About this Site

This site was created to be used as a resource for anyone doing graphic design work, from creating a poster for an event or club to people employed in that vocation.


Universal Design was originally coined by Ron Mace, referring to architecture. I believe it can be applied to all aspects of design and that the output of the graphic design community can be inclusive in this manner.


The site and information was made and written by EmilyG Design as a graphic design project in university. You can visit EmilyG’s portfolio and go to the Tumblr blog she maintains about accessible and universal design using the buttons below.


I have sorted page-specific (e.g., pictures used) and/or design element-specific resources (e.g., a website entirely about captioning or typography) by subject. You can find other resources below.


Bible and Disability

Brock, Brian and John Swinton, eds. Disability in the Christian Tradition: A Reader. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012.


Carter, Erik W. Including People with Disabilities in Faith Communities: a Guide for Service Providers, Families and Congregations. Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co, 2010.


Eiesland, Nancy. The Disabled God: Toward a Liberatory Theology of Disability. Nashville: Abingdon, 1994.


Newman, Barbara J. Accessible Gospel, Inclusive Worship. CLC Network, 2015.


Reynolds, Thomas E. Vulnerable Communion: a Theology of Disability and Hospitality. Brazos Press, 2008.


Vanier, Jean. Essential Writings. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2008.



Efthimiadis, Tilemahos. “Strange Traffic Lights.” Flickr, Houston, TX, 15 Nov. 2006, [www.flickr.com/photos/telemax/2788591239].



“Dropbox.” Dropbox, www.dropbox.com/.


"High School Sports of Mississippi." High School Sports of Mississippi. 25 Mar. 2015. www.hssportsms.com. _Internet Archive_. [http://web.archive.org/web/20150325090228/http://hssportsms.com/].



“Captioning - Using and Improving YouTube's Auto-Generated Captions.” Office of Information Technology - University of Colorado Boulder, 16 Aug. 2017, [oit.colorado.edu/tutorial/captioning-using-and-improving-youtube’s-auto-generated-captions].


“Captioning Your Own Video for Free.” Office of Minority Affairs Diversity, University of Washington, [www.washington.edu/accessibility/videos/free-captioning/].


“Creating Accessible Videos.” Office of Minority Affairs Diversity, University of Washington, [www.washington.edu/accessibility/videos/].


Griffin, Emily. “Why a Transcript Is Not Enough to Make Videos Accessible.” 3Play Media, 5 Jan. 2018, [www.3playmedia.com/2016/02/01/why-a-transcript-is-not-enough-to-make-your-videos-compliant-with-accessibility-law/].


“Multimedia Accessibility FAQ.” Same Origin Policy - Web Security, Reuters Limited, [www.w3.org/2008/06/video-notes].



“Dyslexie Font.” Dyslexie Font, [www.dyslexiefont.com/].


Howarth, Dan. “Typeface Recreates the Frustration of Reading with Dyslexia.” Dezeen, 29 July 2016, [www.dezeen.com/2015/06/05/dan-britton-typeface-recreates-frustration-reading-dyslexia/].


“OpenDyslexic, Free Open-Source Typeface.” OpenDyslexic, [www.opendyslexic.org/].


Rello, Luz, and Ricardo Baeza-Yates. “Good Fonts for Dyslexia Study.” University of Michigan, [http://dyslexiahelp.umich.edu/sites/default/files/good_fonts_for_dyslexia_study.pdf].



Arnsdorff, Blake. “4 Web Accessibility Best Practices – Prototypr.” Prototypr, Medium, 23 Dec. 2017, [blog.prototypr.io/4-web-accessibility-best-practices-a0e957948bc5].


Cao, Jerry. “8 Website Accessibility Best Practices to Improve UX.” Studio by UXPin, 23 June 2016, [www.uxpin.com/studio/blog/8-website-accessibility-best-practices-to-improve-ux/].


Erin, Adrienne. “The Basics of Accessible Web Design.” Web Design Library, Nova Holding Group LTD., 14 June 2016, [www.webdesign.org/the-basics-of-accessible-web-design.22624.html].


“Standards & Best Practices.” Web Accessibility Toolkit, Association of Research Libraries, [accessibility.arl.org/standards-best-practices/].


Tiwari, Ravish. “The How-To Guide To Accessible Web Design.” 3Pillar Global, 19 Apr. 2016, [www.3pillarglobal.com/insights/guide-accessible-web-design].


Other Resources Used

“Accessibility Checklist.” Nomensa, [design4access.nomensa.com/checklist.html].


Disability Science Review. “The Curb Cut Effect: How Making Public Spaces Accessible to People With Disabilities Helps Everyone.” Medium.com, Medium, 12 Dec. 2016, [medium.com/@mosaicofminds/the-curb-cut-effect-how-making-public-spaces-accessible-to-people-with-disabilities-helps-everyone-d69f24c58785].


Hausler, Jesse. “7 Things Every Designer Needs to Know about Accessibility.” Medium.com, Medium, 15 Apr. 2015, [medium.com/salesforce-ux/7-things-every-designer-needs-to-know-about-accessibility-64f105f0881b].


Skulski, Jennifer K. “Designing for Inclusive Play: Applying the Principles of Universal Design to the Playground : NCHPAD - Building Inclusive Communities.” National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD), [www.nchpad.org/529/2456/Designing~for~Inclusive~Play~~~Applying~the~Principles~of~Universal~Design~to~the~Playground].


Soegaard, Mads. “Accessibility: Usability for All.” The Interaction Design Foundation, Nov. 2018, [www.interaction-design.org/literature/article/accessibility-usability-for-all].


Steenhout, Nicolas. “The Problems With Ramps Blended Into Stairs.” Part of a Whole, 11 May 2018, [incl.ca/the-problems-with-ramps-blended-into-stairs/].


Watson, Léonie. “Tips for Making Accessibility a Core Design Principle.” Pixel Pioneers, 1 June 2017, [pixelpioneers.co/blog/2017/13-expert-tips-accessibility].

Published 2018

Content written by EmilyG Design