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  • What is Section 508 ?• Section 508 is an amendment to theWorkforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973, signedinto law by President Clinton in 1998.• Section 508 requires that informationtechnology that is developed by or purchasedby the Federal Agencies be Accessible bypeople with disabilities. 1
  • Why Accessible is important54 million Americans has a disability, that’s 10% of the population (2000 U.S. Census)• 10 million Americans are Vision impaired• 20 million Americans are Hearing impaired 2
  • Vision Impaired 3
  • Vision Impaired 4
  • Vision Impaired 5
  • How do they surf Web• Can not see the Screen• Can not use the Mouse or Pointer system• Can not use Keyboard• Can not hear the Audio 6
  • Where do Seniors go? 7
  • Where do Seniors go? 8
  • Web Usability for SeniorDifference? Special Requirement? 9
  • Web Usability for SeniorDifference? Special Requirement? Senior Web Usability Test by Nielsen Norman Group 10
  • Web Usability for SeniorDifference? Special Requirement? Senior Web Usability Test by Nielsen Norman GroupResult: Yes! Current websites are Twice as hardto use for seniors as for non-seniors 11
  • Why Usability is Lower forSeniors?• Designer - Young design for senior - Design mental model(VMM) 12
  • Why Usability is Lower forSeniors?• Designer - Young design for senior - Design mental model(VMM)• Seniors - Physical changes (vision, motor control, memory) - Computer/Web experience - Older hardware and software (resolution, browser, network) 13
  • Best Practice 1/31 Physical Improvement• Readability – Font(>12pt), High contrast, White space, short lines, consistent UI• Motor Control – Large Links, Button, Menu, standard Scrolling (<2 screen)• Memory – Navigation, Breadcrumb, Site map 14
  • Best Practice 2/32 Computer / Web experience• Language - simple , 8th grade level• Avoid using jargon, abbreviation• Forggiving design - error,cancel,back• Help & Contact number 15
  • Best Practice 3/33 Older Computer Environment• Browser – support IE6, etc• Screen resolution –liquid layout• Connectivity – compress file size 16
  • Resources“Making your website Senior Friendly Checklist ” by National Institute on Aging (NIA) 17
  • Is NIA site Senior Friendly?Subpage of National Institute on Aging website 18
  • Thank you ! 19
  • Thank you !Questions? 20