Less Obvious Accessibility / Digital Inclusion: Benjamin-Newton.com and Cloudy.diamonds

Benjamin-Newton.com

This website is Benjamin-Newton.Com by Ben Huot

Less Obvious Things

Content

Everything on the website is available free of charge.

I have added instructions on how to download my website content and how to use the navigation.

Usability

I have basically the same layout regardless of page type, and the same header and footer, without many modifications, for different sizes.

My website works at watch size and up.

I marked regular lists, navigation, and lists for structure all clearly visually and for computer software (like screen readers, search engines, and browser extensions).

Sizing

I made the appropriate spacing (margins, padding, and letter and word spacing) for readers with limited vision.

I optimized the border width and spacing for marking the link they are on for people who use the keyboard only to navigate websites with.

My website can scale up to 200% without breaking the layout on desktop, tablet, and phone.

I do not use small print or legalese in my notices or the links to them.

Colors

I have changed the colors for those needing lower color saturation (bright colors) to reduce eye strain.

I designed my color scheme to be best on the eyes at night (less blue and more orange/brown)

I have made special adjustments for those needing a less visually complex version of fonts, colors, borders, and effects (by selecting reduce motion in system preferences).

Pictures

I made my pictures adapt their size to aspect ratio, so they fit screens better that are more rectangular or more square in landscape and portrait orientations.

My simplified version (triggered by enabling reduce motion in accessibility preferences) now doesn't load any pictures (in the web pages themselves) for faster browsing, for those who get distracted, or don't want them for any other reason. This does not apply to pictures in PDFs or ePUBs.

Printing

I make well thought out print designs for my web pages that are easily readable with big readable fonts and that conserve ink and color.

I try to keep pictures separate from text documents and color pictures from black and white pictures both for printing reasons and for file size reasons (except what may be necessary for accessibility reasons).

International

I have machine translated my books into 7 additional languages (other than the English originals).

Improvements

I carefully consider the technical side effects of special effects and only use them when I feel they are worth the cost.

I am constantly reading up on website design best practices.

I ruthlessly simplify my webpage elements, while adding as much context as possible, without being overwhelming.