Transcript from the "Tool Considerations" Lesson
[00:00:42] So kind of keeping that end-user goal in mind is something that we should think about. And I found through user research and user testing that responsive design is really good for accessibility. I mean, this is something that's been written about before, I think I already intuitively knew that.
[00:00:58] But I got a good reminder when I watched a low vision user use screen magnification on some prototypes that I'd made that were not built for responsive design. So they didn't have a meta viewport tag, and they were just meant for the desktop. And I watched this person zoom in on these interfaces, and it was pretty difficult.
[00:01:17] They were having to horizontally scroll and figure out where these patterns were going. So if you can design your layouts to be mobile/single-column layouts, it's actually really helpful for accessibility. And I've heard it from multiple people with disabilities that say that they prefer mobile sites because they're streamlined.
[00:01:37] They have less clutter, less information, they're often simpler. And so that can be a really helpful tool for you as you're creating these layouts and things, so keep that in mind.