What every person on your team needs to do

Content

  • Writers, Content Editors, Content Designers, Content Strategists, Content Managers.

At a glance

  • Write content in a clear and understandable way
  • Provide text alternatives for non-text content (images, video, audio).
  • Do not rely on sensory characteristics as the only indicator, such as shape, color or orientation (“click the red button on the right”).
  • Links should describe where the user will go if they click it, giving them an idea of what will happen.

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UX Design

  • Interaction Designers, User Experience Designers, User Researchers.
Full guide: Accessibility for UX Designers

At a glance

  • Do not rely solely on sensory characteristics, such as shape, color or orientation (e.g. a red or green dot for indicating a status).
  • Don’t design for mouse interactions exclusively (think of functionality that’s only available on mouseover, or drag-and-drop interfaces).
  • Include a diverse group of users, including disabled people in your user research and usability testing.

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Visual Design

  • UI Designers, Visual Designers, Graphic Designers.

At a glance

  • Make sure there’s enough color contrast in your designs; a contrast ratio of 4.5 : 1 is the minimum.
  • Design styles for both mouse (hover) and keyboard (focus) interaction.
  • Don’t rely on color alone to communicate information (e.g. red borders for input fields that have errors).

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Frontend Development

  • Frontend Developers, UX Engineers, Frontend Designers, Javascript Developers.

At a glance

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Quality Assurance

  • Software Testers, Test Engineers, Quality Assurance Officers.

At a glance

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Why accessibility is important

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