The Principles of Design: Accessibility

The Daily Post

Hi bloggers! My name’s Kjell Reigstad, and I’m a designer at Automattic. This is part three in my monthly series on “The Principles of Design.” In this series, I share some of the basic tenets of design, and we explore how to apply them to your blog.

Previous installments:
Visual Hierarchy
Color Harmony
Design Iteration & Feedback

Not everyone who visits your blog will experience your design the same way you do. For instance, two colors that seem totally distinct to you may appear quite similar to someone else. A paragraph that looks great to you may be unreadable to others. There are a number of visual impairments that can drastically alter how people see your blog. As designers, it’s important to create a positive experience for all readers. This is the concept of accessible design.

Below, we’ll learn about some common types of vision impairment and review tips for how to design for them.


View original post 939 more words


      1. I’ve tried to keep many of the things he mentioned in mind but I see that I’m going to have to use descriptive links as opposed to “HERE”. I have much to learn about screen readers such as JAWS.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.