Accessible by design: How we are designing for accessibility at Canonical | Ubuntu


In this blog post, I will talk about some of the most important considerations when it comes to building UIs that are accessible by design and how we are approaching this challenge at Canonical to continuously improve the accessibility of Vanilla, our open source design system and CSS framework.

Background

When I joined Canonical in August 2021, I was thrilled to discover that we had an Accessibility resource group which the whole company is invited to join. Not only that; in the Web and Design team we have a dedicated Accessibility Guild, with a regular meeting where developers and designers who are passionate about the topic get together to talk about accessibility. 

I have experience working in accessibility and firmly believe that technology should improve everyone’s lives, so you can imagine how excited I am to be working alongside a group of like-minded people. 

Considerations around legal compliance 

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