Check if your designs are safe for people with photosensitive epilepsy to view

Check if your animated GIFs are safe for people with photosensitive epilepsy to view, from inside Figma

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Have a dynamic website with content that changes all the time?

What is photosensitive epilepsy? 🧠

Epilepsy is a neurological condition that affects about 1% of the population.

Around 5% of people with epilepsy are photosensitive, meaning that flashing lights and patterns might trigger seizures also.

Photosensitive epilepsy, like all types of epilepsy, affects millions and can be lethal

What might trigger a seizure on your website? 💥

There are three main triggers, Epilepsy UX checks two of them

1. General flashes ✅

2. Red flashes ✅

3. Patterns like stripes (Coming soon) ❌

How does it work?

See how the plugin works in this short video (00:20)

API for companies ⚙️

Have a dynamic website with content that changes all the time?

We got you covered. We are rolling out an easy-to-use API for companies (eg. social media platforms)

With this API, you can keep your users with photosensitive epilepsy safe, by allowing them to opt out of seeing GIFs and videos that may be harmful.

Send a message in the chatbox if you are interested.

Story behind the product 📕

I decided to build Epilepsy Blocker after reading articles about people having seizures online

It took me two months of all day - all night - coding. I had to read numerous guidelines and scientific papers

You can read more details about the story and the tech behind it in this Twitter thread

This is a free, spin-off product of Epilepsy Blocker, built to help UX Designers design safer websites.

Hope it helps!

made with 💜 by Alex