inclusive design design for everyone
- accessibility often associated with physically obvious impairments which does not cover the full spectrum
- abilities or disabilities are more complex and nuanced, they can also be temporary as well as permanent
- ensuring easy use of alternative devices/apps will benefit all site visitors equally
Ensure access to functions via keyboard - test by using tab key to navigate site
Provide captions/transcripts for visual/audio content - provide text alternatives for images
Add alternative versions of content - use visuals/icons and text in combination
- always optimise all media before uploading
- after upload to server add all details immediately, e.g. alternative text for images
- offer alternatives as fitting, e.g. transcripts for video/audio
- test via tab key to ensure easy access for all
user centred design design for delight
- user experience builds on the foundation of accessible design, adding more depth
- consideration of the complexities of people and their current situations
- research and user testing to guide UX design
- good UX will mean a pleasurable experience, meeting the needs of target group
- recurring cycle of work for best results: test - review - iterate
Don Norman: 3 Ways good design makes you happy
One way to make your content more accessible is to add footnotes to explain complex or jargon terms, acronyms or abbreviations. See this example which uses parenthesis to define 'CMS' within a sentence (this will work with the EasyFootnotes plugin).
Presentation of footnotes will be automatic when published. The text inside the pair of double parenthesis (( ... )) is then presented below the content, shown as numbered list of linked notes.
- complete 'about' page
review your current text drafts and edits and decide on final tone of language
- add optimised images to your content
experiment and practice editing and optimising your images
- check text alternatives
explore the media library and its settings, checking that all your uploaded images have set alternative text
- plan your references and credits
For your final site, any externally sourced content (such as images) has to reference its source and credit the original creator. This could be done via footnotes, or published as separate page.
NOTE: this a super-quick fly-by demo with no audio; it is intended to be paused as needed (hit SPACE bar or use controls).
Referencing with Footnotes Made Easy plugin
Today,, is the deadline for confirming your brief and you will hopefully be already working on your content. Time to review your plans and your content so far. Keep in mind your users and your site's aim and make notes for revision and edits.
your message - your mission
Write up an email and confirm your brief choice, submitting your self-written brief proposal to me.
- finalise your site plan
review your mind map, decide on your final content structure
- check your notes and content
focus on the mission of your website and keep in mind your target group
- continue work on content production
write/edit/review your content text and media, check on accessibility aspects
- email Prisca
submit brief proposal /or/ confirm your choice of given brief