by Sarah Horton & Whitney Quesenbery
Accessible UX principles and guidelines
Using the accessible UX principles and guidelines, you can create websites and web applications that work for everyone—including people with disabilities. Each of the guidelines is explained and illustrated in A Web for Everyone.
Read the AUX principles and guidelines
We have also created a table that maps the AUX guidelines to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, in Appendix B.
Download the WCAG 2.0-AUX cross-reference
Personas combine research data from many sources into a fictional but realistic character. They are a great way to make sure your team considers all the different people who are served by innovative, accessible, universal design. set of personas can represent the entire world of people with disabilities, but we hope to bring some of the statistics and demographic data to life in the stories of these personas.
The personas are introduced in Chapter 2-People First, and used throughout the book to add stories to the examples and guidelines.
Summary of the personas
Meet the personas
- Trevor, a high school student with autism
- Emily, a college student with cerebral palsy, living independently
- Jacob, blind paralegal, a bit of a geek
- Lea, an editor living with fatigue and pain
- Steven, a graphic designer who is deaf and speaks American Sign Language
- Vishnu, an engineer and global citizen with low vision
- Maria, a bilingual community health worker and mobile phone user
- Carol, a grandmother with macular degeneration
Profiles with industry leaders
Each of the chapters in the book includes a profile of someone whose work inspired us. Over the next several months, we will post full versions of these interviews, adding material that did not fit into the printed book.
- Simple and usable, Giles Colborne, cxpartners
- Accessibility Standards, Mike Paciello
- Accessible Interaction, Derek Featherstone
- Coding Accessibility, Steve Faulkner
- Responsive Design, Ethan Marcotte
- Plain Language, Ginny Redish
- Accessible Media, Larry Goldberg
- Toward Universal Usability, Ben Shneiderman
- Design Education, Valerie Fletcher