Web Accessibility

Summary

Animated infographic about web accessibility. The video is based on selected information from WCAG–Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

Client

This is a degree project created as a part of the Digital Designer programme at Yrgo.

My role

Animation
Research

Problem statement

People with disabilities represent about 20% of the population, but many companies do not make sure that their website is accessible to everyone.

According to Swedish law, services and information provided by the public sector must meet certain accessibility requirements.

Project goals

  1. Create an animated infographic in Adobe After Effects
  2. Strengthen my animation skills
  3. Gain an understanding of how infographics are created
  4. Learn more about web accessibility and how to design according to WCAG

Style guide

I used royalty free illustrations for this project. They can be found at humaaans.com. I kept the default colors and also used some of them for backgrounds.

Learnings

I did a lot of research for this project, but looking back I realize that I should have done even more. The challenge is to find the most relevant pieces of information and present them in a way that is easy to understand.

The project was limited to five weeks and I had planned my time carefully, but I underestimated the storyboarding process for sure. I wouldn’t have had to make as many changes during the animation stage if I had put more effort into making more detailed sketches early on.

With that said, the point of this project was to challenge myself and learn something new, which I really did. I’m excited to work more with animation. It’s a great compromise between filmmaking and digital design and an efficient way to convey a message.
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