The UK government has some really terrific visuals that can be used as posters or flyers to help web designers - and those that work with designers - understand different aspects of accessible design. The posters were designed by Karwai Pun - she is part of an accessibility group at Home Office Digital, and she’s created these dos and don’ts posters as a way of approaching accessibility from a design perspective. From the web site:
The dos and don’ts of designing for accessibility are general guidelines, best design practices for making services accessible in government. Currently, there are six different posters in the series that cater to users from these areas: low vision, D/deaf and hard of hearing, dyslexia, motor disabilities, users on the autistic spectrum and users of screen readers...
they're meant to be general guidance as opposed to being overly prescriptive. Using bright contrast was advised for some (such as those with low vision) although some users on the autistic spectrum would prefer differently. Where advice seems contradictory, it’s always worth testing your designs with users to find the right balance, making compromises that best suit the users’ needs.
The office has used a Creative Commons license which allows everyone to share, use and build upon the posters provided they are used non-commercially and keep the appropriate attributions (Home Office, Home Office Digital and the Creative Commons logo). "It would be great if people can share photos of them being used on Twitter and can commit translations of the posters to our GitHub repository so they’re available for everyone." Many of the posters are already available in Spanish, French, Russian, German, Dutch, Italian, Swedish, Brazilian Portuguese, Turkish and Taiwanese Mandarin.
What I love about them is that, as a non-web designer, this helps me communicate with web designers I work with about accessibility.
-=-=-=-=-=- Jayne Cravens Author, The LAST Virtual Volunteering Guidebook
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