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Creating an Accessible Logo

This posterette provides guidelines to make universally designed logos.

R2D2 Center at UW-Milwaukee

Creating an Accessible Logo Posterette  (PDF File)

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Posted by: annjunker22 on Tue Nov 24, 2020 at 11:28 a.m.

This is good for print purposes. Additional information for responsive websites and native mobile apps would be useful, and also color contrast if multiple colors are next to each other.

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Posted by: A.Jensen15 on Sun Dec 20, 2020 at 4:54 p.m.

This document gave a through description of everything to keep in mind when creating an accessible logo. However, providing examples of good logos and the features that make it a good logo, and examples of a bad logo and the features that make it bad would be beneficial to the people who benefit more from visuals.

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Posted by: jatczaka on Wed Dec 23, 2020 at 4:52 p.m.

I think overall this is pretty useful but a little short compared to others. I think it could include something asking along the lines, "Do text and/or images contrast effectively that it can be easily seen?" (for people with visual impairments) and, "Is the logo clear and straight forward enough to be easily understood?" (for people with cognitive impairments). A good and bad example would also be helpful.

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Posted by: jamievacek on Mon Nov 22, 2021 at 2:31 p.m.

I agree with previous comments that this audit was quite brief, but it did contain important information and was easy to read/understand. Examples could have been used to explain further for a more visual representation.

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Posted by: RMaz on Tue Nov 23, 2021 at 4:48 p.m.

This gave a nice introduction to logo accessibility, but it would be nice to see a secondary document about logo use. My previous jobs had extra materials that came with the logo that included background colors to be avoided (to ensure contrast), fonts to be paired with, as well as RGB and Hex color codes. Having this information along with specific directions for use in print, web, and presentations made sure that the logo was used consistently as designed. It would be interesting to see the accessibility considerations for logo implementation and use.

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Posted by: JenniferM on Tue Nov 23, 2021 at 4:59 p.m.

I feel like this audit was concise and informative, but wish it had some examples to better understand what to look for. It’d be very helpful to see good and bad designs to know the difference. Some people may not be able to imagine what is being explained.

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