Join Derek Featherstone for an in-depth discussion in this video Accessibility and layout, part of Foundations of UX: Accessibility.
- When you're creating a design,…there are a couple of key things that impact your work.…We've talked briefly about these scenarios…earlier in the course: multiple column layouts…and line of sight for calls to action.…These are significant challenges for people…with low vision that have a limited view of the screen.…Look to transform some of your forms…from a multiple column layout like this one…into a single vertical stack.…This will keep error messages, form field requirements,…and other important information…all in the field of view for a low-vision user.…
Here's a few sample layouts and wireframes to consider.…We'll show each on the screen for a few seconds.…Use that straw test to fill out and submit each form.…Look for opportunities to use…that straw test in your own work.…It will help you identify areas where a low-vision user…doesn't have a strong line of sight on a call to action.…There's nothing that says you can't have…multiple save buttons on a form and look for opportunities…to create predictability and patterns in your layouts…
- What is accessibility?
- Managing flow
- Ensuring proximity in your design
- Understanding how screen readers and voice recognition programs work
- Designing for hearing, vision, mobility, and cognitive issues
- Considering accessibility in layout
- Integrating accessibility into your content strategy