With some awareness of best practices in design, we can create a more inclusive and accessible community for our friends, colleagues, and customers with special needs. For example, for someone on the autism spectrum, we can reduce the use of bright contrasting colours. For someone with dyslexia, we can use images to support text.
A team of 12 from Home Office Digital who specialises in various access needs has developed general guidelines on what we can do when we prepare documents or design for people with different access needs.
What is on the Posters?
Designing for users on the autistic spectrum
use simple colours
write in plain English
use simple sentences and bullets
make buttons descriptive – for example, Attach files
build simple and consistent layouts
use bright contrasting colours
use figures of speech and idioms
create a wall of text
make buttons vague and unpredictable – for example, Click here
We hope you have found the information and tools on our website useful in supporting you and your loved ones in this journey of self-discovery!
Please help us to improve our website by letting us know what you love about All In, and if there is anything else we can do for the special needs community in Singapore, by filling in this survey. And as a token of appreciation, we will be sending you a $5 e-voucher for use in our store. At the end of the month we will be conducting a grand draw where one lucky winner will receive $50 for use in our store as well.