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Resources

Links to Graphic Design Resources that may help you with your next design project or to communicate with a designer. A graphic designer can help you put these resources to best use.

Additionally, there are Web Accessibility Resources to improve your website code and help you perform some easy tests on your site content.

Graphic Design Resources

Fonts

Free Fonts

If you're on a budget, Google Fonts has a free font library. Check the license as not all may be available for commercial use.

In general, the selection is much more limited than commercial font libraries and some fonts may be missing styles like bold, italic, or black. When designing with free fonts, altering them in a vector editing program can help make them look more unique.

Commercial Fonts

There are many commercial font websites available. I recommend You Work For Them which has a good selection of fonts from independent type foundries.

The fonts are available at a range of prices that often go on sale. There are licenses available for desktop, web, and other uses so you can pick the one which suits your application the most. These licenses use a buy-once model instead of a subscription based model.

Image Libraries

Photography

Photography you can use for personal or commercial use is available on Unsplash or Pexels.

Vector Images

Some photography and free vector images (though often in raster format and requires editing to truly be vector) is available from Pixabay.

Web Accessibility Resources

Accessibility Guides

WebAIM is a great website to get started with learning about web and document accessibility, including marking up Word, PDF, or presentation documents.

The WCAG 2.1 Understanding Docs provide detailed documents with examples of passing and failing WCAG criteria, often using real world cases.

ARIA (mdn web docs) This site provides an overview of ARIA (Accessibility Rich Internet Applications) and provides links to additional resources.

ARIA Authoring Practices Guide (APG) (W3C) Provides examples of web widgets that may use ARIA with an explanation and examples of how to code them.

Better Web Browsing: Tips for Customising Your Computer (Web Accessibility Initiative) Information, tools, and guides to alter your web browsing experience.

Accessibility Tools

Evaluating Web Accessibility Overview (Web Accessibility Initiative) Links to resources to help evaluate web accessibility.

Contrast Checker (WebAIM) will allow you to colour pick a foreground and background colour then will report whether it passes WCAG AA or WCAG AAA criterion for normal, large, or graphical user interface (GUI) text.

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