1 May 2011 - 3:44pm
Yohan Creemers

Jimmy Chandler: Accessibility is Not a Checklist

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.

12 Mar 2011 - 8:11am
5 years ago
2 replies

Why Don't You Use Web Content Accessibility Guidelines; WCAG 2.0

I'm writing a paper on what is hindering the adoption of WCAG 2.0 and though I have a number of factors in mind already, I would like the document to be as comprehensive as possible.  

So I'm hoping maybe people here can give me further insights into the factors you think are hindering the adoption of WCAG 2.0.  

Thanks in Advance,

MSc HCI student at University of York - Adam Roethenbaugh.

4 Mar 2011 - 5:00pm
5 years ago
4 replies

New soft drink user experience

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. 


Call for papers BCS HCI 2011 Workshop: Supporting Collaboration Through Multimodal and Cross-modal Interfaces

Call for papers

BCS HCI 2011 Workshop: Supporting Collaboration Through Multimodal and Cross-modal Interfaces


Flex / Catalyst based RIA's, today

Hello Friends,

with the raising Adobe Catalyst, Flash-Builder, Design-Tools (PS, AI, FW etc..) round trip opportunity things might change a lot.

But there are still prejudices against using Flash based technology.

Opportunists refer most time to Jakob Nielsen  or nowadays Steve Jobs.

In the following I use Flash as synonym for Flex, Catalyst based RIAs.

6 May 2010 - 8:49am
5 years ago
7 replies
Marty DeAngelo

Closed Caption on Mobile Video?

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.

15 Dec 2009 - 11:44am
6 years ago
1 reply
Marty DeAngelo

Accessibility Pages/Statements

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

28 Oct 2009 - 11:37am
6 years ago
2 replies
Benjamin Davies

Success criteria for accessability testing

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.


15 Sep 2009 - 8:54am
6 years ago
4 replies
Jerome Covington

Section 508

Does anyone have suggestions on a way to prioritize steps in an audit
of a site for section 508?

Using web-based automated tools such as Cynthia Says as a starting off
point for further investigation is not an option as the URL is not
public facing yet.

What's an effective way to get started?

jeromecovington at

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