Accessibility Guidelines

In May 2016, six Vox Media team members gathered in Washington, D.C., for two days to figure out how to approach accessibility on a company-wide scale. Over the course of two days, we documented role-specific best practices and how each team member could implement them into their actual work.

In July 2016, we picked up the project again at our annual hack week, Vax. We sketched, wireframed, and built a website with our documentation that also serves as a tool to help teams consider accessibility at each stage of a project.

As a part of this project, we also made our guidelines open source. If you have ideas and would like to make this project better, contribute to the project on Github.

Visit the live site
Read more on the Vox Product blog

See an accessibility best practices presentation on the Storytelling Studio blog

Team: Ally Palanzi, Sanette Tanaka, Winston Hearn, Kelsey Scherer, Jessica Paoli, Mariah Minigan

 
 
 Rough sketches made while brainstorming on Day 1 of Vax.

Rough sketches made while brainstorming on Day 1 of Vax.

 Quick type pairings were tested on low-fi wireframes as the website was started.

Quick type pairings were tested on low-fi wireframes as the website was started.

 Version one of visual design. Because we were on a 3 day timeline, all visual design was done in code.

Version one of visual design. Because we were on a 3 day timeline, all visual design was done in code.

 Final visual design.

Final visual design.