Advocating for accessibility by design

What is web accessibility and why care about it

  • low contrast text: someone with low-vision or colorblindness might not be able to distinguish text over background color;
  • missing alternative text for images: someone who is blind and using assistive technologies may not be able to benefit from the information captured in images;
  • missing form input labels: someone with a cognitive disability might not understand what is expected as input.
Colorblind test
Colors can be perceived differently and cause confusion in terms of UX. Here for instance, from top left to right bottom: 7, 13, 16, 8, 12 and 9 might not be seen by all. Keeping in mind this classic colorblind test, and frequent accessibility issues, we can make sure key information is better conveyed whilst we design.
  • including more people with disabilities in user samples to help broaden our understanding of usability issues;
  • updating our interview guides to make sure users are comfortable with sharing feedback on any usability issues;
  • making sure users are adequately prompted to share specific settings if needed, and adjusting our prototypes consequently.

Infusing accessibility at ENGIE Digital

  • Accessibility audit: to identify current issues
  • Remediation: to solve identified issues in the short term
  • Training: to become more and more independent and progressively integrate accessibility as part of our best practices
My end goal is to have accessibility taken into account at every stage of our design process

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ENGIE Digital is ENGIE’s software company. We create unique software solutions to accelerate the transition to a carbon-neutral future.

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