AMA: Vox Product Accessibility Guidelines

4 years ago from ally palanzi, senior front-end engineer, vox media

  • ally palanzi, 4 years ago

    Hi Brian!

    1. Text over an image is definitely tricky. I'm not sure of a formal way or tool for testing it, but what we've done is to try to pull out the dominant color in the image and compare that color with the text color to test contrast using a tool like Colour Contrast Analyser. We also will sometimes add a color overlay or drop shadow on the text to help with legibility. If the image is busy, especially on smaller screens, sometimes we even move the text off of the image.

    2. Not anything that I can think of right now, we included charting best practices in our guidelines so we hope to make them better in the future.

    3. One of the women who worked with us on these guidelines has a hearing disability, however, we haven't done any accessibility user testing yet.

    Thanks for the tip! We'll make a note to add that in.

    3 points