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Put a pair of glasses on it


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Siteimprove - Put a pair of glasses on it

Siteimprove Customer Workshop June 2013

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Put a pair of glasses on it

  1. 1. Put a pair of glasses on it! Accessibility and Me... 06-06-2013 1
  2. 2. Me... • Reduced visual acuity from 20/60 to 20/400 • Nystagmus - involuntary back-andforth movement of the eyes • Astigmatism • Strabismus - crossed eyes or "lazy" eye • Sensitivity to bright light and glare • 2D vision / monocular vision 06-06-2013 2
  3. 3. Making Assumptions... 06-06-2013 3
  4. 4. Making Assumptions... • We all make assumptions and there is nothing wrong with that. • However, we are only as good as our tools… (experiences and knowledge) • Bryn! she’s Dyslexic, not blind! 06-06-2013 4
  5. 5. Personal Preference Does this work…? Does this work…? Does this work…? Does this work…? How about this…? How about this…? How about this…? How about this…? This looks good… This looks good… This looks good… This looks good… That’s more like it! 06-06-2013 5
  6. 6. Assistive Technology Standard 06-06-2013 Images Disabled 6
  7. 7. Assumptions about Me! 06-06-2013 7
  8. 8. Why don’t you wear glasses??? 06-06-2013 8
  9. 9. Website Accessibility is not about putting a pair of glasses on it… 06-06-2013 9
  10. 10. Glasses, the quick fix! Glasses do not make content ‘easier’ to read, they just make it bigger. • Dyslexia, text in images and word patterns. Glasses do not make navigation more intuitive / navigable… • The visually impaired and the Blind remember where things are and when things are not in their place they struggle. Glasses do not adjust contrast levels • Light blue on dark blue, colour blindness, etc. 06-06-2013 10
  11. 11. There is way more to Accessibility than glasses… • Glasses are great for certain things but they are only useful for correcting one condition at a time. • If you like me have more than one condition or a condition that is not correctable by glasses, what are you meant to do? 06-06-2013 11
  12. 12. Web Accessibility is about understanding your users in order to… • Create and Present, clear, content that is relevant and equally accessible to all. • Create fluid, responsive designs that make sense and can adjust to different situations, devices, screen resolutions, etc. 06-06-2013 12
  13. 13. Personal Accessibility Top Tips • A fluid consistent design that I can zoom in and out to. • Clear fonts, no image fonts, or text in images. • High contrast text. • Bite size blocks of text. 06-06-2013 13
  14. 14. Web Accessibility is about creating a roadmap that we can all understand and use to get to where we want to go. 06-06-2013 14