In July at Vox Product’s annual hack week, Vax, five Vox Media team members worked to turn our written accessibility documentation into something more actionable. We built a website that serves as a tool to help teams consider accessibility at each stage of a project. We wrote more about the process on the Vox Product blog.
As journalists, advertisers, producers, and creators, content is at our core at Vox Media. And we want to ensure that everyone—regardless of ability, situation, or context—can access it. Accessible design, or universal design, is about making products usable by the greatest number of people possible. By applying these principles to our work, we ensure that our products are better for everyone, and the experience is improved across the board for all users.
Building off our work at Vax, Ally Palanzi and I put together a presentation and shared it with the rest of the Storytelling Studio. This presentation is aimed at designers and engineers, but is applicable to anyone creating things on the internet for people.
Below is our presentation. Feel free to share it with your team, remove slides or add more. It’s important to periodically do refreshers on relevant topics so they can become engrained in our design thinking and project processes.