An equivalent experience is one that has been deliberately conceived of and built to be able to be used by the widest possible range of people. To create an equivalent experience, you must understand all the different ways people interact with technology, as well as common barriers they experience.
Accessible Images For When They Matter Most
In this article, we will review the different types of images, dive into some real-world examples of inaccessible public service announcements, and discuss which elements matter most when critical messages need to reach everyone.
Accessible SVGs: Inclusiveness Beyond Patterns
We are fortunate to have robust patterns to choose from when optimizing accessibility in SVGs — but most people stop there, focusing on code compliance and not actual users and their needs. If true inclusiveness lies beyond patterns — what other factors should we consider when designing and developing accessible SVGs?
Smashing Book: Inclusive Components
“Inclusive Components” is a detailed, practical handbook for building fully accessible interfaces. The book examines common interface patterns — accordions, tables, tabs, toggles and everything in-between — through the lens of inclusion. The result is a dozen of fully accessible and robust patterns we author, plug in, and use daily.
Creating Online Environments That Work Well For Older Users
A significant part of the Internet-using population is aged 50 or older — including the people who invented it. Designers need to understand what older users need and why it’s not enough to just say, “I can read it, so what’s the problem?”
Web Accessibility In Context
In this article, Be Birchall explains why it’s so important to prioritize accessibility among teams and why there needs to be more awareness raised among developers.
Talks and Webinars
Accessibility coverage from SmashingConf and our SmashingTV Webinars.
Which Video Conferencing Tools Are Most Accessible?
In this article, Claudio Luis Vera explains what to keep in mind when choosing between video conferencing tools to benefit everyone on your team — including those with disabilities.
UX Optimizations For Keyboard-Only And Assistive Technology Users
Accessibility forces you to see and think about your application beyond the typical sighted, mouse-based user experience. In this article, we’ll dig into some specific, practical examples.
I Used The Web For A Day ...
Chris Ashton put himself into the shoes of people who use a screen reader to access the web, or use a keyboard rather than a mouse or touchscreen to navigate. What he discovered can help you make your sites more accessible for these visitors, and understand the challenges they face.