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Design for Everyone: Tips for Successful Accessibility

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What do you do? Are you a designer, communications director, prepress technician, freelance art director, marketing coordinator, or copy editor? No matter your job title, if you work in InDesign—you spend your days thinking about visual communications. But is that enough, what about accessible design?

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Design for Everyone: Tips for Successful Accessibility

  1. 1. DESIGN FOR EVERYONE.Tips for successful accessibility
  2. 2. HELLO!I am Niki Jennings I am an Artist Illustrator for a North Carolina state agency. My work can be found in state government buildings, State Parks and State Libraries. You can contact me at nikidjennings@icloud.com
  3. 3. IDENTIFYING A BASIC NEED. Can you read this?
  4. 4. The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision. Helen Keller
  5. 5. RICH DESIGN FOR POOR VISION ∎ Awareness of visually impaired population ∎ A brochure designed with vision impairment in mind ∎ Solutions
  6. 6. VISIONThe term “vision loss” includes people with any degree of limitation in seeing. LOSS
  7. 7. NOT ALWAYS BLACK AND WHITE VISION IMPAIRMENT The limitation of actions and functions of the visual system.* Not correctable by glasses, contacts, medication or surgery. Interferes with the ability to perform activities of daily living. ∎ LOW VISION ∎ BLURRING/DOUBLE VISION ∎ NEAR SIGHTEDNESS ∎ LEGAL BLINDNESS *National Eye Institute
  8. 8. Normal Farsighted (Hyperopia) Nearsighted (Myopia)
  9. 9. …BUT ALSO SHADES OF GREY PROTANOPIA Unable to perceive any red light. DEUTERANOPIA Unable to perceive green light. ∎ TRITANOPIA (Blue blind) ∎ PROTANOMALY (Red weak) ∎ DEUTERANOMALY (Green weak) ∎ TRITANOMALY (Blue weak) ∎ ACHROMATOPSIA (Monochromacy) ∎ SHADE BLINDNESS
  10. 10. Normal Protanopia (Red Blind) Deuteranopia (Green Blind)
  11. 11. TEST IMAGES WITH TEXT DOES THIS WORK? DOES THIS WORK?
  12. 12. WORRIED ABOUT LEGIBILITY? GO BIG ON TEXT AND LEADING.
  13. 13. COLORBLIND PROFILE (PS & AI)*View Proof Setup Color Blindness Type *Or upload image to color-blindness.com/coblis-color-blindness-simulator/
  14. 14. LEGALLY BLIND Approximately .25% of population legally blind* Braille readers make up 15% Large print readers make up 55% of that total *Metrolina Association for the Blind
  15. 15. ASSISTIVE SVCS & SOFTWARE Braille Transcription nfb.org/braille-transcription-resource- list Audiobooks Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) Colorblind Visolve, Color Oracle Browser Extension ColorBlindEXT
  16. 16. Preview on variety of devices Run proof samples AS IS, not FIT TO PAGE ALWAYS TEST.
  17. 17. THANKS!Any questions? You can reach me at nikidjennings@icloud.com

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