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Web Accessibility

Motivation

As a Visual Designer, I recognize all designers' success directly relates to creating inclusive designs and experiences that are easy to navigate and understand for all individuals

I tend to remind myself that, we aren’t designing for designers. We are designing for a diverse set of users with different needs and varying technologies for accessing computers, the internet & our creative designs.

Designer’s Call to Action

The best time to consider accessibility is all the time. 
This includes the discovery, design, and development phases, especially as it relates to digital design. 

Designers have the distinct responsibility of providing clients with prototypes that allow for accessibility implementation. You are creating those implicit expectations by showing a client what is possible. 

With great power, comes great responsibility.

Website Promise

I promise to provide a fully accessible web experience for users across all capabilities and all walks of life.
I've done my due diligence to ensure this site complies with WCAG 2.1 AA guidelines.

Images
  • Add alt text to non-decorative images - An image requires alt text if it conveys important information. For example, Logos, Icons, Infographics, etc. 

  • For images containing text, make sure the alt description includes the image's text.

Color Contrast
  • Don’t use color alone to convey information.

  • Text elements pass the color contrast ratio of 4.5:1 (when the client’s brand guidelines allow).

  • Focus Indicator is present and passes a color contrast of 3:1.

Text
  • Use a minimum of 10px font size for text.

  • Use a minimum 16px font size for input field text on mobile.

  • Use live text instead of text-as-image elements.

Labels
  • Add persistent or shrink to top label(s) to input field(s)

Other
  • Style visual focus indicators for keyboard focus & navigation.

  • Style focus states for input fields, drop-down menus, buttons, etc.  

  • Style links to make them visually identifiable (e.g., underlined, bolded, italicized, etc).


If you or someone you're assisting runs into any accessibility issues onsite, please reach out via the Contact Me section with a description of the issue. From there, I will ensure all accessibility issues are addressed & fixed as

quickly as humanly possible.

Education

2023

Deque University

Taking advantage of Deque University's online Accessibility courses, I've navigated coursework including, Accessibility for Any Role (Non-Technical), Accessibility for Designers, and successfully passed a graded exam to receive a certificate for completion of

Accessibility for Designers.

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