I’ll try to update this page as I find better resources to share. Please use what works for you, change what doesn’t, and read the full disclaimer here.
Don't know where to start? Consider:
- Is there a problem you're wanting to solve, or a specific scenario that happened?
- What topics are you most interested in? Taking small steps consistently adds up over time.
- What's your favourite way to learn? This can include: reading, listening, watching, doing, or a mix!
Ruined by Design by Mike Monteiro
To learn about why design is political, and how we can do better.
Accessing the 25% Who Can’t — How To Design for Accessibility by Dr. Sarvnaz Taherian Ph.D
Full of practical tips for designers.
See an overview of their articles here - some notable mentions include:
- Designing for Screen Reader compatibility - this one is new to me!
- Cognitive Disabilities - "by far the most common type of disability", and an often easy one to overlook since it can be less visible!
Designing for Neurodiversity, by Treyce Meredith
Treyce is a Product Designer at Dropbox - this is a recording of his talk at Figma's Config 2022.
Guides & Tools
7 Inclusive Design Principles
A guide for anyone involved in the design and development of websites and applications.
Has a bunch of tools to check color contrast, simulate vision, test touch targets, annotate alt text and more, in your day to day tools like Figma and Google Chrome. Available on a free & paid subscription.
WebAIM's color contrast checker
Is an easy way to check a color contrast ratio for free.
Auditors for apps & websites
WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool
Lets you enter a domain for a quick audit
For audits by experienced consultants with professional and lived experiences with assistive technology, so you can see how they would navigate through your website and what you can improve on. They can also do checks based on the WCAG 2.1 criteria.
For a wide range of services to improve digital accessibility, from a social enterprise that donates up to 15% of our revenue Blind Low Vision NZ.
To practice American Sign Language with your hands and a webcam.
Design Accessibility by Uxcel
First level free, subscriptions start at $48USD/year.
Who to follow
- Anna E. Cook (@annaecook) is an Accessibility Specialist that's currently a Senior Inclusive Designer at Microsoft. You can find links to her articles and speaking events here.
- Tatiana Mac (@TatianaTMac) is an independent American engineer and international keynote speaker focused on inclusive, accessible, and ethical products with thoughtful practices.
- Accessibility Awareness (@A11yAwareness) shares accessibility tips - thanks Steven Male for sharing!
Still looking for more?
👏🏽 The a11y Project has a mega-list of resources.
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