10+ Best Articles on Accessibility
The most useful articles and videos on accessibility from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Accessibility Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on accessibility by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- How to pick more beautiful colors
- How people read online
- Chasing rainbows
- How to use colors in UI Design
- Accessible Target Sizes Cheatsheet — Smashing Magazine
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The Greatest | Apple
At Apple, we believe accessibility is a human right. Innovative features like Door Detection, Sound Recognition, Voice Control, and more are designed to let ...
Accessibility: the land that time to interactive forgot
We tend to think of performance in terms of latency, code optimization, and things like the critical rendering path, but what happens when the browser create...
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New to #accessibility? These articles make an excellent introduction.
WebAIM: 8-Step Implementation Model - Introduction: Overview of a Model of Reform
The impact of disability access issues may be minimal on small, infrequently-accessed web sites, but the impact of web accessibility issues on sites of large organizations, such as universities,…
How to ...?
How to pick more beautiful colors
Choosing good colors for your charts is hard. This article tries to make it easier.
«There’s no need to rely on hues from all around the color wheel like ⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤ for your visualizations. It will look more professional – and therefore more trustworthy – when it only uses a few hues and their neighbors.»
How to use colors in UI Design
Practical tips and tools.
«Red: Passion, Love, Danger Blue: Calm, Responsible, Safe Black: Mystery, Elegance, Evil White: Purity, Silence, Cleanliness Green: New, Fresh, Nature»
These links are currently making the rounds on accessibility on Refind.
The problem with sticky menus and what to do instead
Adam Silver – interaction designer - London, UK
Accessible Target Sizes Cheatsheet — Smashing Magazine
Practical guidelines to prevent rage taps and rage clicks with accessible tap targets for icons, links and buttons — on desktop and on mobile. With useful techniques and guidelines.
Web Accessibility: A Reference to Creating Inclusive Websites
Learn to create inclusive websites with this comprehensive guide on web accessibility, ensuring a user-friendly experience for all visitors.
Short on time? Check out these useful short articles on accessibility—all under 10 minutes.
Pro tip: when you meet a colorblind person, don’t repeatedly point to things and ask what color they are.
How people read online
Tips for accessible text.
CSS-only Widgets Are Inaccessible
Usually. I originally titled this InacCSS-onlyible. I even made this typographically, er, distinct image. Then I realized it was silly and will instead use the neologism in a talk so I can hear the…
Accessibility for designer: where do I start?
A big list of resources, articles, blog posts, and checklists to help you, designers, get started on your “building more accessible products” journey.
How eBay Made Its New Accessibility Tool — And Made It Available to All
Several eBay teams worked together to create a plug-in that makes it easy to include accessibility in a design right from the start.
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on accessibility.
It’s about time CAPTCHAS become accessible
While CAPTCHAS might be necessary for security purposes, they have a negative impact on usability.
A Guide To Accessible Form Validation — Smashing Magazine
Each time we build a field validation from scratch, accessibility doesn’t come out of the box. In this guide, Sandrina breaks down what we need to take into consideration, so that nobody gets stuck on…
Fix Color Contrast – Web Accessibility for Text & UI Design
Don’t make my mistake – Learn what’s crucial and required about color contrast for text and UI components.
Software accessibility for users with Dyslexia
Let’s focus on cognitive accessibility of digital products and how to make them better for users with Dyslexia.
A Step-By-Step Guide To Building Accessible Carousels — Smashing Magazine
Most carousels come along with usability and accessibility issues. To avoid these issues, this article addresses step-by-step design considerations as well as semantic requirements for carousels to be…
We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Accessibility, including:
Curated stories on user experience, usability, and product design. By @fabriciot and @caioab.
Smashing Magazine 🇺🇦 🏳️🌈
An online magazine for designers and web developers. Questions? We've got your back: @SmashingSupport, @SmashingConf. Curated by Iris, Vitaly and the team.
Search Engine Land
News & analysis on #SEO #PPC #Google #Bing & more. Sister to @martechismktg @smx @martechconf. Stay in the loop: http://searchengineland.com
Adrian Roselli (no blue check) 🗯
One hoopy frood who really knows where his towel is. Not a bird lawyer. Tweets are auto-posted from http://toot.cafe/@aardrian, and sometimes they do not come over.
News & guidance for developers from the Google Chrome Developer Relations team.
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