AMA: Vox Product Accessibility Guidelines

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

  • Sanette Tanaka, 4 years ago

    Great question. Testing is incredibly important, and we include a list of our favorite tools at the end of our checklist.

    Speaking for myself, I find it most helpful to test throughout my design process. So, for instance, I will test the contrast of color and type combinations in my Sketch files using a tool like Colour Contrast Analyser. Once the product is in production, I use the WAVE Chrome extension to check contrast and other accessibility best practices. I use Responsive Web Design Tester to test various screen sizes, and, if I have time, view it using Apple's built-in accessibility settings like grayscale.

    We include other testing plans for QA teams to run through in our checklist, but it's a good idea for others on a team to do the same. At minimum, we advise running a browser check like WAVE, navigating via tab navigation, and using a screen reader.

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