Inclusivity: Accessibility ensures that products are designed to be used by a diverse range of people, including those with disabilities. It promotes a sense of inclusivity and equal access to information and services. Independence: Accessible design empowers individuals with disabilities to navigate and use products independently. It reduces barriers and enables users to participate more… Continue reading Creating Inclusive Experiences: A Deep Dive into Accessibility in Product Design
As we move into 2024, WordPress’s FSE continues to have a real impact on web design, especially in terms of accessibility and user experience. With FSE, customizing every corner of a website is more intuitive, offering an integrated design experience. These innovations are not just enhancing the aesthetic appeal of websites but also their functionality,… Continue reading Accessibility and User Experience in WordPress Full Site Editing (FSE)
Companies approach accessibility as a checklist of standards — but a client with disabilities showed me how to think beyond compliance. Source: Photo by Marcus Aurelius During my time volunteering at Neil Squire Society, and helping Hunter, a client with disabilities, be more comfortable using a computer, I learned a lot about how to better design from three… Continue reading Designing for accessibility beyond compliance
There has been a lot of buzz recently about Artificial Intelligence, with some people speculating that we are approaching the long-awaited AI revolution. This hype has been chiefly generated by recent advanced algorithms powering ChatGPT and other language-related models. While I believe that these models are still a far cry from general AI (AI which… Continue reading Enhancing Accessibility with AI and ML
Using the APCA Readability Criterion to improve the accessibility of disabled controls Disabled buttons. They need to look non-interactable. But they also can’t be completely unreadable. How do I find the sweet spot? I spent a few hours in a deep dive going through a bunch of blogs and accessibility guidelines documentation in search for best approaches… Continue reading What should be the contrast level of inactive buttons?
Have you noticed that in today’s digital age accessibility is not just a nice-to-have feature but a fundamental requirement for any product or service? Creating an inclusive user experience is not only ethically responsible but also just makes good business sense. Sustainability in this conquest can be successful or a disaster, depending on how you… Continue reading Building a Core Accessibility Team: The Keys to the Kingdom
In a previous article, I listed five things that usually aren’t a part of an accessibility checklist. In that same article, I explained… Continue reading on UX Collective »
Let me tell you a story along the lines of…Button, Button, Who’s Got The Button? Typical “how to” articles are dry laundry lists of tactical “do this/don’t do that” mechanics that do nothing to help you think about WHY you should do things differently. Today, I’m going to share a more strategic accessible design approach… Continue reading Accessibility of the Button: Should We Fix It or the Root Cause Problem?
The cookie monster It all started when I wanted to find the best price for a new headset that I needed to perform my online courses for our clients. I went to www.pricerunner.com but I got interrupted by a cookie popup. Knowing that free websites use a lot of dark patterns and tricks to make… Continue reading Toggles suck!
Think inside the box: How accessibility shapes digital product design How constraints ignite creativity, spark innovation, and why accessibility is a uniquely effective constraint everyone should embrace. “Design depends largely on constraints.” — Charles Eames Access to digital technologies is a fundamental human right¹ and legal obligation². In an ideal world, there would be no need for more justification to… Continue reading Think Inside the Box: How Accessibility Shapes Digital Product Design
When I joined Deque almost a year ago as the Director of Security, I became acutely aware of the importance of accessibility in cybersecurity. Through my research, I found that not only are cybersecurity solutions in most organizations not accessible for end users, but most tools used by cybersecurity professionals themselves also are not accessible… Continue reading Accessibility is Officially Recognized as a Cybersecurity Priority
Popovers, a collective term for what you might know as “tooltips”, “overlays”, “modals” or “dialogs”, offer a powerful way to display additional information or actions within a web application. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use the new Popover API, a versatile new tool for creating dynamic and customizable popovers. We’ll walk through the basics… Continue reading Using the Popover API: Native Modals for the Web
These books helped us help our coaching crews, and they may help you and yours Deque offers a unique accessibility coaching service. We embed coaches in the software development lifecycle (SDLC) across whole teams as well as side-by-side with specific roles. Coaches support teams in incorporating accessibility practices into their design/build/test processes. A coach’s responsibilities… Continue reading 5 book recommendations to help drive accessibility adoption and strategy
Creating habits to cultivate the mindset and go from theory to practice It may seem difficult to build a culture of accessibility when that is not the focus of a company or product. There is a myth that accessibility is expensive, demands resources and, above all, time. But what if I tell you it’s possible?… Continue reading Accessibility as an essential pillar in design teams
After my previous blog on the Two Pillars of Accessibility, I was asked on LinkedIn from a peer in the accessibility field how a program could measure and report the empathy pillar of an accessibility program i.e. how much does your company care about accessibility. Measuring the impact of accessibility is relatively easy — you can track… Continue reading Measuring Empathy for Accessibility
Photo by natasaadzic, Getty Images Q: Who in product should be thinking about accessibility? A: Everyone. From product managers, to designers, to developers, to marketers, to care, to the leadership team. Here’s a great overview of the current state of digital accessibility. Right now, just 3% of the internet is accessible. Let me repeat that… Continue reading Accessibility tools for product teams
Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. “What do we even mean by web3? We have NFTs (non-fungible tokens), cryptocurrencies, the metaverse, blockchain and DAOs (decentralized autonomous organizations). It’s not just one thing we don’t understand. It’s a lot of things we don’t understand. What’s in? What’s out? And how do all of these pieces fit… Continue reading Accessibility week, low-tech UI, how to ask for a promotion, dark mode
Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. “User feedback is always a valuable source of information. But if product designers aren’t careful, user feedback can quickly become a to-do list of features organized by whoever yells the loudest and most often. This not only runs the risk of pulling a product team in dozens of different… Continue reading Visual forensics, impostor syndrome, UI color system, accessibility checklist
If we can think about accessibility the right way, maybe we can stop dreading it. Daniel Berryhill 1 day ago·5 min read Photo by Eunice Lituañas on Unsplash I probably shouldn’t start off an article with $4 words, but here it is. A synecdoche (si-NEK-di-kee) is when part of something is used to represent the… Continue reading Accessibility is misunderstood — let’s fix that
[unable to retrieve full-text content] In the web development community, accessibility has a bad reputation for adding more overhead and time to the development process. With almost all the development… The post This Is The Way: A Phased Approach to Accessibility in the Development Lifecycle appeared first on Deque.
When it comes to a company’s online presence, a fully functional website is key. Beyond making it easy to order products or add an item to the cart, the website must also be simple to use for every person that logs on, regardless of their physical or mental limitations. This is called accessibility, and neglecting… Continue reading The Importance of Including Accessibility in Your Web Design
One of the most effective forms of marketing media, leaflets allow you to reach prospective audiences in-store or through the mail. What makes a good leaflet? To avoid your leaflet being consigned to the trash, use thoughtful leaflet design to give your advertising leaflet templates a more lasting impact. Here we look at ten tips… Continue reading 10 Top Tips on What Makes a Good Leaflet (With Leaflet Examples!)
0 Shares When talking about WordPress, it is renowned in the world of website development. Many large and small businesses are now adopting WordPress CMS for their website development. Let’s navigate the reasons why WordPress should be adopted by your firm? Firstly, the Reason behind need of WordPress in an Enterprise If you are into… Continue reading WordPress Evolution Among Enterprise: Why Shift To Most Popular CMS?
The flexbox layout module allows us to lay out flex items in any order and direction. Flexbox ordering is, in fact, easier than ordering with floats or CSS grid, even if you might not think so at first. As flexbox is a one-dimensional layout model, as opposed to CSS grid which is two-dimensional, you only have… Continue reading A Comprehensive Guide to Flexbox Ordering & Reordering