Designing with Visual and Audio Accessibility in Mind: What You Need to Know

A few years back, I was on a team designing a program for employee career development. One of our tasks was to create a profile that showed an employee’s readiness to move to the next level. As we thought about ways to create something useful that would be a quick indicator of an employee’s progress, we settled on using a stoplight system — Red: Not ready; Yellow: In development; Green: Ready for next role.

Sounds simple, right?

We presented our plan to leaders in the organization for review, and while most loved the idea — we had an unexpected hiccup. One of our reviewers was color blind. This individual couldn’t see what we thought was a simple color-coded system.

I’ll be honest here: It hadn’t even occurred to me that this could be an issue. I was so comfortable with my own way of thinking and knowing what worked for me that I made the incorrect assumption it would work for everyone else.

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