Questions tagged [accessibility]

Accessibility is the degree to which a product, device, service, or environment is available to as many people as possible. Accessibility can be viewed as the "ability to access" and benefit from some system or entity. Questions regarding accessibility are about design that caters to as many people as possible through color usage, contrast, and other techniques.

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What is the professional term for an image that separates between parts of a webpage?

If you want to separate parts of a webpage in a website you could use a CSS border command or an HTML <hr> tag, but these designs could be a bit bland and you may want to use some wide image for ...
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Why are different colour contrast analysers providing different results for WCAG contrast?

My designer colleague just brought to my attention that he has different results for contrast from different tools. How is that possible? He did the comparison for a ~Portage color #9E83F5 with white ...
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How to make table within rounded rectangle accessible

I'm going through existing InDesign documents that have tables within a rounded rectangle to give the table rounded corners. While doing an accessibility audit, the rectangle is getting flagged as an ...
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Collection of images for teaching children and disabled or cognitive impaired users clothes folding techniques

I am not sure whether this post would be better suited for the Home Improvement stack exchange. I am looking for sequences of info graphics for how to fold clothes, illustrating both of the following: ...
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What is the minimal color palette that as long as we stick to it, then in general, there won't be any color contrast problems whatsoever?

I am not an ophthalmologist and not very familiar with color cognitive biases or blindnesses, so there might be a false premise in the following question or in possible discussions. I also don't ask ...
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Software for drawing interactively via voice commands or command line interface

I'm not sure if my post is better suited for the Software Recommendations Stack Exchange. If so, then perhaps migrate it there. How hard would it be to design a computer program where you could use ...
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Making an accessible PDF from InDesign file for an admissions lookbook. Color key symbols are used in Majors section

The challenge is how to correlate these small color-coded symbols the file in a way that they are accessible without having to do separate alt-text for each and everyone. Here's an image of the key ...
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Advice on design: Balancing content and flow on website

Live site: https://plugmusic.netlify.app/track.html Don't know if this is the right place to ask, but I am struggling with this music streaming app design. I am trying to make my design as balanced as ...
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GIMP Histogram display is very dim / low-contrast

I am getting older and my mark-I eyeballs dynamic range is decreasing. While I can adjust gamma (xgamma -gamma 0.4) and LCD brightness, GIMP's histogram display is very dim and difficult to see. (GIMP ...
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How can you edit bookmarks in an InDesign document?

Got a 50-page INDD presentation, added some bookmarks, which went fine. But then I need to edit some of the bookmarks, and make them link to other pages. To my surprise, there is no "Edit" ...
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How to use WCAG requirements for logo text contrast in interface? [closed]

Please, help!! I've read rules from WCAG (Accessibility Guidelines) for using logo text contrast in the interface. The rule 1.4.3 https://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/visual-audio-contrast-...
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Colorblindness: will digital displays (RGB) look equivalent to print (CYMK)

I ask this as a non-colorblind scientist that tries to be conscious about accessibility when creating scientific figures for manuscripts, posters, etc. To do this, I make sure to use color palettes ...
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Are there any universally accepted icons for Gold, Silver, and Bronze?

This is an additional question to one which I had asked on UXSE for making the Badges inclusive by providing unique icons for Gold, Silver, and Bronze Badges. Are there any universally accepted ...
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Best practice for cap height and x-height for bilingual sign-making inside and outside of a public institution: a hospital

Whats is the best practice for cap height and x-height for sign-making inside and outside of a hospital? I have to design some bilingual signs for a hospital. I have some problems because I don't ...
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Plugin for color blindness?

Is there a plugin for any of the Adobe apps or in general that adjust on-screen colors for custom color blindness deficiencies? This way the affected designer can design seeing the colors clearly and ...
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Are there any downsides to a dark theme?

I'm not a graphic designer - I'm a web developer. I'm looking at creating a portfolio website, and hiring a graphic designer to design it for me. By default, I personally like dark themes - and ...
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What are efficient, responsive and accessible workflows to create data tables?

I will soon have to design several data tables collecting text data to compare different tech services. I am therefore wondering what the best practices to make data tables are today. They don't ...
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Making a PDF form accessible in Acrobat... what a nightmare!

I have a basic 2 page form, converted from a word document. I gather that I must use the TouchUp Reading Order panel to draw boxes around the content and specify its type (Text, Form Field etc) and ...
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A color wheel for the color-blind

I am working on a visualization that requires the use of color to depict angular variation. Normally, I would use the HSV system (i.e. the color wheel) for coloring according to angle, but I have not ...
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How do I calculate how the colourblind would see a given colour?

I'm sorry if this is off-topic here; please feel free to migrate it if it is. Given the hex coordinates of a colour, and a type of colourblindness (e.g. protanopia), how do I calculate how that ...
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Why is the W3C contrast score recommending hard-to-read text?

Here are two buttons. When I measure them with the W3C contrast score, the black text has a much better score, meaning it should be easier to read. But, to my eyes, the button with white text is ...
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I designed a game that makes my eyes tired

I try making a game where you draw physic lines and need to deliver a ball to the exit. I created several levels and found that I cant play it. My eyes get tired and hurt after 10 minutes. Maybe the ...
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Is there a way to auto set alt tags on images in PDFs with Acrobat Pro?

We're creating pdfs of images in acrobat pro using create pdf ->combine files. The files we are using are all large file images that have been fully marked up in adobe bridge. We need these PDFs to ...
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What is the lightest shade of grey you can use for a background colour that is still discernible from plain white?

I am advocating for the use of a grey background instead of the traditional white background colour for a couple of reasons (mainly to do with reducing the glare from reading on certain devices and ...
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Alt text for many images

In my InDesign CS6 document, I want to make more accessible by adding Alt text attributes to all the image elements in the document. Some pages have multiple, separate images set up in a collection/...
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Exporting to epub - keep text on path editable

I am looking for a solution to the following problem: I need to export files from InDesign to an epub format. I am using the built-in export feature of InDesign CC 2015. It works pretty well, but I ...
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How to visually represent a color contrast issue to a person with normal color vision?

I have two colors — #FFFFFF and #009688. I want to simulate graphically how it will appear to a person with color blindness issues so that I can present it to a person with normal vision and explain ...
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WCAG luminance contrasts - current practice, what is it?

I tried to ask this question in another group, but got a hint this group might be more appropriate. I just wrote a little tool to check luminance contrast (WCAG) on a web page. Testing this I was ...
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How can I make my design blog's information more useful / accessible? [closed]

I have a blog which contains information about design/ research methods. I want to improve the UX and make the information more useful and importantly actionable. What steps can I take to achieve this?...
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Text colours on dark and light

I'm trying to create a set of 6 text colours that are to be used on both white and dark purple (42185D) backgrounds (on a web page), and still meet accessibility standards (AA). Are there any tools or ...
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PS CC Filter Selections used in Actions

The new layer filters is nice but doesn't record when making actions. Before I was able to add 'Select similar layer' in an action and edit all similar layers (because they have different layer names) ...
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Can I be a designer if I have Parkinson's Disease or mobility impairments?

I know there is software (like SteadyMouse) and hardware (like big key keyboards, mouse adapters, mouse pedals, and so), that can make the use of a computer easier for people with Parkinson's Disease ...
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How can graphic design be more accessible for people with disabilities?

I've noticed that, when talking about accessibility, guidelines and articles often refer to web design, but only in rare occasions I've seen graphic design (print in particular) being targeted as well....
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Font design and typographic choices for dyslexic readers?

I recently stumbled on a font designed specifically for dyslexic readers (OpenDyslexic). It explains how it works like so: Letters have heavy weighted bottoms to add a kind of "gravity" to each ...
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