Joy Heron uses “responsible” (a portmanteau of “responsive + accessible”) to present a concise introduction built around designing HTML with both responsiveness and accessibility in mind. It covers a good portion of the basics and I could well imagine this as a valuable […]
I’m always happy to randomly stumble upon accessibility updates on websites — today I noticed that caniuse.com (the most comprehensive resource for web developers to assess feature availability in different browsers) updated their colored tables with new cell backgrounds: […]
As I am currently working on an inclusive project with a focus on reaching disadvantaged populations, last week’s Creative Mornings Berlin meetup featuring a talk by Lena Alfter on typography for dyslexic people could not have come at a better time.
Lena Alfter, a young designer from Germany […]
"Who Can Use" differs from other colour contrast tools in that it not only highlights the contrast of a chosen colour combination, but also presents instant statistics what share of users might be negatively impacted by it and simulates how they would see it.
Accessibility Club is a meetup where professionals, enthusiasts and curious novices discuss how to create accessible digital technology. The 8th event of this series once again saw me inspired by what is essentially a random agenda with unpredictable topics - and outcomes!
The day started with two […]
The “Parallax effect” (the background of a website scrolling at a different speed than the rest of page) is one of these fads that suddenly gain traction amongst designers, just for looking cool – “it can be done, so let’s do it” – but without looking at the science of both how it is perceived by users and whether it really is an improvement:
Over the last year or so, a design trend in the web and mobile world has been transition animations, parallax effects, and the like. For many users, this can cause vestibular issues; the symptom is usually vertigo, or a feeling of motion sickness.
I still remember working on a Nokia project from a good ten years ago, where “for convenience of internationalisation” all action buttons were replaced with icons only. What a fight it was to convince the stakeholders it was a bad idea (we were just an agency, and when this battle was […]
25 September 2018 marked the first World Interaction Design Day, running under the global theme of “Diversity and Inclusion in Design”. The Berlin IxDA chapter arranged an inspiring event, inviting two speakers who examine these issues both personally and professionally.
IxDA Berlin […]