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Reading reflection

I think that when designing for accessibility, we should consider allowing people who can’t even read the text to use this product smoothly. The instructions for understanding and operating content should not be completely dependent on text, consider the current graphic verification code on the Internet as a good example

While reading this article, I was actually thinking about another question, when modern aesthetics and inclusive design conflict with each other, where should we stand? How do we balance visual beauty and inclusive design?

When I mean inclusive design, I don’t just refer to people with disabilities. They also include elderly people. This article reminds me of the research on memes of middle-aged and elderly people I have read before. Decreased sensitivity of eye(which is a kind of reduced vision) for capturing colors made them always like to use some very ‘colorful’ pictures, which are usually highly saturated. And the fonts are also very large, which is different from the style liked by teenagers. These memes obviously are not in line with the beauty of the color composition in the visual design theory. In addition, I found that some beautiful text layouts on the Internet are in conflict with the big fonts that middle-aged and elderly people like to read. When we are positioning products, we shouldn’t sacrifice their user experience. Instead we should find a way to balance those two things.