Designing accessible user interfaces

Duration: 1 day

This training allows a better understanding of digital accessibility and acquiring the knowledge to take it into account in the projects design (graphic design and ergonomics).

Requirements

  • Having followed one training course on raising awareness on web accessibility;
  • Being proficient in web interfaces design (either UI design or UX design);
  • No technical background required.

Goals

  • Acquiring the necessary knowledge to take all users into account from the design stage in compliance with the RGAA;
  • Respecting accessibility rules relating to ergonomics and graphical aspects;
  • Understanding the role of designers in achieving a web project’s accessibility.

Training plan

  1. Common misconceptions about web accessibility;
  2. Universal design principles;
  3. Perception and understanding:
    • Typography readability;
    • Colours and contrasts;
    • Texts and symbols.
  4. Links and navigation:
    • Navigation:
      • Navigation menus;
      • Skip links.
    • Links and buttons:
      • Explicit link and button labels;
      • Specifying links : external links, download links, etc.;
      • Clicking areas.
  5. Forms and interaction:
    • Forms usability;
    • Mandatory fields;
    • Input help and assistance;
    • Error messages and confirmation messages.
  6. Content display:
    • Media (audio, video);
    • Text transcripts;
    • Data and presentation tables.