04.24.2018 | alex osterman

The 6 Principles of Accessible Design

Welcome to Part 2 of the Spire Digital Accessible Design Series. This series houses a collection of articles that discuss the group of people often left out of consideration when making design decisions. In Part 1 you can read about how to design with the elderly in mind. This article covers how you can design for people who experience visual, physical, cognitive, and neurological disabilities.

Accessible design is not difficult but there are limited resources that make it easy for designers to understand.

A recent project of mine helped people who experience disabilities find the right employment opportunities. It involved plenty of testing and in-person experience with a wide range of individuals. The following points come from those user tests and the online resources.


1. Media

2. Text

3. Navigation and Links

4. Colors

6. Assistive technologies

5. Development



alex osterman

Product Designer

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