A large number of people are unable to use the web effectively due to an impairment or disability. As developers there are several tools and techniques we can use to make our web applications accessible, ensuring a great user experience that includes everyone. We all agree that Accessibility is important. However, it’s a broad landscape and can be overwhelming figuring out where to start! Erin Doyle is an expert in creating accessible React applications and has developed a course that will give you a concrete process for testing, refactoring, and building your applications with accessibility in mind. After this course, you'll have a jump start on auditing and fixing accessibility issues in your applications and gain a better understanding of your target users and how to approach your web app design from their perspectives.
With a little CSS, we can adapt our web designs to be more accommodating for people with dyslexia. In this article, we’ll explore those techniques by adding a dyslexia-friendly mode to an existing design.
At the beginning of every year, the Internet becomes flooded with articles predicting the years newest web site trends. These articles are then eaten up by hungry designers looking to keep their work as fresh as possible. Unfortunately, while some of these trends are breathtaking and innovative, not all of them keep Universal Access in mind. Like giving children candy for dinner, just because it can be done does not always mean it should.