You can find color management tools, typography guidelines, image use guidelines, and an accessibility checklist here. We’ve also gathered videos and courses that can help you dive deeper into accessible and inclusive design.
Digital spaces can exclude people if they are not designed to be inclusive. We can help you make sure your designs are useful for everyone. This makes for better design and makes digital spaces better for everyone. Whatever stage you’re at in creating accessible and inclusive design, this site provides quick and easy access to many resources. You’ll also find information about the problems that non-inclusive design can create, and most importantly, how we can change that.
Not everyone perceives color as you might do. We’ve got a bunch of tools to help you choose inclusive color combinations. You can work in different ways to ensure your palettes are user friendly and meet standards.
The way you use typography and layout your text is crucial. These resources will guide you on font size and choice, and on structuring your layout for inclusivity and accessibility.
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Images are important so readers can understand and learn complex information. Breaking up text with images can also help make the page more readable for many viewers. These resources identify important ways to make image use inclusive.
These videos are essential viewing for designers who want to bring positive change. They give further context to the role of inclusivity in digital design. Plus, they challenge biased ideas about disability. Many give voice to designers who have communication differences. They emphasise the need to include everyone in design processes. We should design with people, not for people.
Learning about accessibility will make you a better designer. You will make digital spaces better for users. And you will do better work for your clients or employers.
Non-user-friendly websites are already less likely to rank in search engines. Businesses which do not shift to inclusive or accessible digital design will lose out.
But most importantly, including everyone’s needs when we design digital spaces is the right thing to do to!
Now is a good time to take your inclusive and accessible design skills up a notch. So check out these courses to build your skills and knowledge.
Check the requirements to meet the WCAG three levels of accessibility.
The three levels of accessibility compliance are:
This is the minimum standard, without which your website will exclude people.
AA standards will create a higher level of, and a more ideal level of support. It is a requirement that public body websites reach this standard.
Meeting AAA standards will help platforms to serve users with more specialist needs.