The point of personas

23 Sep 2009 - 4:39am
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William Hudson
2009

I was at the Accessibility 2.0 conference in London yesterday and came
across some confusion over personas and accessibility. I've written a
short blog on the topic at http://www.syntagm.co.uk/design/blog/?p=89

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Comments

23 Sep 2009 - 5:27am
EugeniaOrtiz
2009

Thanks a lot :) I´m very amateur with personas, but I find them very
useful! There is a lot of people who is against personas because they
feel like that isn´t "real", and she/he won´t behave like a real
user.

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23 Sep 2009 - 9:47am
lkruger
2009

In my opinion, each persona should represent an audience group for the
website distinguishable by different sets of needs from your site. So,
for example, someone interested in volunteering has different needs
that someone looking for a news update. That being said, someone with
a disability isn't likely to have different needs than anyone else.
The way they access the information may be different, but their
ultimate needs should integrate with the other personas.
Accessibility should just be inherent in the design process.

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