This post will answer questions about accessibility and usability with project managers and decision makers in mind.
Many clients contemplating a website redesign ask us how we would create a user friendly website for them. The most obvious questions we ask in return are “who are your users” and “what do they want to do?” This leads us to the often underutilized field of website usability.
Last year I started thinking about the similarities between Usability, Accessibility, and SEO, and posted the first of what I hoped to be a series of articles on the subject. Since then, I assembled a talk, which I presented at BarCampRDU in 2009 and 2010 and am preparing to give at Internet Summit 2010 in Raleigh this week. This post will provide some additional resources as well as a copy of my slides.
Join us today, November 9th, in celebrating World Usability Day along with others around the world to ensure that the services and products important to life are easier to access and simpler to use. There will be dozens of events across the globe. We would like to share some of the most common problems we encounter, as well as some easy ways to make your website more usable.
We are headed north to Bethesda, MD this week for Drupal GovCon, one of the nation’s premier Drupal events. Formerly Drupal Gov Days and Capital Camp, the rechristened conference is again hosted by the National Institutes of Health, this year July 22–24.
In honor of World Usability Day (November 8th), usability is the theme of week's Reader's Corner! As society progresses and technology advances, social advocates and tech designers alike must ensure that the services and products important to life are easier to access and simpler to use.
DesignHammer representatives Kosta Harlan and Caroline Silver joined in the ProductCamp conversation, presenting on “Usability Testing as a Method for Ensuring Marketing Success.”
A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to guest lecture before the Web Design students at Wake Technical Community College on the similarities between Usability, Accessibility, and SEO, a topic I first addressed here in 2009. Since my initial blog post, I assembled a talk, which I presented at BarCampRDU, and at Internet Summit 2010 in Raleigh last November.
DesignHammer’s Managing Partner, David Minton, leads BarCamp discussion on “The Intersection of Usability, Accessibility, and SEO.”