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5 Common Accessibility Mistakes Designers Make & How to Avoid Them

Nicholas Kramer Avatar| By nicholas-kramer on February 20, 2019

    Web accessibility has become a fast-growing concern over the past few years for designers, developers, and businesses alike, with no signs of slowing down. As the products people interact with every day increasingly move towards screens and digital spaces, it’s important that all users are able to operate them without frustration. This includes individuals who […]

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    Design Accessible Maps

    Hiroo Aoyama Avatar| By hiroo-aoyama on January 7, 2019

      { 🗺 } – UX guide to improving navigation apps for the visually impaired.

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      Original illustration by Pablo Stanley

      This study was done by a team led by Dr Young Mi Choi at the Georgia Tech School of Design.

      Visually impaired people have a hard time using existing navigation apps. Through user interviews, market research, and user testing, we came up with a list of do’s and don’ts for navigation apps that want to improve their vision accessibility. In this article, I’ll be using Google Maps as an example —this is because 82% of interviewees reported primarily using Google Maps. Keep in mind that these are general guidelines and there may be exceptions to every rule.

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