technology to consume digital content because the alt text is meant to accurately describe the photo out loud to the user.
The problem with social media icons and how to fix it
If you have a personal website, chances are, you've put some social media icons somewhere in the site. Whether at the header next to the site name, or at the footer, before the copyright notice. And any wouldn't you want to let your visitors know where else they can find you?
Better ways to handle flattened copy on social media
Do your best to avoid flattened copy on any images or graphics you post online, or use the these workarounds to at least make the content inclusive for disabled users.
Emojis and Accessibility - The Dos and Don’ts of Including Emojis in Texts and Emails
If you use texts or tweets to market your business, your blog, your YouTube channel, remember that each of your tweets and texts sends a message out to your community. Approximately 300 million people in the world are visually impaired, and over 50 million of us are totally blind. Go easy on the emojis, and we’ll get the messsage, too!
Inclusive Design for Social Media - Tips for Creating Accessible Channels
Inclusive design may seem like the domain of UX designers and web developers. But social media marketers should practice it, too.
Accessibility on Social Media
Find tips, tricks, and information on digital accessibility. These resources are by no means exhaustive, but are a good starting place for creating accessible and more inclusive social media content.
Accessibility for Teams
Accessibility checklist posters that illustrate the ABC's model for role-based accessibility.
WCAG 2.1 Checklist-Guide to Accessibility
Disabilities are very common, but also, the advantages of meeting accessibility standards without us having to design specialized or segregated experiences for disabled users, also apply to those that aren’t disabled. It‘s a win-win for everybody.
First Public Working Draft of W3C Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 3.0
Following these guidelines will address many of the needs of users with blindness, low vision and other vision impairments; deafness and hearing loss; limited movement and dexterity; speech disabilities; sensory disorders; cognitive and learning disabilities; and combinations of these.
Courses & Certificates
Learn How to Build Accessible Web Apps
Ensuring your application is accessible requires a mindset shift— not just for you as a developer, but also for your designers and the stakeholders in your organization.
Giving a damn about accessibility
Digital accessibility is the inclusive practice of ensuring that everyone has equal access to information, functionality, and experience on digital platforms.
A new look and feel, with an updated color palette, icons, and more. A reduction to our bundle size and accessibility features to make sure that the experiences you create work for everyone.
Access Guide is a friendly introduction to digital accessibility - specifically to help understand WCAG 2.1 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines), the official resource for legal compliance.
The little book of accessibility
This is a little book of quips, tips, affirmations, and truths that have helped me shape the BBC’s strategy and embed accessibility into its culture.
How To - Write Alt Text
Great examples on how to write all text.
Making reading lists readable. A dyslexia friendly eReader designed for education in the creative industries.
Hidden Gem of Chromium Accessibility
There’s a hidden gem in Chromium accessibility. It is the command line accessibility tools. Similar to accessibility inspection tools available on all popular platforms such as Windows or OSX, these tools are designed for the very same purpose - they provide a low level access to accessibility features of a web site.
Understanding disabilities and impairments - user profiles
A set of profiles highlighting common barriers users face when accessing digital services and tips for designing services everyone can use.
Dos and don'ts on designing for accessibility
The dos and don’ts of designing for accessibility are general guidelines, best design practices for making services accessible in government.
A11y & Me
Here you’ll find several useful online resources related to web accessibility and a brief description on how it will help you. The list will always be concise, current and geared toward starting with accessibility or topics within it.
50+ Web Accessibility Resources for Web Developers
There are lots of different ways to get started with accessibility, and honestly, looking at a list like what I've compiled here might be more overwhelming than it needs to be.
Emojis and accessibility - How to use them properly
Designers need to ensure that the default position of the products we design is as accessible as possible and we’ve considered ALL of the users as part of our basic vanilla product offering.
Blog about accessibility and accessible social media and marketing content.
Usability is Accessibility
How and why designers should think about accessibility.
Accessibility is more than a technical problem
Accessibility is more than a technical problem to solve. (Sorry to break it to you.) But accessibility work isn’t actually hard to do. The tricky part is appreciating the complexity and breadth of disabilities that impact your users.
6 Common Caption Mistakes - Is Your Video Guilty of Any?
You invest resources to create captioned videos. Don’t let those efforts go to waste with subpar captions. Here are the six common caption mistakes I see in captioned videos.
How to document accessibility as a UX designer
Documenting accessibility along with your regular design specs is a powerful way to communicate the importance of accessibility to product teams. It allows teams to have conversations about accessibility, and ensures that our experience for people who use assistive technology is thoughtful, intentional, and consistent.
An insider look at WCAG 3.0.
This article is intended to give you a detailed look at WCAG3, highlight new features, and ask the important questions we debated for your feedback.
A Practical Guide to Inclusive Research
The why and how to make your UX Research practice more inclusive..
Why accessibility overlays hurt more than help
The accessibility tree — understanding and debugging
A guided look at the accessibility tree and how it can help you, using my personal experience of developing accessible web features.
Digital design and Accessibility — 70 practical tips
These 70 tips will improve the experience for all users, but for some of them, they are necessary to provide even the most basic experience.
Inclusive UX in an era of anxiety
It’s more important than ever to consider mental health while designing.
Open Source Color System
5,390 accessible color combinations
Digital accessibility standards by Co-op
Co-op digital accessibility standards, no one should be prevented from interacting with us or using our services. We believe in removing barriers. To help us do this, we must meet these standards.