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How to document accessibility as a UX designer

When I first started working at Qualtrics two years ago, no one was really talking about software accessibility or inclusive design.

Fixing contrast issues, on your own site and elsewhere

Insufficient text contrast is the most common accessibility issue on websites today. Fix them on your own site, or elsewhere, with a new extension.

The web we choose to build

Principles for user-centered front-end development

Don’t use custom CSS mouse cursors

While a custom CSS cursor may seem flashy and fun, consider that it may present a significant, unnecessary barrier to access.

The perfect link

There’s more to a link than just a clickable word or image. So, how do you create the perfect link?

Inclusive UX in an era of anxiety

Accessibility continues to be an important topic across multiple industries, yet mental health and anxiety don’t often immediately come to mind.

Learn How to Build Accessible Web Apps with Marcy Sutton

Ensuring your application is accessible requires a mindset shift— not just for you as a developer, but also for your designers.

Ravi Vasavan: Designing for Deaf Power

This Deaf London-based designer works on visual and verbal identity for brands across digital platforms to feature the work of Deaf Black creatives.

Giving a damn about accessibility

A candid and practical handbook for designers.

Frustrating Design Patterns That Need Fixing: Birthday Picker

Too often birthday input is inaccessible, slow and cumbersome to use. Let's fix it.

Best practices for cookie notices

Learn about how cookie notices affect performance, performance measurement, and UX.

Exploring color-contrast() for the first time.

I saw in the release notes for Safari Technical Preview 122 that it has support for a color-contrast() function in CSS.

Are bad graphical descriptions better than none to someone with vision loss?

More than 125K global websites use overlays rather than fixing their accessibility bugs. AI-generated alt-text used by overlays is not 100 % reliable.

Modern CSS Upgrades To Improve Accessibility

Accessibility is a critical skill for developers doing work at any point in the stack.

An accessible toggle

Toggles (or sometimes “toggle switches”) are heavily used in modern interfaces.

Overlay Fact Sheet

An open letter about accessibility overlays.

Good, Better, Best: Untangling The Complex World Of Accessible Patterns

How do we know which patterns are good, better, best when it comes to accessibility?

How to write inclusive, accessible digital products

Here’s how to write digital products that include people of differing backgrounds and abilities.

Accessibility vs Design trends

Neumorphism? Glassmorphism? Material Design? All design trends can be accessible.

Best Practices: Designing autosuggest experiences

Over the last couple of weeks, I carried an exhaustive study on about 50+ search bars.