What is Section 508 ?• Section 508 is an amendment to theWorkforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973, signedinto law by President...
Why Accessible is important54 million Americans has a disability, that’s 10% of the population (2000 U.S. Census)• 10 mill...
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 n...
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             ...
Web Usability for SeniorDifference? Special Requirement?     Senior Web Usability Test by Nielsen Norman GroupResult: Yes!...
Why Usability is Lower forSeniors?• Designer - Young design for senior           - Design mental model(VMM)               ...
Why Usability is Lower forSeniors?• Designer - Young design for senior           - Design mental model(VMM)• Seniors   - P...
Best Practice 1/31 Physical Improvement• Readability – Font(>12pt), High contrast,  White space, short lines, consistent U...
Best Practice 2/32 Computer / Web experience• Language - simple , 8th grade level• Avoid using jargon, abbreviation• Forgg...
Best Practice 3/33 Older Computer Environment• Browser – support IE6, etc• Screen resolution –liquid layout• Connectivity ...
Resources“Making your website Senior Friendly Checklist ”  by National Institute on Aging (NIA)                           ...
Is NIA site Senior Friendly?Subpage of National Institute on Aging website                                                ...
Thank you !              19
Thank you !Questions?              20
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Web accessibility and section 508 guideline

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. Vision Impaired 3
  4. 4. Vision Impaired 4
  5. 5. Vision Impaired 5
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Where do Seniors go? 7
  8. 8. Where do Seniors go? 8
  9. 9. Web Usability for SeniorDifference? Special Requirement? 9
  10. 10. Web Usability for SeniorDifference? Special Requirement? Senior Web Usability Test by Nielsen Norman Group 10
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. Why Usability is Lower forSeniors?• Designer - Young design for senior - Design mental model(VMM) 12
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. Best Practice 3/33 Older Computer Environment• Browser – support IE6, etc• Screen resolution –liquid layout• Connectivity – compress file size 16
  17. 17. Resources“Making your website Senior Friendly Checklist ” by National Institute on Aging (NIA) 17
  18. 18. Is NIA site Senior Friendly?Subpage of National Institute on Aging website 18
  19. 19. Thank you ! 19
  20. 20. Thank you !Questions? 20

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