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User experience for the 100 percent - Paul Zimmerman

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Keynote from Intranet Now 2016. What does accessibility mean to you? Paul Zimmerman, COO at Invotra discusses the importance of making your intranet accessible to everyone

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User experience for the 100 percent - Paul Zimmerman

  1. 1. @Invotra @PaulZimmerman #IntranetNow User experience for the 100% Making your intranet accessible to everyone!
  2. 2. What does accessibility mean to you? @Invotra @PaulZimmerman #IntranetNow
  3. 3. Accessibility definition: “The quality or characteristic of something that makes it possible to approach, enter, or use” Usability definition: “The fact of something being easy to use, or the degree to which it is easy to use” @Invotra @PaulZimmerman #IntranetNow
  4. 4. Perceivable Operable Understandable Robust @Invotra @PaulZimmerman #IntranetNow
  5. 5. Compliance or compliments? @Invotra @PaulZimmerman #IntranetNow
  6. 6. AX Creating an “accessible experience” @Invotra @PaulZimmerman #IntranetNow
  7. 7. Put yourself in the shoes of your users @Invotra @PaulZimmerman #IntranetNow
  8. 8. Hear a recording of a screen reader at average speed: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5_cdTYp5wZoY2U1elIzUjNGOGc/view?usp=sharing Hear a recording of a screen reader at the top speed. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5_cdTYp5wZoVTl4MS1wSTRRMzQ/view?usp=sharing
  9. 9. How many words does it take to hear a page? @Invotra @PaulZimmerman #IntranetNow
  10. 10. Ask your users to demonstrate it to you. @Invotra @PaulZimmerman #IntranetNow
  11. 11. Whose responsibility is it anyway? @Invotra @PaulZimmerman #IntranetNow
  12. 12. You can make your content better. @Invotra @PaulZimmerman #IntranetNow
  13. 13. Content is king @Invotra @PaulZimmerman #IntranetNow
  14. 14. Context is queen @Invotra @PaulZimmerman #IntranetNow
  15. 15. Because of his role as the Commander in Chief of American forces in the Revolutionary War, and, later, the first President of the United States, George Washington is often called the "Father of his Country". Source: WebAim Alt Text help http://webaim.org/techniques/alttext/ @Invotra @PaulZimmerman #IntranetNow
  16. 16. Because of his role as the Commander in Chief of American forces in the Revolutionary War, and, later, the first President of the United States, George Washington is often called the "Father of his Country". A. "Image of George Washington" B. "George Washington, the first president of the United States" C. An empty alt attribute (alt="") D."George Washington" @Invotra @PaulZimmerman #IntranetNow
  17. 17. A. "Image of George Washington" B. "George Washington, the first president of the United States" C. An empty alt attribute (alt="") will suffice. D."George Washington" Because of his role as the Commander in Chief of American forces in the Revolutionary War, and, later, the first President of the United States, George Washington is often called the "Father of his Country". @Invotra @PaulZimmerman #IntranetNow
  18. 18. @Invotra @PaulZimmerman #IntranetNow
  19. 19. What’s the experience for your colleagues? @Invotra @PaulZimmerman #IntranetNow
  20. 20. Use some tools to tell you things: 1. Evaluate page-by-page? Use ‘WAVE’ 1. Evaluate your site + many more tools? See the W3 community (https://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/tools/) 1. Check your design (http://webaim.org/resources/contrastchecker/) @Invotra @PaulZimmerman #IntranetNow
  21. 21. Style over Substance? @Invotra @PaulZimmerman #IntranetNow
  22. 22. Accessibility is for everyone @Invotra @PaulZimmerman #IntranetNow
  23. 23. What else can you do? 1. Unplug your mouse, only use your keyboard 2. Try navigating using the arrow keys 3. Disable all styles to see the path of the screen reader (screen readers care about html) 4. Try it wearing boxing gloves or swimming goggles (thanks @SimonThompson) 5. Try it after a glass of wine (thanks @lisariemers) 6. Ask your provider awkward questions! @Invotra @PaulZimmerman #IntranetNow
  24. 24. So what are WE doing? @Invotra @PaulZimmerman #IntranetNow
  25. 25. Want to know more? @Invotra @PaulZimmerman #IntranetNow
  26. 26. @Invotra @PaulZimmerman #IntranetNow User experience for the 100% Making your intranet accessible to everyone! paul.zimmerman@invotra.com

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