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Accessible Palette: stop using HSL for color systems

Accessible Palette is an app for building color systems with consistent lightness and predictable contrast ratios across color levels.

Building a split-button component

A foundational overview of how to build an accessible split-button component.

Inclusive Design 24

A free 24-hour online community event on accessibility and inclusion.

How to avoid Twitter’s latest accessibility mistakes

In June of 2020, I wrote about Twitter’s attempt to rely entirely on volunteers for accessibility testing.

The Internet Is For Accessible Porn

Like any other industry that operates on the Internet, porn companies and websites must provide accessibility for their disabled customers.

Quick tip: Reviewing a design for accessibility

Reviewing designs for accessibility is a great way to help designers think more accessibly and to help developers implement more accessibly.

Why has User Experience Design become Legal Experience Design?

Dieter Rams once said, “Indifference towards people and the reality in which they live is actually the one and only cardinal sin in design”.

Accessible Design Systems: Look Good While Doing Good

Chris LaChance talks about how to design and build accessible components for everyone.

Sentence Forms

Unlike more traditional forms, laid out with simple pairings of labels and fields, these forms are meant to be read in a flow.

Twitter’s new font and Last of Us 2: an accessibility lesson to be learned

One hot discussion on Twitter these days (especially in the design/tech parts of it) is Twitter itself.

A guide to designing accessible, WCAG-compliant focus indicators

By designing and implementing accessible focus indicators, we can make our products accessible to keyboard users.

Accessible contrast ratios and A-levels explained

All about those A’s — your guide to understanding and making use of the ratios that determine your accessible contrast.

UX Principles that include Cognitive Accessibility

A Cognitive perspective on UX Design Principles including a neurodivergent perspective with links to relevant guidance and resources.

Automate accessibility testing with Storybook

Find & fix issues as you build UIs.

What happened when I stopped using Emojis

When was the last time you went a day without using any emoji? How about a week? I went through a fun self-imposed experiment: no emoji for 2 weeks.

How will long-Covid change the accessibility landscape?

Long-Covid manifests in different ways with different people.

Quick tip: Everyday Accessibility

Make your social media, digital document, and multimedia content more accessible with these quick and practical steps.

The accessibility stalemate

A lot of excellent accessibility advice never gets distributed beyond the initial audience.

This Colorblind Designer Says: Please Stop Using Red And Green Together

Colorblindness affects around 1 in 100 people. So why are so many interfaces still problematic for colorblind users, and how can designers help?

Web Designers Grapple With Downside to Flashy Animation: Motion Sickness

Web animations make some users sick. Companies are designing antidotes.