ARTICLE SUMMARY: Emojis are used all over the place, on texts, emails, social media and even on some websites. There are emojis for just about everything under the sun, from the mood you’re in to what you’re presently doing. There is no shortage of them.
Emojis can be fun, unless your visually impaired, and then it can be a real problem.
But it doesn’t have to be.
“Accessibility vs emojis” by Camryn Manker looks at the use of emojis with people with impaired or no vision at all and the problems they can cause. But, there are solutions we need to be aware of, like
- Use emojis sparingly
- Don’t replace words
- Be careful about context
While emojis can be an effective way to communicate we need to remember that there are at least 2.2 billion people have a near or distance vision impairment that designers need to be mindful of, especially if your using them in your website.
We know that accessibility means more customers can “see” what you’re selling and that’s just good business.
When it comes to emojis we need to know how to use them in order to reach all our potential customers, and this article will help us do that.
Let us know what you think in the comments.