Selecting accessible fonts for your copy is not just to help users with disabilities and special needs – it increases legibility for all users. This bite-sized guide will help you make your font selections…

Hero shot for Testing Fonts for Accessibility, by Colin Shanley
Hero shot for Testing Fonts for Accessibility, by Colin Shanley
  • 1 in 30 people in the UK is visually impaired;
  • Around 15% of the UK population has dyslexia;
  • 1.5 million people in the UK have a cognitive disability.


Colour in Optical Illusions

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Hero image for Colour in Optical Illusions by Colin Shanley


Even a high-level understanding of the emotions and associations of colours will improve your designs and conversion rates

Hero shot for Colour Psychology Quick Reference Cards, by Colin Shanley
Hero shot for Colour Psychology Quick Reference Cards, by Colin Shanley


How to mix colours of equal brightness for your colour palette

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Hero shot for Mixing Colours of Equal Luminance — Part 2, by Colin Shanley


How to mix colours of equal brightness for your colour palette

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Hero shot for Mixing Colours of Equal Luminance, by Colin Shanley


Running Sketch in a virtual machine doesn’t work. There is an alternative route…

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Hero shot for ‘Sketch in a Virtual Machine? Here’s a Workaround’, by Colin Shanley


What are Sketch Assistants and how do you use them?

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Hero image for Sketch Assistants article by Colin Shanley.


How to test a legacy colour palette for accessibility and persuade a corporation to adopt changes to it.

Palette matrix of foreground and background colour combinations.
Palette matrix of foreground and background colour combinations.

Colin Shanley

Colin has been solving problems and designing applications for more than 30 years. His designs touch our lives every day.

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