Solving Interaction and Design for All: Tackling UX Challenges With Accessibility InsightsBy Walser, Kate; UX - User Experience, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 26-27
Publication Date: 2nd Quarter 2010
Article offers advice to designers on creating websites that are accessible and usable to readers using assistive technology (AT) such as magnifiers and screen readers. Designers are advised to set aside the mouse in favor of the keyboard to gauge the accessibility of their site, as many forms of AT use the keyboard to navigate and extraneous labels, icons, and controls become obstacles for these users who navigate sequentially. In an effectively organized website, users should be able to answer the following questions: (1) What is important for me to see or know on this screen? (2) Do I have the information I need to pick the right item? (3) Is this important for my task? and (4) Has anything changed since the last time I was here?
Published by: Usability Professionals' Association (Website:http://www.usabilityprofessionals.org)