Creating for everyone.
The term “Universal Design” was coined by the architect Ronald Mace to describe the concept of designing products and spaces to provide an experience that is aesthetic and usable to the greatest extent possible by everyone, regardless of their age, ability, or status in life.
Starting from the idea that design is for everyone, the concept of inclusive design came about.
“These Inclusive Design Principles are about putting people first. It’s about designing for the needs of people with permanent, temporary, situational, or changing disabilities — all of us really.”
When I build my clients’ sites, like when I built my own, I apply these principles to make sure the experiences I craft are truly inclusive.
01. Comparable experience
Provide a comparable experience for all, so people can accomplish tasks in a way that suits their needs without undermining the quality of the content
02. Consider the situation
People use your interface in different situations. Make sure your interface delivers a valuable experience to people regardless of their circumstances.
03. Be consistent
Use familiar conventions and apply them consistently.
04. Give control
Ensure people are in control. People should be able to access and interact with content in their preferred way.
05. Offer choice
Consider providing different ways for people to complete tasks, especially those that are complex or non standard.
06. Prioritise content
Help users focus on core tasks, features, and information by prioritising them within the content and layout.
07. Add value
Consider the value of features and how they improve the experience for different users.
Nothing About Us Without Us
My Accessibility Goals
Follow WCAG 2.1 AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines for all digital spaces and content.
Conduct accessibility evaluations with the guidelines throughout development
Engage with disabled people, understand their requirements and incorporate them into my project scoping and planning.
Create contents and spaces that both serve and represent the interest of disabled people and the role of accessibility in design and tech.
Web Accessibility & Compliance
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. my website is fully conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA.
Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of my web platforms, there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations, and potential solutions. Please contact me if you observe an issue not listed below.
User Generated Content
Uploaded images may not have text alternatives, comment language might include instructions that rely on sensory language because I cannot ensure the quality of all contributions. I monitor user comments and typically repair issues within 5 business days.
Third Party Systems
I work with third party systems such as WordPress, Stripe, Dropbox, and BlockSurvey, and while I make an effort to select platforms that conform to accessibility standards, add layers of code to improve accessibility and/or communicate with developers to suggest accessibility improvements, the owners and developers of these platforms have the ultimate control over their accessibility and in some cases there are no viable alternatives. I welcome all feedback regarding the platforms I use and suggestions of alternatives to improve the accessibility of my business processes.
What I’m doing about accessibility
Continuous reviews of my content and platforms for compliance and accessibility.
Selecting specific vendors and third party software providers based on their track record and commitment to accessibility.
Including people with disabilities in the scope an ddesign of this platform and client websites.
Creating contents and spaces that both serve and represent the interest of disabled people and the role of accessibility in design and tech.
Feedback & Reporting
I welcome your feedback on the accessibility of my website and other digital spaces. Please let me know if you encounter accessibility barriers on my platforms or if you prefer to have different support for your accessibility needs. Feel free to send any feedback via email to [email protected] or via post to Maria Arango Kure. Lundmarksgatan 31, 57 831. Aneby, Jönköping, Sweden.
I try to respond to feedback and reports within 5 business days.
About this statement
This statement was prepared on 15th April 2021 using the W3C Accessibility Statement Generator Tool.
The statement is based on a self evaluation conducted on the site throughout it’s development and upon it’s completion.
The assesment included testing with NVDA and JAWS technologies in Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Brave and Microsoft Edge as well as the native assistive technologies available in Microsoft Windows 10.