The good folks at Sparkbox ran a survey on design systems. Here are the results, presented in a flagrantly anti-Tufte manner.
Friday, August 9th, 2019
Monday, November 14th, 2016
The Government Digital Service have published the results of their assistive technology survey, which makes a nice companion piece to Heydon’s survey. It’s worth noting that the most common assistive technology isn’t screen readers; it’s screen magnifiers. See also this Guardian article on the prevalence of partial blindness:
Of all those registered blind or partially sighted, 93% retain some useful vision – often enough to read a book or watch a film. But this can lead to misunderstanding and confusion
Sunday, September 25th, 2016
Heydon asked screen readers some questions about their everyday interactions with websites. The answers quite revealing: if you’re using headings and forms correctly, you’re already making life a lot easier for them.
Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
Results of a survey of over 1000 people working on the web. It’s beautifully put together and the overall trajectory regarding responsive design looks pretty positive to me.
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
Turns out that Brian LeRoux and I gave the same answer to this question:
I think I just saved you a click.
Thursday, August 30th, 2012
The cloud is not only a lie, it’s a lie that everyone pretends to understand.
When asked what “the cloud” is, a majority responded it’s either an actual cloud (specifically a “fluffy white thing”), the sky or something related to the weather (29 percent).
Tuesday, May 4th, 2010
The wonderfully detailed analysis of a colour questionnaire.
Friday, October 30th, 2009
The results of the second screen reader survey from WebAIM are, once again, required reading.
Sunday, March 29th, 2009
This list of screenreader survey results is required reading. Conclusion: "there is no typical screen reader user."