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UXmatters has published 16 articles on the topic Accessibility.

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  1. Type Sizes for Every Device

    Mobile Matters

    Designing for every screen

    A column by Steven Hoober
    September 7, 2015

    Digital products are about content. Even if you think they’re all about interactivity, controls are pointless if users don’t understand their purpose and cannot read about what they do. The most important thing you can do to make a Web site or app usable is to make sure everyone can read its text, on every device, under every condition.

    Units and Conversions

    First, let’s define some terminology. People often use the term font incorrectly these days. Technically, in the modern world, a font is a digital file containing a particular typeface. In this column, I’ll be using the term type when referring to the characters that make up printed or displayed text—including the content, the font or typeface, and its size and color. Read More

  2. Don’t Put Hints Inside Text Boxes in Web Forms

    Good Questions

    Asking and answering users' questions

    A column by Caroline Jarrett
    March 21, 2010

    This is my first Good Questions column for UXmatters. In this column, I’ll be writing about questions. When communicating with users in one direction, we typically ask them questions—often through forms or surveys. When communication goes in the other direction, we try to respond to users’ questions—both through the design of our Web applications and other products and, sometimes, in assemblies of what we hope will be their Frequently Asked Questions.

    In January 2010, Janet Six’s column, Ask Matters, “Label Alignment in Long Forms,” included extensive discussion of one of the most frequently asked questions about forms design: where to put labels in relation to their fields.

    Don’t worry. I’m not going to discuss labels further in this column. But thinking about labels reminded me of another question we hear from time to time: Should we put a hint inside a text box? Read More

  3. Designing for Senior Citizens | Organizing Your Work Schedule

    Ask UXmatters

    Get expert answers

    A column by Janet M. Six
    May 17, 2010

    In this edition of Ask UXmatters, our experts discuss the following topics:

    Every month in this column, our Ask UXmatters experts answer our readers’ questions about user experience matters. To get answers to your questions about UX strategy, design, or user research in an upcoming edition of Ask UXmatters, please send your questions to us at [email protected].

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