Jimmy Chandler has been working with clients and colleagues to create Web sites and applications with great user experiences for over 13 years. Active in the Washington, DC area UX community, Jimmy is a frequent attendee, volunteer, organizer, and speaker for Accessibility DC, IXDA DC, and other UX-related events.
I just came back from lunch at a fast food restaurant where they were heavily promoting how you can over 100 flavors of soft drinks now. They had 2 brand new Freestyle dispenser machines. The part I found fascinating: despite a large, interactive touch screen display and a *fairly* siimple task, the restaurant had not one, but two, assistants helping each and every person get a drink.
A client we are working with is coming up with a project with a lot of content presented in video, and they want to make sure that a mobile audience can see the videos as well. We're investigating the best way to present mobile to both a desktop and mobile audience but one of the concerns was how to offer an text-based alternative for those who need it.
I recently got a client to consider putting in an accessibility
statement to go with recent accessibility improvements (skip links,
better alt text, tab index on forms), and wanted to know if anyone
has good examples of Accessibility pages &/or statements.
Right now, there's a laundry list of items that I'm thinking of
including, but I wanted to see what others thought of these topics:
1) General statement :: why accessibility matters, what are we doing,
basics about HTML + CSS, Headings, alt text, color, links).
2) Text Sizing :: instructions on how to do it through different
Hello. I am about to begin designing a usability study on a government
website and evaluating the accessability of the site will be a big
component. I'm looking for advice on comparing data from the
visually disabled participants (using screen readers and magnifieers)
to participants with typical vision.