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5 Things To Remember When Designing Accessible Web Pages

Since accessibility is a prevalent topic in web design (certainly within the UK due to the DDA act) I thought I would provide some pointers to other designers on things to consider when creating designs for accessible web pages.I’m sure some designers would argue that this is the role of the person coding the HTML to make the design created to work, yet from my experience I would say that the designer has just as much responsibility if not more as usually the ones who first begin production on a job and therefore decisions made at this stage will undoubtedly affect the outcome of a project.

Here are just a few examples of what i look out for when designing:-

These are just a few examples that I have covered with regards to area’s that designers should give consideration. For more of an overview with regards to other guidelines I would recommend going to the W3C website and specifically the accessibility page at http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/checkpoint-list.html.


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Jacob Wyke is a web developer from the UK who makes complex things simple on the internet. He develops a batch image resizer for Mac OS X called ImageXY which you should try if you ever need to resize anything for the web.

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