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AccessAbility talk ux

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Slides for the AccessAbility talk at TalkUX by @EChesters and @BeckyTopps

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AccessAbility talk ux

  1. 1. ACCESSABILITY access a wider audience, make your digital voice heard Rebecca Topps and Elizabeth Chesters
  2. 2. MISCONCEPTION: Web accessibility is about disabilities TRUTH: Web accessibility is about making something that can be used by as many people as possible
  3. 3. WHAT IS ACCESSIBILITY? The ease of access for users regardless of their... DISABILITY CULTURE ENVIRONMENT
  4. 4. HOW DOES IT AFFECT PEOPLE?
  5. 5. Memory Problem solving Attention Reading and verbal comprehension Math comprehension Visual comprehension
  6. 6. Traditions Names Language Location Measurements Dates
  7. 7. WHAT DOES ACCESSIBILITY MEAN TO PEOPLE?
  8. 8. INDEPENDENCE
  9. 9. EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
  10. 10. EMPOWERMENT
  11. 11. HOW DOES INACCESSIBILITY PREVENT PEOPLE ACHIEVING THEIR GOALS?
  12. 12. CLUTTER
  13. 13. TEXT DIFFICULT TO READ
  14. 14. Text which is difficult to read
  15. 15. DIFFICULT TO PROCESS A LOT OF INFORMATION
  16. 16. TRANSLATING IN BROWSER
  17. 17. HOW CAN ACCESSIBILITY BE A KEY FOCUS IN MY PROJECT?
  18. 18. RECRUIT DIVERSE PEOPLE
  19. 19. USER TESTING
  20. 20. CHLOE TOPPS Chloe is 10 years old and currently at primary school. Likes to play Minecraft and other online games on her laptop. She has learning difficulties which can affect her at school and when using a website. Problem-solving: Frustration when problems occur on a website and she doesn’t know how to resolve them. For example, form errors which don’t clearly show where the error is and how to deal with it. Reading and understanding: Struggles to understand some sarcasm, metaphors and slang Has a problem completing some captcha forms
  21. 21. LEONARDO MANUEL MADEIRA PEREIRA Language - speaks Portuguese, little French, German, Spanish and English Address - postcode doesn’t have letters Name - has two surnames, they are not double- barreled
  22. 22. HIGH COLOUR CONTRAST
  23. 23. CLEAR VISUAL HIERARCHY
  24. 24. CX Partners form cheat sheet - http://www.cxpartners.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/v1-Form-design- crib-sheet1.png PROVIDE IMMEDIATE & INFORMATIVE ERROR FEEDBACK
  25. 25. CAPTIONS
  26. 26. IMPROVE READABILITY
  27. 27. ARIA TAGS
  28. 28. HOW CAN WE DRIVE ACCESSIBILITY FORWARD?
  29. 29. FUTURE PLANS Accessibility meetups in Manchester Books about accessibility Online blog - AccessAbility Masters in Human Computer Interaction
  30. 30. GET YOUR TEAMS ON BOARD
  31. 31. GET YOUR CLIENTS ON BOARD 13% of the population are immigrants Only 13% of Europe speaks English as a first language 18% of Europe speak German natively Only 8% of Europe speak Spanish as their first language, and only 7% choose it as a second language Over 11 million people with a disability living in the UK which is around 20% of people of a working age Their spending power is in excess of £100bn About two million people are dyslexic 83% of disabled people will not return to a business that does not meet their access needs 2.2 million people have difficulty with memory, concentration or learning, of which about 1 million have a learning difficulty
  32. 32. CONTINUOUS MONITORING
  33. 33. THANKS FOR LISTENING! Rebecca Topps Twitter: @beckytopps Email: rebecca@toppsusability.co.uk Elizabeth Chesters Twitter: @EChesters Email: elizabeth.chesters@gmail.com ¡Gracias! Dakujem! Obrigada! Duo Xie! Mulțumesc! Shukria! Dankeschoen! Dank u!
  34. 34. RESOURCES Car Wash who hires people with autism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VULKzVZCso0&feature=youtu.be For a checklist to use when conducting user testing: http://www.uiaccess.com/accessucd/ut_checklist.html Colour Contrast Tool: http://www.paciellogroup.com/resources/contrastanalyser/

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