A practical guide to Accessible
User Experience (AUX)
Léonie Watson
LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 1
WHAT IS AUX?
LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 2
Accessibility is UX magnified
• One person's challenge is another person's
barrier
LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 3
UX is accessibility everywhere
• Usability
• Creativity
• Technology
LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 4
WHERE DOES AUX HAPPEN?
LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 5
With the device
• Desktop or laptop
• Smartphone or tablet
• Hybrid
LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 6
With the OS
• Windows, OSX or Linux
• iOS, Android or Windows Phone
LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 7
With the browser
• Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer or Safari
LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 8
With assistive technology
• Screen readers
• Screen magnifiers
• Speech recognition tools
• Alternative input devices
LJWa...
With people
• We come in many different shapes and sizes,
with different capabilities
LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 10
CREATING AUX
LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 11
Content order for mouse
LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 12
Content order for keyboard
Content order for both
Consistent layout
LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 15
Consistent behaviour
LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 16
Helpful links
LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 17
Clear instructions
LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 18
Interaction control
LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 19
HOW IS AUX MEASURED?
LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 20
Accessibility guidelines
• Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0
• BBC Mobile Accessibility Guidelines
LJWatson.co.uk @...
Accessibility testing
• With disabled people from your target
audience
LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 22
WHERE DOES AUX BEGIN?
LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 23
With technology
• Platforms, tools and technologies influence
AUX
LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 24
With attitude
• Requirements, management and prioritisation
influence AUX
LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 25
With you
• AUX begins with the first step towards the
finished product
LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 26
WHERE WILL AUX BE IN THE
FUTURE?
LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 27
New devices
• Wearable tech
• Implanted tech
• Augmented reality
LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 28
New interactions
• Speech input
• Speech output
• Content manipulation
LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 29
THANK YOU
LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 30
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A look at Accessible User Experience (AUX), how it fits in, where it begins, and some practical tips for UX practitioners.

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A practical guide to Accessible User Experience (UXPA 2014)

  1. A practical guide to Accessible User Experience (AUX) Léonie Watson LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 1
  2. WHAT IS AUX? LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 2
  3. Accessibility is UX magnified • One person's challenge is another person's barrier LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 3
  4. UX is accessibility everywhere • Usability • Creativity • Technology LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 4
  5. WHERE DOES AUX HAPPEN? LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 5
  6. With the device • Desktop or laptop • Smartphone or tablet • Hybrid LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 6
  7. With the OS • Windows, OSX or Linux • iOS, Android or Windows Phone LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 7
  8. With the browser • Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer or Safari LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 8
  9. With assistive technology • Screen readers • Screen magnifiers • Speech recognition tools • Alternative input devices LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 9
  10. With people • We come in many different shapes and sizes, with different capabilities LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 10
  11. CREATING AUX LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 11
  12. Content order for mouse LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 12
  13. Content order for keyboard
  14. Content order for both
  15. Consistent layout LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 15
  16. Consistent behaviour LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 16
  17. Helpful links LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 17
  18. Clear instructions LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 18
  19. Interaction control LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 19
  20. HOW IS AUX MEASURED? LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 20
  21. Accessibility guidelines • Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 • BBC Mobile Accessibility Guidelines LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 21
  22. Accessibility testing • With disabled people from your target audience LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 22
  23. WHERE DOES AUX BEGIN? LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 23
  24. With technology • Platforms, tools and technologies influence AUX LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 24
  25. With attitude • Requirements, management and prioritisation influence AUX LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 25
  26. With you • AUX begins with the first step towards the finished product LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 26
  27. WHERE WILL AUX BE IN THE FUTURE? LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 27
  28. New devices • Wearable tech • Implanted tech • Augmented reality LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 28
  29. New interactions • Speech input • Speech output • Content manipulation LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 29
  30. THANK YOU LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 30

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