Accessible Design

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Presented during Design Days meet up at Microsoft Research on 19th July 2014. Full text will be followed soon.

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Accessible Design

  1. 1. Accessible Design Srinivasu Chakravarthula
  2. 2. We talk about… • Who am I? • What is Accessibility? • Who does it benefit? • Why should at Design stage? • Common problems of accessibility • Accessibility standards • Tips for designers • Tips for developers • Accessibility Testing • Conclusion
  3. 3. Who am I? • Sr. Accessibility Lead @PayPal • Accessibility Enthusiasts • Web dev enthusiast • Speaker
  4. 4. What’s Accessibility? • A practice to build products that work for everyone
  5. 5. Who does it benefit? • People with disabilities • Elderly • Users having temporary disability • Low Band width users • Technologies such as Search Engines • Mobile users
  6. 6. Common accessibility problems • What’s that image? • O, both are green, what to choose? • What to fill in this form? • O – where am I? • Oops. How can I use it with my keyboard?
  7. 7. Accessibility Standards • Web Content Accessibility Guidelines • Section 508 Refresh (US) • European Accessibility Act 2012 • Guidelines for Indian Government Websites • Article 9 of UN Convention of Persons with Disabilities
  8. 8. Tips for Designers • Color contrast • Font • Interaction • Style sheet
  9. 9. Tips for Developers • Code clean • Remember basics • Think of everyone • Use of semantics • Leverage on standards and techniques
  10. 10. Accessibility Testing • WAVE (http://wave.webaim.org) • Color Contrast Analyzer • User testing: – Screen reader – Screen magnifier – No mouse – No sound
  11. 11. Conclusion • Plan • Analyze • Design • Build • Test • Deliver an inclusive product!
  12. 12. THANK YOU Srinivasu.c@sgaccessibility.com On Twitter: @Csrinivasu

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