Accessibility & Usability on the Web

Accessibility & Usability on the Web

The ‘What’, ‘How’ and ‘Why’ of basic accessibility for websites.

Delivered for a class seminar as part of the coursework for my Bachelor of Software Engineering degree at Monash University.

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Prateek Rungta

May 12, 2009
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  1. 12 May 2009 Prateek Rungta Accessibility & Usability On the

    Web
  2. ACCESSIBILITY What 2

  3. adjective ac!ces!si!ble •able to be reached or entered •easily understood

    •able to be easily used •able to be reached or entered by disabled people
  4. flickr.com/photos/mediaspecialist/2300528007/

  5. ACCESSIBILITY How 5

  6. Make it reachable 6

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  9. - Keyboard navigation - Usable without scripts, applets etc.

  10. Make it understandable 10

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  15. - Simple Copy - Clean Design - Language / Regional

    Localisation
  16. Make it usable 16

  17. adjective us!a!ble able or fit to be used

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  25. - Zoom-able layouts - Text alternatives for non-decorative media -

    Support impaired users - Hearing - Visual - Movement
  26. ACCESSIBILITY Why 25

  27. - Required by Law - For the Users 26 -

    Engineering Ethics - No Discrimination
  28. ACCESSIBILITY Benefits 27

  29. - Happy Users - Happy Search Engines

  30. “I'm wearing pants I hate today but they were clean

    and easily accessible. is is how people end up married to the wrong person. @MsNovember 31 March 2009
  31. Prateek Rungta Thank you.

  32. - alistapart.com/topics/userscience/accessibility/ - northtemple.com/2009/03/24/accessibility-to- the-face - w3.org/TR/WCAG20/ - diveintoaccessibility.org/