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comica11y.humaan.com

ComicA11y

ComicA11y is an experiment that aims to achieve an all-inclusive online comic experience. Because comics should be universal.

medium.com

Connect, No Matter the Speed

Design for slow, intermittent, and offline connectivity, to reduce user frustration.

blog.adobe.com

Removing barriers: This plugin is empowering designers in the face of disability

The Liliane Canvas Control plugin helps those with physical disabilities design efficiently and effectively with Adobe XD.

medium.com

Accessibility Analysis of 50 States Mail-In Voting Pages

Mail-in voting is the most accessible, barrier-free way to vote. But, what good is it if requesting a mail-in ballot isn’t accessible?

criticalaxis.org

CriticalAxis

Critical Axis collects and analyzes disability representation in the media.

sarahmhigley.com

Grids Part 1: To grid or not to grid

The beginning of a series on interactive grid accessibility, starting with a look at when you need a grid, a table, or neither.

fastcompany.com

Meet the YouTuber who’s schooling developers on how blind people really use tech

Kristy Viers is here to show the world how you use a phone when you cannot see.

matuzo.at

Accessible to some

An experiment that tries to help you understand how bad accessibility affects users and their daily experiences on the web.

sarasoueidan.com

Inclusively Hiding & Styling Checkboxes and Radio Buttons

Checkboxes and radio buttons are two common examples of form elements that we desperately want to have full control over styling but we don’t.

alistapart.com

Color Craft & Counterpoint: A Designer’s Life with Color Vision Deficiency

There’s a common cognitive dissonance about design: that good design can’t come from designers with color vision deficiencies.

fossheim.io

An introduction to accessible data visualizations with D3.js

Data visualizations can be great to communicate complex data in an easy way, but only if they're made to be accessible.

smashingmagazine.com

Accessible Images For When They Matter Most

Creating accessible images seems like a simple topic at first glance - you just need to add alt text to an image, right?

kilianvalkhof.com

For many, accessibility is an unknown unknown

An unknown unknown is something you don't know you don't know. When you're just starting out with web development there are many unknown unknowns.

css-tricks.com

Better Form Inputs for Better Mobile User Experiences

Here's one simple, practical way to make apps perform better on mobile devices: always configure HTML input fields with the correct type.

smashingmagazine.com

Accessible SVGs: Inclusiveness Beyond Patterns

If true inclusiveness lies beyond patterns - what other factors should we consider when designing and developing accessible SVGs?

hiddedevries.nl

More accessible defaults, please!

Useful HTML elements like date inputs and could make the web a much better place.

matsuko.ca

Stop using Material Design text fields!

I recently started working on a project built with Google's Material Design UI library, and noticed quite a few usability and accessibility issues.

daverupert.com

HTML: The Inaccessible Parts

I've always abided in the idea that "HTML is accessible by default and then we come along and mess it up."

technology.blog.gov.uk

Why the GOV.UK Design System team changed the input type for numbers

To provide users with a good service, government organisations usually need to collect data.

nngroup.com

Dark Mode vs. Light Mode: Which Is Better?

In people with normal vision (or corrected-to-normal vision), visual performance tends to be better with light mode.