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Design System Basics

What do design systems have to do with accessibility?

If your organization has a design system, and the components of that system are accessible (including documentation on how to use them accessibly) then your designers and engineers don’t have to redo the work to make things accessible over and over again.

In other words, a good accessible design system systemically lowers accessibility risk.

What is a design system?

I’ll write this at some point but for now, go google it.

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Parts of a design system

This is a list of resources for now.

Hazards and Benefits, Steps and Everything Else

Taking your design system public

Additional Resources