Byron Buckley

Front-end Developer

Designing for Down Syndrome



Tasked with researching and designing a Budgeting application for a underserved user group, I selected individuals with Down syndrome.

Down syndrome (DS) is a disorder that manifests itself in disabilities that affect all three major types of capabilities (cognitive, motor, and perceptual).

From my research I was able to glean a set of tenets to guide interface design for this audience. This includes:

My findings and resulting prototype are available below.


*This demo could benefit from my later lessons in accessible interface development.