As I stared at the blank screen thinking of what to write or even how to start, I began to wonder if I knew enough about accessibility, then it struck me. My life for the past two years has literally been a case study in accessibility.

This is a story of how a series of events led me down the path to designing for accessibility.

What is accessibility?

Accessibility in the sense considered here refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments so as to be usable by people with or without disabilities.

Open Peeps by Pablo Stanley

Back story
In 2018, I suffered…


Illustration by Akinnusoye Kehinde.

They say first impressions make all the difference. We as humans tend to make decisions about people after meeting them in the first three seconds. In similar fashion, users of digital products decide whether or not to continue using a particular product in 50 milliseconds.

So, you’ve spent more than a year in research, designing then building a revolutionary product that’s supposed to change how people work, live, and interact but for some reason, users are not coming back or worst case scenario — they don’t even make it past the first screen.

Why?

There is a way to enhance your…

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Design(er) Without Borders.

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