Colour contrast in websites and documents is an important part of universal design for the web. This article will outline what colour contrast is. In addition, the article will explain how to ensure good colour contrast in websites and documents through use of a colour contrast checker.
Universal design means creating products, services, and places that a variety of people can use. In other words, when something is universally designed, creators are thinking about people’s accessibility needs during the design process. Similarly, more people can use websites when web designers, developers, and content creators design with accessibility in mind. Therefore, this mindset could be called universal design for the web.
Today is Remembrance Day! Remembrance Day, celebrated on November 11th every year, honours the sacrifice of soldiers who have fought to protect Canada. Canadians pause in a moment of silence at 11:00 A.M. to remember the men and women who have served, and continue to serve Canada in times of war. In this moment of silence, people often remember soldiers who have sacrificed their lives for their country. In addition to these brave men and women, we should spend some moments remembering veterans with disabilities.
Size and space for approach and use is one of the principles of universal design, which makes goods and products accessible to many people. This article will outline some examples of size and space for approach and use.
Size and Space for Approach and Use
Size and space for approach and use means that people should be able to reach all parts of a product easily. For instance, people may approach products:
Low Physical Effort
Low physical effort means that people should be able to use products without being physically tired or strained, through “reasonable operating forces”. For example, many people find pots full of water too difficult to lift from the sink to the stove. A pot filler, or faucet installed over the stovetop, removes this burden. Instead of lifting a full pot, a person first places the empty pot on the stove, then fills it at the faucet.