Journal Entry #12

For a while now, I’ve been reviewing some videos and presentations about accessibility that my supervisor has sent me. They consist of going over accessibility of viewing various files that cater to people with disabilities in the design field. Certain things are self-explanatory and are already well known by designers, like using the correct contrast for readability and using light text on a dark background, for example. However, there is an actual color contrast ratio that you have to follow when designing. You can also check for and fix accessibility issues in Adobe Acrobat. Acrobat allows you to add many things, such as headings, chapters, bookmarks, color contrast, lists, tables, and more. Something extremely useful that Acrobat has is an accessibility checker and various accessibility tools, which scans the document and highlights things that should be fixed.

Some of the resources I’ve been looking at: