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Accessibility Is Not That Hard

Here are 7 sure fire steps to follow when designing for accessibility. This refers to the practice of building digital content and applications that can be used by a wide range of people, including individuals who have visual, motor, auditory, speech, or cognitive disabilities.

  1. Add enough color contrast
  2. Don’t use color alone to make critical information understandable
  3. Design usable focus states
  4. Use labels or instructions with form fields and inputs
  5. Write useful alternative text for your images and other non-contextual content
  6. Use correct markup on your content
  7. Support keyboard navigation

Beyond following these simple steps, get an accessibility audit done, appoint an auditor and make accessibility part of your design research. Your users will thank you in the end.

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