How Can Beauty Websites Be More Accessible for Low Vision People?

Are beauty websites accessible for people with sight loss? 

Greetings Listeners!

Thursday 21st of May 2020 marks Global Accessibility Awareness Day #GAAD

In todays episode Emily and Laura tackle the topic of whether online beauty industry is accessible to people with visual impairments and other print disabilities.

Things They Discuss

  • VoiceOver Accessibility: How accessible are websites when you use a screen reader?
  • Shade Descriptions: Do brands give enough information on shades and colours?
  • Visual Accessibility: How user friendly is a website visually for people with limited eyesight, colour blindness or other print disabilities?
  • Tutorials: Do brands make it easy for people with limited vision to follow and understand different makeup techniques?
  • Social Media: Do brands make full use of their social media to make it as accessible as possible?


Who’s In This Episode…

Emily Davison: Emily Davison, cofounder of Fashionability and cohost. She is also founder of Fashioneyesta an online blog that discusses disability awareness and lifestyle. She is also a journalist, disability advocate and content creator. She has lives with a visual impairment due to a condition called Septo Optic Dysplasia.

Laura Legendary: Laura Legendary, cofounder of Fashionability and cohost. She is the sole owner of Elegant Insights Braille Creations: a braille jewellery design company. She is also an avid disability advocate, speaker and advocate of accessible technology. She is totally blind due to an eye condition known as Retinitis Pigmentosa.