At VerifyEd, accessibility is fundamental.
We want our platforms to be fully inclusive and we know that accessibility improves the experience for everyone. From early in the design process right through to product development, we consider accessibility at every step of the way.
Currently, we're serving accessibility needs with these techniques:
Early in the feature ideation process, we consider how we can make it inclusive. This includes:
1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women suffer from some form of colour-blindness. There are three types of colour-blindness:
In extreme cases (1 in 33,000 people), someone may have monochromacy, where they cannot see colour.
Therefore, we think of these people when designing our app and experience.
For example, when developing our analytics feature we added a toggle which would change the colour scheme to one which has more contrast and should allow those impacted by colour-blindness to understand the data visualisations we offer.
VerifyEd analytics with default colours
VerifyEd analytics with an alternate colour scheme which is more understandable for those with colour-blindness
We use icons and text to indicate the context of data. For example, if data increases or decreases between a time-period the user will see an up or down icon, while if there is no change there will be a horizontal arrow.
Icons and text help convey context about the data we show