The Finding details page provides specific and actionable insights to help you remediate your designs. These insights are found under the Recommendation heading and are organized by the roles typically involved in the creative process, such as:
- User experience (UX) designers
- User interface (UI) designers
- Content designers
You can also find these remediation recommendations in the Excel report.
For every finding, each role listed may or may not have responsibilities in addressing the accessibility barrier. For example, a finding under the design evaluation rule 22.214.171.124 states, “The page / page template lacks a heading level 1.” All 3 roles have a responsibility to contribute to its remediation:
- The UX designer includes a heading level 1 in the designs (understanding it should be the first heading on the screen).
- The UI designer styles the heading level 1 to be accessible (considering color, font selection, font size, letter spacing, word spacing, line spacing, etc.).
- The content designer writes the heading level 1 to be accessible (ensuring it is unique, descriptive, and at a 6th grade reading level).
However, not every rule requires effort from all roles. For instance:
- Only UX designers are responsible for designing a linear order to a component’s content, following a left-to-right, top-to-bottom structure (design evaluation rule 126.96.36.199).
- Only UI designers are responsible for designing text to meet minimum contrast requirements (design evaluation rules 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206).
- Only content designers are responsible for writing link text to be descriptive enough to identify its purpose (design evaluation rules 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168).
Many of the rules also have documentation best practices. The best practices are guidance to help you identify expected interactions and/or behaviors. Handoffs from design to development can be unsuccessful without effective communication. The documentation best practices teach you accessibility handoff requirements, so you and your team can incorporate them into your workflows.
For questions about your design evaluation results, request support from a technical accessibility expert.