Now Available: Pocket Guide to Colour Accessibility

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A Pocket Guide to Colour Accessibility by Geri Coady

Over the past year I’ve been speaking and writing a lot about colour in web design with a particular focus on the importance of colour accessibility.

I wanted to write even more, and the perfect opportunity came along from UK publisher Five Simple Steps with their new Pocket Guide series eBooks. I jumped at the chance to write for them, and over the past couple of months I’ve been working hard alongside their fantastic team to make the book a reality!

I’m excited to announce that A Pocket Guide to Colour Accessibility launched yesterday, along with A Pocket Guide to CSS Animations by Val Head!

What’s it all about?

A Pocket Guide to Colour Accessibility is a quick guide designed to help you create designs that are accessible to people with colour-blindness without sacrificing style along the way. With nearly 5% of the population affected, we need to pay attention to this often-overlooked demographic. If you design websites, apps, games, or other digital media, this book is for you.

How to get it

There’s two options for getting your hands on the guide—you can purchase it separately for £2 (about $3), or get all four titles in the third collection for £6 (about $9).

Thank you!

Thanks to everyone at Five Simple Steps (Emma, Mark, Jo, Nick, and Colin in particular) for such an enjoyable experience, with a special thanks to my editor, Owen Gregory, and my (colour-blind) technical editor, Nathan Ford. I also want to thank Simon Collison, Dan Rubin, and Mat Marquis for encouraging me to do it in the first place — you guys are the best!

If you happen to pick up a copy of the book, I’d love to hear what you think. I’ll be speaking about the topic at some upcoming talks later this year, too. Hope to see you there!

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About Me

I’m Geri Coady — a designer and illustrator from St. John’s, Newfoundland — now living in Nottingham, UK. I've got an eye for detail, a passion for the web, and I'm ready to work with clients worldwide. Want to learn more?


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  • Junaid Ahmed

Great work Geri! I know just the people who will find this very useful, (a couple of my friends have colorblindness and are designers).

Bought the four titles just now too ;)

  • casper

To make oir websites look more beautiful and user friendly color has to be made a part of it. Now i just got to read another article from you on the need of different colors added on to the sites. It will help me in updating my blog. Thank you for the information.

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  • Madden

Thank you for it

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