19 comments

  • mr mrs, over 4 years ago

    As I don't have link posting privileges yet - I appreciate you sharing it here :)

    35 points
    • , over 4 years ago

      Of course!

      I have a brother who has severe dyslexia, and see his day to day challenges with the technology he uses, but even I struggle to prioritize accessibility while designing. Your article was a great reminder that it matters - so thank you!

      1 point
  • Giulio MichelonGiulio Michelon, over 4 years ago

    Great content! I love the font and the size. I agree with you: I have never seen anyone pressing cmd - minus.

    6 points
    • Bryce DriesengaBryce Driesenga, 4 years ago (edited 4 years ago )

      Interesting. Generally that's true, but I know when Reddit bumped up their font size for comments I definitely had to CMD minus. But that's just a familiarity thing, I suppose. Sometimes large text can give me a hint of claustrophobia.

      1 point
  • Mark JenkinsMark Jenkins, over 4 years ago

    Great piece, thank you for sharing!

    6 points
  • Drew McDonaldDrew McDonald, over 4 years ago

    "As a design community I think we should be building more ramps."

    Beautiful.

    4 points
  • Adam Brace, over 4 years ago

    As someone working on a site with accessibility at a top concern with Ontario's AODA laws this piece really puts our work into perspective and its humbling knowing that although it can be a hassle sometimes this stuff really makes a difference to peoples lives.

    2 points
  • Todd SielingTodd Sieling, over 4 years ago

    Great article, this is so worth re-reading and sharing often.

    2 points
  • James Young, over 4 years ago

    I remember vigorously ctrl -'ing when Zeldman redid his site a couple of years ago to make it responsive and it had a million px body text showing 3 words per line.

    Great article though

    2 points
  • Eli SladeEli Slade, over 4 years ago

    My views exactly. Love this article so much.

    1 point
  • jules cheung, over 4 years ago

    Amazing post, especially agree when it comes to typography and font size "small sizes look prettier."

    1 point
  • Ron Burgandy, over 4 years ago

    If only we could communicate the same values to the advertising community. I'm looking at you - email modal pop-ups.

    0 points
  • Ethan UnzickerEthan Unzicker, over 4 years ago

    WOW! I've been designing for around 5 years and this is the first time I've ever heard of designing with accessibility in mind like this. I've heard small things things like trying to keep content in the DOM for the sake of screen readers and things like that. But, I've never seen it in this light. It's embarrassing how little I've taken this into consideration in my design.

    0 points
  • Andy StoneAndy Stone, over 4 years ago

    Thanks so much for this post. It's something that I struggle with in design and always have to make notes and remind myself.

    0 points
  • Krisztian PuskaKrisztian Puska, over 4 years ago

    Love seeing this post on top of DN.

    0 points
  • Kieran RheaumeKieran Rheaume, over 4 years ago

    Thanks for sharing. Really pertinent read

    0 points
  • P GBP GB, over 4 years ago

    Somewhat damaged his own point with the line 'mainstream American life'.

    'I design for everyone, disabled, visually impaired, colourblind... as long as they're American.'

    0 points
    • Zoltán HosszúZoltán Hosszú, over 4 years ago

      He's quoting the previous paragraph, it has absolutely nothing to do with being American.

      The font size must have been too big for you I guess ;)

      3 points
    • mr mrs, over 4 years ago

      Ben this is an excellent point. I was citing american law because I was aware of it. I will do some more research to see what other laws exist in other countries. I definitely want to design for people in any country. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

      4 points