Designing for accessibility is not that hard by Pablo Stanley

Designing for accessibility is not as difficult as many believe. This article provides 7 easy-to-implement guidelines for making web and mobile content more accessible:

1. Ensure sufficient color contrast between text and backgrounds.

2. Don’t rely solely on color to convey important information.

3. Design clear focus indicators for interactive elements.

4. Always use labels or instructions for form fields.

5. Provide alternative text descriptions for non-text content like images.

6. Use semantic HTML markup correctly to structure content.

7. Support intuitive keyboard navigation through tabs and logical tab ordering.

The author argues that following these guidelines does not require extra effort or costs when building new products from scratch. With some testing, existing sites can also be made more accessible. The post encourages going beyond the basics with things like accessibility audits. The overall message is that accessibility should be a priority, as it benefits all users.