Angela M. Hooker
Today’s slides at https://noti.st/accessforall
• Steve Krug: Rocket Surgery Made Easy, sensible.com
• Carol Smith: Negotiate for the User
• Accessibility, inclusive design, and universal design—which is right
• Inclusive design (PDF)
• Universal design
• Continue your organization’s inclusive design journey with other types
of inexpensive usability testing:
• Hallway tests
• Paper prototypes
• The WebAIM Million
• Visual Impairment and Blindness, statistics from the World Health
People you’ll need for your enlightenment session
• The people responsible for your digital experience/product—they will
• Usability testing participants (see the reference slide entitled
• Facilitator for the debriefing session – they will lead the debriefing
discussion and record the top issues the observers find.
• If you need help with a quick accessibility demo: People to do simple
accessibility tests. You may have them record/video their experience
and submit to you to share during the debriefing session.
• If you host in-person tests, people to escort participants to your
testing room. This is especially important if you host disabled people.
• Laptops, mobile phones, tablets, web cams—and ask participants to
bring their own devices, especially if they use assistive technologies.
• Webinar software, such as Microsoft Teams or Zoom, to record the
sessions and to allow remote participants
• Ask testing participants to use a secondary camera, along with
their device camera, to capture all angles during their test
• Nielsen Norman Group has info about how many participants you’ll
need for various testing.
• If you have difficulty finding people, particularly people with
disabilities, for participants:
• Ask your followers on Twitter, Facebook, and other social
• If you can’t host either an in-person or a virtual session, use a
survey tool to ask questions and record answers.
• Knowbility and Access Works have a database of participants who
can test your projects.
• Compensate your participants. People expect disabled people to
do things for free, but that’s not fair to them. We must pay other
consultants for their time, so please do the same for your
participants. Resource: Guidelines for Paying UX Research
• "Exploring the world" by Tatters is licensed under CC BY 2.0.
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• "Cat computing" by RubyJi is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.
• "Device Love" by lukew is licensed under CC BY 2.0.
• "Ouch" by wonderferret: License for Ouch.
• "Walking Away" by Phil Roeder is licensed under CC BY 2.0.
• "Hierarchy for Motivating Accessibility Change", by WebAIM.
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