Live from Big Design: Accessibility is Not Enough

Accessibility is Not Enough, by Bobby Brooks and Jessica Looney

big-design-logo-300x126The speakers both work with Knowbility, a web accessibility nonprofit. They’re going to do something more in-depth than a 101. Instead, going over a few common accessibility challenges, and then ways to validate and test.

What is an accessible website?

One that people can use regardless of abilities/disabilities. Some people feel it’s about checking in on guidelines at the end. But the spirit is more about incorporating accessibility from the beginning, not tacking on a ramp at the end.

For example, one common thing in brand guidelines is to say “these are our colors.” But if those aren’t accessible (not enough contrast) we need to take a step back and consider ways to accomplish accessibility. Continue Reading