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Discussion Let's Talk Digital Accessibility: Making Art for Everyone!

Discussion in 'Accessibility' started by zenjulie, May 17, 2024.

  1. zenjulie


    May 17, 2024
    Hey everyone,

    As graphic designers and artists, we pour our creativity into visuals – but how accessible are those visuals to everyone? Today, I want to spark a conversation about digital accessibility.

    What is digital accessibility?

    It's about ensuring everyone can experience the digital world, regardless of their abilities. This includes people with visual impairments, motor limitations, learning disabilities, and more.

    Why is it important for graphic designers?

    By incorporating accessibility principles into our work, we open the door to a wider audience. We can:

    • Make art inclusive: Everyone deserves to experience the beauty and power of visuals.
    • Enhance user experience: Accessible design often means clearer and more user-friendly interfaces.
    • Boost brand reputation: Showing a commitment to inclusivity reflects well on your brand.
    How can we make our graphics more accessible?

    Here are some easy-to-implement tips:

    • Alt Text: Write clear and descriptive alternative text for images. This allows screen readers to convey the image's content to visually impaired users.
    • Color Contrast: Maintain sufficient contrast between text and background colors for better readability by people with visual impairments.
    • Keyboard Navigation: Design interfaces and navigation elements that can be accessed easily using keyboards instead of just a mouse.
    • Clear Fonts: Use clear and easy-to-read fonts without excessive clutter or decoration.
    • Simple Layouts: Opt for clean and organized layouts that don't overwhelm users with information complexity.
    Let's share our knowledge!

    • Do you have any accessibility best practices you use in your graphic design work?
    • Have you encountered any challenges in making your art accessible?
    • What are some cool examples of accessible graphic design?
    • Are there any resources you recommend for learning more about digital accessibility?
    By working together and sharing our knowledge, we can create a more inclusive art community where everyone can appreciate the beauty of visual design!