Accessibility

An introduction to a11y

Prae Songprasit

About me

  • UX Engineer
  • Worked on Xero, ANZ, TNZ
  • Focus on accessibility & design systems
  • Kyudo-ka & Susy's bully
Screenshot of digital.govt.nz's Accessibility page

What is
web accessibility?

Inclusion and access to
information and services

Who is web accessibility for?

❤️ Everyone

The curb cut effect

A sketch of stick figers using wheel chair curb cuts in different ways, like someone with a stroller, bycicle, and wheeling a fork lift.

Types of disabilities

Micrsoft inclusive design personal spectrum, showing how different types of physical disabilities can be caused permanently, temporarily, and situationally.

How to design
an accessible experience?

Start with content, not visuals

Linear text experience

❤️ by keyboard only users,
screen readers,
people with different cognitive abilities

Multiple ways to convey information

Text, video, audio, non-coloured visual treatments

Accessibility is a right

to equal access of your information and services