Designing for users with physical or motor disabilities

Make large clickable actions

Don't demand precision

Buttons with a small hit area can be frustrating for motor disability users who may not be able to control a mouse or keyboard very well.

Give form fields space

Don't bunch interactions together

Having lots of actions near each other increases the risk of a user taking the wrong action by mistake.

Design for keyboard or speech only use

Don't make dynamic content that requires a lot of mouse movement

Some motor disability users may not use a mouse or may use an assistive technology that functions like the tab key on a keyboard. Make sure all your content is accessible by keyboard only.

Design with mobile and touchscreen in mind

Don't have short time out windows

Using a computer can be tiring for motor disability users and they may need to take frequent breaks. A short time-out period means they will probably have to start again after taking a break.

Provide shortcuts

Don't tire users with lots of typing and scrolling

It can be difficult for users who find controlling a computer hard to keep their place on long pages and form fields.