Image language

From Cognitive Accessibility Task Force

The Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task Force needs help creating images for an upcoming publication that has an international audience. The images will show readers how website designs can improve access to websites. We need two images for each design concept used in our document.

  • Image 1: a mockup of a website that makes it difficult to use because it does not follow the design concept.
  • Image 2: a mockup of a website that is easier to use because it follows the design concept.

In the Making Content Usable document design concepts are called Objectives.

All images are to be original, and if selected, become property of the W3C. There will be no compensation provided. Artists whose work is selected will be included in the contributors list.

Technical Information

File types: SVG (vector format) preferred.

File should be 1600 px wide.

Please create images with the understanding that some of our readers may:

  • Magnify the image to better view the details.
  • View them on different size screens/devices.
  • Have difficulty perceiving color. They will either view the images as published, or they may use software to change the color schemes. Understanding the images cannot depend on the perception of color.
  • Only use the alternative text for the image. Please design images that have a clear purpose. This will make it easier for authors to write the alternative text, and for individuals with cognitive disabilities to understand how it is related to its context.

Ready to Help?

If you would like to submit an image for consideration:

  1. Contact John Kirkwood ( and Jennie Delisi ( for more information.
  2. We will send you the list of objectives, and links to examples of sites that meet or do not meet these objectives.
  3. Select one or more objectives, and create your designs.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 13th, 2020.

A committee will review the submissions and select images for publication. The week of November 23, 2020 the committee will send acceptance emails.