Category: Design

Color, web accessibility and government websites

Color is often an overlooked aspect of web accessibility, especially for brands and particularly governments, that have designed style guides and color palettes prior to accessibility becoming a priority. To understand how color and accessibility intersect, it’s first important to distinguish between “color dependence” and “contrast.” As 18F states in it’s accessibility guide: Color contrast … Continued

Fonts and government websites

When choosing fonts and typography for your government website, it’s important to account for aesthetics and accessibility. Terms There are three key terms you should know to better understand the font landscape: Fonts: Typeface style used to display text, numbers, characters, glyphs (ex: Lato, Merriweather) Font family: Fonts categorized by certain characteristics (ex.: sans-serif, serif, … Continued

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