Accessibility as a starting point

Emojispeak is a thesis project that was born out of my 100 Days of Inclusive Design exploration on Instagram. You may view the Instagram page here.

When I learned about digital accessibility in my second year of grad school, it immediately opened up a new world of design principles that when incorporated in a UX designer’s toolkit, could enhance the usability of digital products.

A11y is a numeronym for accessibility
Day 22: A11y is a numeronym for accessibility

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 or WCAG are a set of guidelines that make content accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity and combinations of these. In extension, accessibility also focuses on set of groups outside people with disability, such as designing for the aging population.

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