As I don't have link posting privileges yet - I appreciate you sharing it here :)
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!
Great piece, thank you for sharing!
Great content! I love the font and the size. I agree with you: I have never seen anyone pressing cmd - minus.
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.
"As a design community I think we should be building more ramps."
Great article, this is so worth re-reading and sharing often.
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.
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
Amazing post, especially agree when it comes to typography and font size "small sizes look prettier."
My views exactly. Love this article so much.
Thanks for sharing. Really pertinent read
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.'
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 ;)
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.
Love seeing this post on top of DN.
Thanks so much for this post. It's something that I struggle with in design and always have to make notes and remind myself.
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.
If only we could communicate the same values to the advertising community. I'm looking at you - email modal pop-ups.