Crafting an accessible site is a multidisciplinary task for sure. One of the things that designers can do early in the process is ensure readability. A big part of this is font size and color choices that are contrasty enough to read.
Here are two (Mac) tools that can help:
- Contrast A helps pick foreground and background colors that meet minimum contrast standards
- Frank DeLoupe gives you an eyedropper anywhere–awesome
I heard about both of these from Brad Frost and Dan Mall’s designer/developer workflow video.
Brad Frost and Dan Mall posted a video of them collaborating on a site redesign. For nearly two hours, they are live designing, coding and narrating their process–I watched the whole thing. I imagine that this is what it’s like for gamers watching a great team on YouTube or Twitch.
Here are several points that really stood out to me:
Kantega nailed it with this video, what sort of UX designer are you?
Shame on me for clicking on the first link of a Google search results page–I should know better.
What I got was not Weather Underground but some other site that wanted to install a browser extension then used some colorful trickery to entice me to install after I clicked on cancel.