Digital products start as a great idea, and make their way through analysis, design, implementation, and testing. But all too often accessibility considerations are overlooked. What defines digital product or software accessibility? Basically, accessibility-built software is human-centered. It’s designed, created for, and usable by everyone –- including people with vision, hearing, dexterity, mobility, cognitive, and learning disabilities.
Trends exist in every work environment. When it comes to design, the latest trends are often used by designers when creating content or updating a website. One design trend we’re seeing a lot of lately is the use of content over images or content on irregular backgrounds (e.g. a photograph for a news article preview with a link to the extended version, or a banner with text over an image). While visually appealing, what happens when we analyze this trend from an accessibility point of view?