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Be proactive.

Start with what you know, learn about users with disabilities like you would any other user:

  • Do user research, contextual is my favorite
  • Get into their head
  • Get into their lifestyle
  • See how hard it is for them to use interfaces not created with them in mind

So don’t start with design, start storyboarding. Thinking about the experience and not the screens as a first step.

Make with your portfolio website your first project. Say a recruiter was blind, had one arm, short-term memory loss, dyslexic, or is color-blind. Would your portfolio be a great user experience for them?


Olivia F. Gresham

Ux Designer

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