Integrating Accessibility Into The Design Process

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Integrating Accessibility Into The Design Process

  1. Integrating  accessibility into the  design process Web Directions South 2008 Ruth Ellison
  2. Who’s Ruth? Love food & photography (check out my flickr stream....) Work in Federal Government Embedded UX person  Consultant
  3. In the beginning...
  4. WCAG 1.0
  5. Disability Discrimination Act 1992
  6. 3 key themes for  today’s presentation
  7. 1. Consider accessibility  and usability right  from the start 2. Involve users  throughout the  process
  8. 3. Accessibility is  more than  checklists and  standards...
  9. Accessibility is about  people
  10. Meet Joe Tom By Randy Son Of Robert from http://www.flickr.com/photos/randysonofrobert/1802593660/ Available under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license
  11. Joe is blind
  12. The project manager  said, “I didn’t think  there was any disabled  people working here.”
  13. The developers were  under tight timeframes  and thought that they  could address the  accessibility stuff later ...
  14. The business team ...  didn’t know what to do
  15. Sounds familiar?
  16. How do we stop this  from happening again?
  17. Consider an integrated approach to accessibility and usability from the start
  18. Process of design: Conceptual phase Research Design Develop Iterate Test
  19. Research
  20. Build an understanding of: Users Business Technology
  21. Who are your users? Flip‐flops by Joe Shlabotnik from  http://www.flickr.com/photos/joeshlabotnik/305410323/ Available under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license
  22. What do they do?
  23. How do they do it?
  24. 40% of 2006‐2007  compensation claims  related to body  stressing injuries (ComCare ‐ Australian & ACT Government) Statistics from ComCare
  25. Business as a key stakeholder
  26. Understanding  technology and its  (accessibility)  constraints challenges
  27. Design
  28. Great design  balances the user’s  needs with the  business’ needs
  29. Collaborative design Source: http://flickr.com/photos/crimesagainstlogic/356567896/
  30. Context becomes very  important Source: http://lh3.ggpht.com/_Nmv1H‐BTFH8/SIQ‐X‐ Nfi1I/AAAAAAAABTI/utbRR4n61t8/375289560_54c21e7094_o.jpg
  31. Source: http://bp3.blogger.com/_hxJUY‐Ir6B4/RmciQ3ULYOI/AAAAAAAAATE/LkqdlKphNmA/s1600/California233.jpg
  32. Source: http://cdn‐img.thedailyplate.com/images/fitness/desk‐work‐office‐work.jpg
  33. Context and  accessibility Do all user interfaces need  to be accessible?
  34. Visual  relationships Funny Urinal Sign By Bukowsky18 from http://www.flickr.com/photos/24917549@N04/2500426586/ Available under a Creative Commons  Attribution‐Non Commercial‐Share Alike 2.0 Generic license
  35. Testing
  36. Sometimes  accessibility testing  almost feels like  rubber stamping
  37. 3 types of testing Automated testing Manual checks Testing with people
  38. You’re already familiar  with automated testing  and manual checks...
  39. Testing with  people... Reveals lots  of interesting  insights
  40. Integrated approach  to user testing usability &  accessibility at  the same time
  41. Things I learned about  user testing...
  42. Run automated testing checks first
  43. Recruiting users
  44. Write good scenarios
  45. Your place or mine?
  46. What’s expected
  47. Reporting the  results
  48. Word of warning... Be careful not to apply  results from one user  and one test across all  demographics
  49. Key messages to take away
  50. Build relationships and trust
  51. Communicate and  share knowledge
  52. Integrated approach to  accessibility and  usability right from the start
  53. Involve users right  from the beginning  and throughout the  design process
  54. Questions or need more info? Ruth Ellison Email: ruthe@stamfordinteractive.com.au Phone: 02 6280 7834 Mobile:  0423 763 314 @ruthellison @ruthellison Find us at www.stamfordinteractive.com.au See this presentation at www.slideshare.net/RuthEllison

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