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I've been working with UX teams to help establish good practices with regards to including accessibility early on as well as documenting some issues in wireframes and designs. Matt Obee covered keys issues above. To his list I would also add: Structure: understand how the heading structure works on the page, where lists are, WAI ARIA Landmarks and data ...


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Cynthia Brewer has done a great deal of work in color arrangements, namely for cartography, which can take color blindness into consideration. She has a website which allows you to select from several parameters, including color blindness, to create a limited set of colors for multiple situations: ColorBrewer. The color selection is put in the context of ...


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Nice question. Design priorities can help a lot here. Let's say your priorities are (descending order): Communicate the chart lines clearly Make it color-blind friendly Avoid using boring color palettes Here's how I might design for these priorities (you'll have to pick your own way): #1: Use solid, bold, colorful lines for the data, fade the axes ...


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I know you said you've used Color Brewer before, but you might also consider downloading Color Oracle. It's a program that was developed by Bernhard Jenny and Nathaniel Vaughn Kelso, both of whom are rockstars in the Cartography world. The program is designed to show you how a colorblind person would see your plots. So if you determine the best color ...


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There is really no definite answer as to whether the border should be 1px or 2px. You will need to make a judgement as to how thick the border needs to be in order for it to change the shape of the field sufficiently to differentiate it from other fields (I doubt 1px would be noticeable though.) However, how are you identifying the invalid fields for people ...



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