Tot and Accessibility

Craig Hockenberry, writing at The Iconfactory blog:

Luckily we have a tool that let me approximate what Jason was seeing. xScope’s vision defect simulator confirmed that Tot’s colored circles had serious issues. We had a new kind of accessibility problem and one that went to the heart of the app’s visual design. […]

This began an exploration on how Tot’s colorful rings could change, while keeping the existing “dot” metaphor, a strong visual navigation element.

Such a great example of how first-class accessibility and exuberant custom UI design don’t have to be at odds, but in fact can go hand-in-hand.

Tuesday, 5 May 2020