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Designing for Accessibility

“If you solve it for accessibility, you solve it for everyone.”
Elizabeth Churchill, Director of UX at Google 

Bringing heart to a charity that support people with learning difficulties and autism.

Bringing heart to a charity that support people with learning difficulties and autism.

Having worked with FitzRoy for a number of years, reworking their brand and ensure consistency across their campaigns and communications, we were asked to redesign their website.

Accessibility

Accessibility

To ensure the site was accessible for potential users with autism, the site structure was simple and had consistent banded layouts. We used simple block colours and plain language throughout the site and where possible, made buttons labels descriptive.

 And for those with physical and motor disabilities it was important to ensure that any actions had large clickable areas, form fields were given plenty of padding, and that the forms themselves were simple to navigate.

And for those with physical and motor disabilities it was important to ensure that any actions had large clickable areas, form fields were given plenty of padding, and that the forms themselves were simple to navigate.

User Testing

User Testing

We took hard drives loaded with local copies of the site to the FitzRoy Newhaven to test how the site would perform in their Computer Room. Here we were able to observe and document the usability of the site in an environment we could never recreate within the studio.

  Dean from FitzRoy Newhaven  helped us understand some key pain-point for him as a contributor to the site. We created a separate blog post submission process for him to submit draft content, using a simple Google form, which then a moderator from FitzRoy HQ was able to publish.

Dean from FitzRoy Newhaven helped us understand some key pain-point for him as a contributor to the site. We created a separate blog post submission process for him to submit draft content, using a simple Google form, which then a moderator from FitzRoy HQ was able to publish.