Many designers rely on Acrobat’s accessibility checker to determine whether their PDF files are accessible or not. But like other automated checkers, it has limitations and can give false positives. Find out some things to look for and how to ensure your documents are accessible.
The Limitations of Acrobat’s Accessibility Checker: Read or Listen
Hear how Jake Albion pursued his passion of a creative career despite being told it might not be possible because of his color blindness, how he became more driven by his disability and turned it into an advantage, and how he got into accessibility.
Color Blind by Design: Read or Listen
Graphic design is all about solving a particular problem, communicating and evoking a certain feeling. But those efforts fall short when you don’t consider how potentially 20% of your client’s audience cannot read or access the information because of design or file setup issues. That leaves a bad impression. Are your designs solving or causing problems?
Are Your Designs Solving or Causing Problems?: Read or Listen
Find out how color affects branding, how to use color strategically and what to consider when choosing colors to get winning color strategies. Also learn a bit about color theory, color accessibility and color meaning.
Winning Color Strategies: Read or Listen
Most designers don’t know about accessibility or have misconceptions about it, such as thinking it will hinder their creativity or that it doesn't apply to their clients. Find out 9 myths about accessibility and why you and your clients should care.
9 Myths About Accessibility: Read or Listen
I share 23 pro page layout tips for print, digital documents and the web. Find out how to polish your page layout skills, so you have more professional-looking and reader-friendly pages. You’ll also discover some accessibility and usability tips that can give you an edge over other designers and help your clients reach more people. Plus, I’ve also got a bunch of free resources for you.
23 Pro Page Layout Tips for Print and the Web: Read or Listen
Website accessibility overlays and plugins aren’t the answer to accessibility and compliance, despite being touted as an easy, automated solution for web designers and developers and their clients. They present a plethora of problems.
Overlays and Plugins Aren’t the Answer to Accessibility: Read or Listen
Most designers don’t think about accessibility, but it affects branding, design, documents and websites. It’s a great way to differentiate yourself from other designers while helping your clients reach more people and legally protecting them.
Design With Accessibility in Mind: Read or Listen
Your website needs to be an effective marketing tool to help you get clients. You want to be top of mind when someone needs a designer. Here are 17 essential elements for an effective portfolio website, so you get found and leave a positive impression.
17 Essential Elements for an Effective Portfolio Website: Read or Listen