eBay’s newly open-sourced software, Embody, was constructed to make accessibility annotation simple, easy, and easy, to make sure that accessibility is a core a part of the design expertise, somewhat than one thing crammed in later.
The plugin was developed by members of the accessibility and design groups at eBay and is launched for public use on Figma.
The plugin may help an app designer choose a body for annotations, after which current a listing of steps to make sure that the design meets accessibility requirements. For example, Embody will create a listing of photographs utilized in a mockup. The designer can mark a picture as informative, and the plugin will immediate them to incorporate alt textual content, which permits display screen readers to explain the picture.
There are additionally many additions to the plugin. One in all them makes a replica of the design with textual content enlarged to 200%, so the designer can simply see the place textual content might overflow, or the place the design might break, which reveals how the app would possibly look for many who enlarge textual content on their units.
Different additions embrace functionalities for shade distinction accessibility checks, strategies for creating commonly-used layers and frames inside the Figma doc, and utility features for working with Figma frames and strings.
Extra particulars on the venture can be found right here.