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Writing Accessible Patterns for the Blind and Print Challenged

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This 45 minute recording is of a live zoom masterclass on Writing Accessible Patterns for the Blind and Print Challenged presented on July 28, 2020 by Renee Van Hoy. The class covers all aspects of writing accessible patterns and includes extensive written materials. The written materials include a checklist for Best Practices for Writing Accessible Patterns for the Print Challenged and a checklist for Best Practices for Writing Patterns for Screen Readers. Also discussed are charts, colorwork, and fonts. A number of examples are included in the written materials that accompany the video.

The class includes a free review of one of your accessible patterns by Renee as well as her email for any questions. Video link is included with the written materials.

Accessible patterns that you create will be added to the Accessible Patterns Index (accessiblepatternsindex.com), a volunteer run and donation supported index created by Renee Van Hoy and Nicky Jensen. Sales of this course support their efforts and help pay for the hosting of the index. 

Outline to video presentation:

1. Introduction
Who is the audience?
Why are accessible patterns important?
2. The minimum accessible pattern (Ravelry checklists)
3. Checklist of best practices for creating patterns for the print challenged
4. Checklist of best practices for creating patterns for screen readers
5. Spacing samples
6. All fonts are not the same
7. Writing accessible charts
8. Writing accessible colorwork
9. Examples of accessible patterns

Thank you for your support of the Accessible Patterns Index!
You will get a PDF (412KB) file

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