When you’re designing a website, there’s a lot you want to consider if you’re planning on making it accessible and user friendly for everyone. These helpful charts were designed by Karwai Pun, an interaction designer for Home Office Digital, and list some dos and don’ts when approaching accessibility from a design standpoint.
These charts are just guidelines when making services more accessible. There are currently six posters that encompass users from these areas: deaf and hard of hearing, low vision, dyslexia, those with motor disabilities, users of screen readers, and users on the autistic spectrum.
The charts cover design practices such as color contrasts and font sizes, providing design principles that will make services accessible for all users. The charts not only help contribute to good design practices, it also raises awareness of the various conditions that designers should be mindful of.
Accessibility leads Emily Ball and James Buller at Home Office Digital headed the group of twelve that collaborated when designing the charts. Each member of the group specialized in various categories, ranging from blind and visual impairment to mental health and motor issues. They worked to learn as much as they could about the conditions in order to raise awareness and knowledge for those within and outside of the team.
The team continually works on improving and adding to the charts, so let them know if you’ve got any ideas or recommendations.