[community] Guidance/resources re: designers providing accessibility requirements to engineers?

Harnum, Alan aharnum at ocadu.ca
Tue Nov 20 18:54:11 UTC 2018

At the Guelph Accessibility Conference this year I saw Rob Carr from Oklahoma ABLE Tech present about documenting accessibility in wireframes, which is a technique I think is highly useful in environments that make use of wireframes or similar for relaying UX/UI between design and engineering. 

There isn't, to my knowledge, an established standard on how to do this - it's just been described by a number of a11y specialists as a useful point of early intervention before implementation gets too far along.  Essentially, you annotate the wireframes with accessibility considerations, sometimes with reference to WCAG specifics.

Aidan Tierney's slides on "Early prevention of accessibility issues: mockup & wireframe reviews" covers some of the ground: https://www.slideshare.net/aidantierney/early-prevention-of-accessibility-issues-with-mockup-wireframe-reviews

The BBC guidelines here also show some examples: http://www.bbc.co.uk/gel/guidelines/how-to-design-for-accessibility#annotating-wireframes-and-ux-designs

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On 2018-11-20, 12:47 PM, "community on behalf of Kate McGee" <community-bounces at lists.idrc.ocadu.ca on behalf of kate at lumenlearning.com> wrote:

    Hey there,
    I'm looking for guidance, resources, etc. on best practises for providing
    requirements/documentation to engineers on expected accessibility UX. I'm a UX
    designer and I'm familiar with providing specification via tools like InVision
    or Zeplin for UX/UI. I'm not sure if that's a good option for accessibility UX
    as well or if there's any guidance from the community on how to best provide the
    expected UX to an engineer (for example when a user is navigating via keyboard
    Thanks for the help!
    Kate McGeeSenior Product DesignerLumen Learning
    Inclusive Design Community (community at lists.idrc.ocadu.ca)
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