Level Up Your Accessible Text Over Images Design Skills


By: Drew McManus

Regular readers know that web accessibility is a topic we’ve covered frequently, especially when it comes to color contrast. One of the real challenges is mastering the art of maintaining color contrast for text that sits above an image.

The text will shift across different parts of the image across different device types and sometimes, it feels impossible to find a balance. Fortunately,  SmashingMagazine.com recently published an article by Hannah Milan that takes a deep dive into a variety of design techniques you can use to handle any type of photo that comes your way.

Learn about the key principles of accessibility, the importance of contrast and readability, and how to strike the perfect balance between aesthetics and inclusivity. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, there’s something valuable for everyone in this article.

Read Designing Accessible Text Over Images: Best Practices, Techniques, And Resources (Part 1) at SmashingMagazine.com: https://www.smashingmagazine.com/author/hannah-milan/

Drew McManus
Drew McManus
In addition to my consulting business, I'm also the Principal of Venture Industries Online but don’t let that title fool you into thinking I'm just a tech geek. I bring 20+ years of global broad-based arts consulting experience to the table to help clients break the cycle of choosing one-size-fits-none solutions and instead, deliver options allowing them to get ahead of the tech curve instead of trying to catch up by going slower. With the vision of legacy support strategy and the delights of creative insights, my mission is to deliver a sophisticated next generation technology designed especially for the field of performing arts. The first step in that journey began in 2010 when The Venture Platform was released, a purpose-designed managed website development solution designed especially for arts organizations and artists. For fun, I write a daily blog about the orchestra business, provide a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, lead a team of intrepid arts pros to hack the arts, lead an arts business incubator, and love a good coffee drink.
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