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Assitive Tech Presentation

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Assitive Tech Presentation

  1. 1. Presentation for Assistive Technologies and Universal Design WU JIAYI Department of Electronics and Computer Science January 2009
  2. 2. Overview 1. Evaluates the usability and accessibility of two softwares. 2. Evaluates the usability and accessibility of two websites 3. Assistive Technology description and analysis.
  3. 3. Usability Evaluation for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox Ten Usability Heuristic by Jakob Nielsen [1]  Visibility of system status  Match between system and the real world  User control and freedom  Consistency and standards  Error prevention  Recognition rather than recall  Flexibility and efficiency of use  Aesthetic and minimalist design  Help users recognize, diagnose, and recover from errors  Help and documentation
  4. 4. Fast Dial in Google Chrome
  5. 5. Bookmarking in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox 1. In Firefox, user can bookmark a page by simply dragging the tab of the page to the bookmark bar. 2. in Chrome, the quickest way to do so is to use keyboard shortcuts to bookmark it and select a folder to hold the bookmark
  6. 6. Accessibility for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox 1. Use the software accessibility checklist [2] from U.S. Department of Justice as evaluation guideline 2. Evaluation the keyboard access, screen elements, icons, sounds, displays, etc.
  7. 7. Problem with Google Chrome 1. Shortcuts 2. JavaScript, Image disable
  8. 8. Problem with Google Chrome High Contrast Mode (Left: Chrome, Right: Firefox)
  9. 9. Assistive Technologies Analysis  Left: Chrome Right: Firefox , these information are accessed by Active Accessibility Object Inspector.
  10. 10. Usability of Two Websites  BBC.co.uk and Timesonline.co.uk  Web Site Usability Checklist by Larisa Thomason [3]
  11. 11. Good Usability Features in BBC.co.uk  Web Portal
  12. 12. Good Usability Features in BBC.co.uk  “Explore the BBC” section in BBC.co.uk
  13. 13. Good Usability Features in Timesonline.co.uk  Headlines Position
  14. 14. Good Usability Features in Timesonline.co.uk  Popular Keywords  Popular Articles
  15. 15. Accessibility Evaluation of Two Websites  Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 1.0) [4]  Browser and OS Compatibility
  16. 16. Assistive Technologies Analysis  BBC.co.uk itself provides a lot of assistive supports  Timesonline.co.uk does not provides any assistive supports, relies on external tools.
  17. 17. Thank You!
  18. 18. References  1. Nielsen, J. Ten Usability Heuristics. 2005 [cited 2009 Jan 1st]; Available from: http://www.useit.com/papers/heuristic/heuristic_list.html.  2. Software Accessibility Checklist. [cited 2009 Jan 2nd]; Available from: http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/508/archive/oldsoftware.html.  3. Thomason, L. [cited 2009 Dec 3rd]; Available from: http://www.netmechanic.com/news/vol7/design_no4.htm.  Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. [cited 2009 Jan 1st]; Available from: http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/

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