100 Days of A11y

Day 94: Designing an Accessible User Experience, Part 2

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Learning directly from users with disabilities can be one of the most valuable things you can do as a part of the design process.

Today's dedicated accessibility time was a continuation of Part 1 on the topic of designing an accessible user experience.

Things I accomplished

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What I reviewed today

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What I learned from it

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Referring to statistical probability in math, if you were to target your design at users who fall in the middle of the normal bell curve, you would meet the needs of only 68% of your users. Admittedly, designing for the edge cases requires more skill and planning than designing only for the normal user, but the return is much greater, too.

Best statements of the day

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Knowledge is power... and opportunity... and responsibility.
People with disabilities are in the minority, but that doesn't make their characteristics irrelevant to the majority.
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