DES 3 - Use accessible design to communicate information


Simple advice – use principles of good design to create clear, consistent, readable pages. Remember, accessibility does not have to stunt your creativity – considering accessibility needs might actually enhance the aesthetic. Ideally you should not be able to spot an accessible site from how looks - gone are the days where accessible equates to boring.

Do not be afraid to exercise your creative abilities but refer to this guidance to ensure you avoid excluding (or possibly damaging!) anyone.

In this section

    • Design to help users scan for key information
    • Enhance clarity with good design
    • Design that conveys information
    • Design and implement accessible tables and graphs

References for this section

WCAG 2.1

EN 301 549 v 2.1.2

    • Non-text Content
    • Info and Relationships
    • Sensory Characteristics
    • Use of Colour
    • Contrast (Minimum)
    • Resize text
    • Images of Text
    •  Text Spacing


Further reading