Preamble:Your previous design + usability + IA experience matters.Following the best practices do result in better products.Accessibility also resolves situational impairments.Not limited to mobile, universal truths.
Benefits:People already know how to use native controls.Makes it easier to work with assistive technologies.Universal Design Benefits:Allows users to use various input methods.Saves re-work time down the road.
Recommendation:Minimum is 4.5:1, I’d recommend 10/11:1 or as great as possible.Benefits:¼ of men are red:green colourblindUniversal Design Benefits:Use colours to reinforce brand, action controls, etc.Helps reduce glareDepending on the screen type, extends life of a screen, etc.
Benefits:Helps people with TremorsHelps people with eye-hand coordination difficultiesHelps people with upper limb impairmentsSituational Impairment Benefits:Benefits people wearing glovesBenefits people carrying multiple bags and using their mobile
Benefits:Can help improve task effectivenessHelps customers with mobility impairments, RSI, etc.Helps customers with vision loss (blind, partially sighted)Universal Design Benefits:Helps reduce spread of infectious diseasesFacilitates multitasking, eyes-free hands-free use cases
Active Voice - Writing in the active voice means constructing sentences where the subject “acts”:Examples:The wedding planner is making all the reservations. (active)All the reservations will be made by the wedding planner. (passive)http://www.towson.edu/ows/activepass.htm
Reminder usability setups are artificial already, and likely nothing like the traditional lab environment
Best Practices in Accessible UX Design for Mobile
uxWaterloo P2P Series
December 10, 2013
Greg Fields, BlackBerry
• About Greg
• About Accessibility at BlackBerry
• Top 10 Best Practices
• Married (Heather), 1 son (Treye)
• Product Management @ BlackBerry
• Accessibility ‘Expert’
• Care sincerely about great user
Accessibility at BlackBerry
• Team initiated in 2003.
• Distributed, yet Accessibility focused.
• Active participants internally within the
company, and externally within the