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At Medium, we’ve been working to improve our site’s accessibility so that it’s more usable for people with disabilities.

After performing an accessibility audit at the end of 2020, we’ve been tackling some of the most prevalent issues, with a focus on making navigation more accessible.

Below are a few…


Medium 101

Create an equitable experience for readers with visual impairments

Images are a big part of Medium’s writing and reading experience. Well-chosen images can pique a reader’s interest or provide additional context to your story.

An important but often overlooked part of adding an image is writing alt-text for the image. Alt-text, short for “alternative text,” provides textual description for…


How we increased our email capacity by 3.8x

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Introduction

The Medium digest is a daily email containing a personalized list of stories that’s scheduled to arrive between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. user’s local time. Timely delivery is important to us because we want our readers to start their days with the digest. Kind of like your morning newspaper!


Guide to finding the perfect jigsaw puzzle for you

Photo by Gabriel Crismariu on Unsplash

I’ve been doing more jigsaw puzzles this past year. They keep me away from my phone and computer and help me de-stress. I also love doing them with friends since we can all work on them together regardless of our backgrounds — everyone is capable of doing a puzzle!

As…


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Penny Shen

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