Accessibility


I believe that accessibility is a paramount issue in everything we do, especially online, and am committed to making all of my designs accessible.

  • Color contrast
  • Text and font sizes
  • Understandable icons
  • Logos and graphics that are understandable in black and white, as well as in color
  • Captions in videos
  • Transcripts of audio files
  • Descriptions on images
  • Easy to read fonts, text sizes, fonts designed for individuals with dyslexia, etc.
  • No pop-ups, animations, etc. on website
  • Websites can be navigated with keyboards and screen readers
  • All assistive technology considered
  • Braille print on collateral when needed
  • All available accessibility functions are utilized on social media platforms
  • Document attachments are fully accessible such as pdf's and Word documents
  • Print marketing should be fully marketing and account for braille, large print, b&w or and high color contrast.
  • Reading levels are always considered for copy and use headings to outline text as well as shorter paragraphs and sentences.
  • Written communication should use easy to read fonts and large font sizes, consider color contrast, be within an appropriate reading level, use headings for easy navigation, use shorter paragraphs and incorporate visuals. Multiple versions of print materials can be created and provided for different users.

This is just a brief overview of tools and guidelines used to ensure accessibility and does not include all considerations and efforts utilized.

Online Accessibility

Online accessibility has always been important, but its more important now than ever. During these  unprecedented times, we can’t rely as much on personal interaction and touch and our websites are often the primary source of interaction with consumers, donors and our community. For this reason, accessibility is is the cornerstone of every website I build.

Websites adhere to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) and Section 508. Using guidelines
and checklists at every stage, we'll make sure that we're always keeping to our accessibility standards.

User Testing

All people are unique and their accessibility needs are too, so in addition to checklists, guidelines and standards, I employ User Testing on all of my work from websites to accessible print collateral. With disability organizations, these Users usually come from your staff, board and Consumers. I also have a large pool of industry contacts with various abilities and requirements to pull from.

Blind person using audio book player.Young disabled business woman in wheelchair working at office desk with a laptop.
Line drawing, black ink on white background, of six people of different genders, sizes and abilities.