Dementia-friendly design: expert tips for inclusive websites

Date of webinar: 
18 May 2021 - 13:00

This FREE webinar took place on 18 May 2021

There are an estimated 850,000 people in the UK living with Dementia, which is a symptom of disease and injury that affects the brain. Commonly, people with dementia may find that they have memory loss, find it hard to concentrate, struggle with language and visual perception.

Each individual's experience will differ, but some simple design tips can help make it easier for people with dementia to access information.

Designing for dementia, tips for inclusive website design

Image shows a sketch of a website, hand-drawn, with different coloured blocksDesigning for dementia will make your website easier to use for others, too. For example, stroke survivors may also experience memory loss and cognitive impairments.

However, the bottom line is that all these tips will make for a better and more inclusive design for all visitors to your website.

What the FREE designing for dementia webinar covered

In the webinar AbilityNet Accessibility and Usability Consultant, Daniel Mclaughlan offered expert tips on

  • How to include people with dementia in the design process
  • How to structure the content for people with dementia
  • How to make navigation easier for people with dementia
  • How to minimise cognitive overload for people with dementia
  • How to make colour contrast work for people with dementia
  • How to write simply for people with dementia