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Start with Digital Accessibility, Benefit Everyone

Inclusive design is opening avenues of opportunity for design strategists and thinkers to imagine innovative solutions serving both mass market consumers and the market for people using assistive technologies (AT). Take for instance two prominent products with native assistive technology – iPhone’s VoiceOver and Android phones with Google’s TalkBack. Unlike most design solutions that start […]

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Mobile Accessibility Will Transform Expectations

Digital products and services available via smartphone, and mobile devices like smartwatches, are continuously changing how people manage their daily lives – everything from accessing and sharing information, tracking health metrics, to sending money. And mobile accessibility, with its many baked-in accessible design features, is giving people with disabilities the same useful and effective mobile […]

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The Next Big Consumer Segment: People with Disabilities

If you’re a digital technologist, you’re likely familiar with the concept of digital accessibility, which has come to the forefront of digital design. Digital accessibility is the ability of a website, mobile application, video, or electronic document to be easily navigated and understood by a wide range of users, including those who have visual, auditory, […]

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Designing for Users with Cognitive Impairments

More than 16 million people are living with a cognitive impairment in the U.S. That is a lot of people. That means almost all of us know someone with a cognitive impairment. And, for most companies, that means that a number of customers—or potential customers—will have a cognitive impairment. Many people with cognitive impairments are […]

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Everyone’s Included: 3 Things to Know About Accessible Design

As designers, there are a lot of things to keep in mind when creating a site that is accessible to everyone. Jesse Hausler, principal accessibility specialist at Salesforce, touched on these in his post, 7 Things Every Designer Needs to Know about Accessibility. Here are three of my favorite takeaways from his post, along with […]

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A Beautiful Experience: Front-End Development + Inclusive Design

As touched on in our last blog post, inclusive design is more than designing for people with vision or hearing impairments. It’s also designing for someone with a broken arm, a slow network connection, a cognitive impairment, or even our aging population. It’s about designing for everyone. We should be aware of the differing abilities, […]

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Accessibility for All: The Benefits of Inclusive Design

In a recent presentation, John Seitz, UX architect at Perficient Digital, discussed the importance of inclusive design and how considering accessibility while designing and building your website has value for your company. Inclusive design is the creation of products or services that are accessible to, and usable by, as many people as reasonably possible. As […]

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Design for Users with Limited Literacy Skills (UXPA 2015)

I was surprised to know that designing for people with various forms of literacy issues would benefit literate users. In one study presented in a session I am now attending, I learned it does! Another surprise, about 50% of U.S. citizens report some type of literacy problem. As a result, when we think about digital transformation […]

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CSS Frameworks – Does Your Client Need One?

Many a times, when I start a new project, often the client gets excited when the word ‘bootstrap’ or ‘foundation’ comes around during the inception phase. They want to know more and get excited. They hope that their site would look great if is it built with a framework and typically look towards the UX […]

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Lessons Learned from an Accessibility Summit

Last week I participated in AccessU Summit, a daylong online conference sponsored by Knowbility and Environments for Humans. I have ‘sketched out’ some of the key ideas I took from each session, and I’ve grouped them into sections to steer you in the direction of the material that interests you the most. In addition to these, […]

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