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Can Fonts Really Help Those With Dyslexia? | | Eye on Design
As a child, a cat always became a bat. My name was not Maddy but Mubby. Stranger still, a dog would often take the shape of a bog. My German mother would sit me at the kitchen table and tell me to read aloud from a German book; although I was fluent in the language and loved stories, the exercise was painfully boring
typography  dyslexia  type_design  inclusive_design  text  reading 
yesterday
How We’re Making Code of Conduct Enforcement Real — and Scaling it.
In 2017 the Open Innovation team set goals envisioning Mozilla’s Community Participation Guidelines as a tool not only for consequence, but as a measure and strong influence of community health…
open_source  community  work_ethics  culture  participation  harassment 
4 days ago
Innovating inaccessibility: designing novel forms of disability
I was at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London yesterday. They have a new entrance plaza. It looks lovely. It does however, include a new form of textured paving that is quite awesomely bad for…
architecture  building  materials  access  welcome  visitors  accessibility 
5 days ago
Ethics in design: What exactly does that mean?
Is calling for ethics in design a moral argument, a business argument, or both?
ethical_technology  design  industry  standards 
17 days ago
Five Ways in Which Artificial Intelligence Changes the Face of Web Accessibility - 24 Accessibility
Denis Boudreau gives us a prospective sense of where we’re headed with Artificial Intelligence (AI), and what this means for accessibility and inclusion.
accessibility  ai  future  research  resource  examples 
4 weeks ago
Brutalist Web Design
Guidelines for web design that adhere to the tenets and ethos of Brutalism
performance  web  design  best_practices  methodology  simple 
9 weeks ago
Natural Language Processing is Fun! – Adam Geitgey – Medium
Computers are great at working with structured data like spreadsheets and database tables. But us humans usually communicate in words, not in tables. That’s unfortunate for computers. A lot of…
nlp  tutorial  programming  python  summarisation  introduction 
9 weeks ago
Omni Calculator
Omni Calculator solves 541 problems anywhere from finance and business to health. It’s so fast and easy you won’t want to do the math again!
tools  math  calculator  conversion 
9 weeks ago
Why Is Google Translate Spitting Out Sinister Religious Prophecies? - Motherboard
Google Translate is moonlighting as a deranged oracle—and experts say it’s likely because of the spooky nature of neural networks.
neural_network  interpretation  strange  machine_learning  translation 
9 weeks ago
Starbucks’ Plan to Ban Straws Will Harm Disabled People | Bitch Media
Straws are easy to target, but cities and companies still rely on environmentally harmful practices.
accessibility  disability_culture  environment  ecology  society 
9 weeks ago
How to Make Your Presentations Accessible to All | Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) | W3C
Do you remember a time when people around you broke out in laughter, but you didn’t hear the joke?
Be careful not to leave out information for some people in your audience. For example, if you say “you can read it on the slide”, you are probably excluding people who cannot see the slide.
presentation  talk  accessibility  public_speaking  slides 
9 weeks ago
Itty Bitty | How it works
itty bitty sites are contained entirely within their own link. (Including this one!) This means they're portable, private, and easy to share.
sharing  html  hack  hash  portable  encoding  compression 
11 weeks ago
Home - Excel Unusual
Science, engineering, games in Excel
art  electronics  code  excel  office  spreadsheet  gui 
11 weeks ago
Considerations when writing alt text – Shopify UX
Alt text. We know it’s something that can be added to images on the web, but what is it really? Who is it for? Why should we care? And, perhaps most important, how do we write it? Alt text, or…
images  seo  accessibility  patterns  tips  UX 
11 weeks ago
Finland, Home of the $103,000 Speeding Ticket - The Atlantic
Most of Scandinavia determines fines based on income. Could such a system work in the U.S.?
policy  equality  income_imbalance  police 
12 weeks ago
Inside the Crypto World's Biggest Scandal | WIRED
One couple thought they held the secret to building a new decentralized utopia. On the way, they plunged into a new kind of hell. A crypto-tragedy in three acts.
blockchain  story  longread  cryptography  security 
june 2018
A Directory of design and front-end resources
An expert curation of amazing resources for Designers & UI Developers.
ui  resources  development  components  design  tools 
june 2018
Everything you ever wanted to know about unfurling but were afraid to ask /or/ How to make your… – Slack Platform Blog – Medium
Those handy little previews you see when you paste a link into a Slack message are what we refer to as unfurling internally at Slack (and also in Slack’s API documentation). While it may sound like a…
opengraph  html  slack  reference  preview  open_web  scraping  summary 
june 2018
Holacracy and the mirage of the boss-less workplace: Lessons from the failures at Github, Medium &…
Holacracy, an innovative company organization system that favors flat structures over a classical hierarchy, was all the rage a few years ago. This way of structuring a company is not new, however…
workplace  structure  management  hierarchy 
june 2018
How the Web Became Unreadable | WIRED
I thought my eyesight was beginning to go. It turns out, I’m suffering from design.
typography  accessibility  colour  design_trend 
may 2018
Inclusion Doesn’t Stop at Accessibility | Adobe Blog
To talk about inclusion is to begin a sentence in the middle. The word 'inclusion' is a response to the observation that exclusion is happening. Inclusion is a great and ...
inclusive_design  access  bias  ethical_design  universal 
may 2018
Fair Is Not the Default - Library - Google Design
Why building inclusive tech takes more than good intentions
design  diversity  fairness  ai  ethics  inclusion 
may 2018
Designing Disability: Symbols, Space, and Society: Elizabeth Guffey: Bloomsbury Academic
Designing Disability traces the emergence of an idea and an ideal – physical access for the disabled – through the evolution of the iconic International
book  disability_studies  design  icons  to_read 
may 2018
Interviewing Cliches | the measures taken
"Design is the process of materialising preferred futures."
design  education  teaching  cliché  design_thinking 
may 2018
10 Essential Design Tips for User Interface Icons | Black Pixel
When a pixel-perfect icon set is used well in an app or on a website, it can help guide users...
icons  user_interface_design 
may 2018
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