Web content that is accessible and inclusive is like guacamole — only some people have it and it typically costs extra. But that shouldn’t be the case. Here are some tips to make your content tick more boxes.

Six disabled people of colour smile and pose in front of a concrete wall.
Six disabled people of colour smile and pose in front of a concrete wall.
Six disabled people of colour smile and pose in front of a concrete wall. Five people stand in the back, with the Black woman in the centre holding up a chalkboard sign reading “disabled and here.” A South Asian person in a wheelchair sits in front — alt text supplied

The assumption that all users are able-bodied and have high literacy levels stands in the way of a positive user experience for many groups of people.

Digital services should be accessible to people of all abilities and identities. As a user-centred content designer, I advocate to clients the importance this.

I’ve put together a short list of things to consider when writing web content. …


USER RESEARCH

How to make sure your research is gold star standard

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Researchers at work. Source: Pragma Partners

Working with and developing technology-based solutions for clients is one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences I’ve had in my career. As part of the planning activities in the discovery phase of these projects, user research is an absolute must.

Conducting research activities and synthesising findings are key activities to get right when developing a solution that has good user experience (UX). Solutions should follow a user-centred approach to make sure the design is UX approved.

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Lexie Claridge

Consultant / Content Designer @ Pragma Partners

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