TL/DR: Scroll down for some awesome infographics that make it easy to know how to design publications for people with disabilities!

When publishing content in print or on the internet, it’s really important to make sure it’s accessible.

You would never print white text on a white background, otherwise nobody would see it. You would never use a 1-point font, otherwise people would need a magnifying glass to read it. You’d never put links on a web page that skitter away when people try to click or tap them, because that would just be crazy!

The rules above are all obvious and intuitive, because they address limitations that all humans share. But what about people with additional limitations? How do we know what rules to follow when designing for people with disabilities?

Well, the basic answer is still quite simple: know your audience! When you take time to learn about all the additional limitations other people face when consuming content, the rules are still pretty obvious and intuitive.

But learning all that stuff takes time, and the knowledge you seek is often buried in long, dense articles, with writing that is dry and boring, easily forgettable.

That’s why the following infographics are so awesome!

These graphics were originally created by the Home Office of the UK government and recently posted online by the MCCPTA Special Education Committee. Thank you to both!