March 7, 2018
Create experiences that are accessible to all
The design system continues to strengthen its guidelines for making experiences that are accessible to all users. Among the latest additions are rules specifically for content design.
Written by Princiipal Content Designer Louise Mintun in cooperation with a number of design and accessibility experts, the new guidelines present sound advice for crafting content for users with specific needs:
- Blind users who navigate websites with screen readers
- Color blind users or those with low vision
- Users with hearing impairments
- Users with cognitive impairments or learning disabilities
These guidelines appear in the usage section of the style guide.
For additional guidance, including considerations for interaction and visual design, the design system has a section devoted specifically to accessibility.