January 14
The DesignHammer redesign of the Divers Alert Network website was recognized with a Silver Award in the latest w3 Awards competition.
November 11
November 11th is Usability Day, also known as "Make Things Easier Day", which begs the question: are we actually making things easier for people with disabilities? Recent surveys suggest no, not necessarily. Despite the best intentions of user experience designers and software developers, we are failing in our efforts to make software both accessible and usable for all.
November 12
Today is World Usability Day, an annual reminder to “promote the values of usability, usability engineering, user-centered design, universal usability, and every user's responsibility to ask for things that work better.” This year’s theme is Human-Centered AI, and hopefully not the murder-death-kill machine variety of Artificial Intelligence.
August 27
The Nielson Norman Group continues to see significant usability problems with PDFs used as website content. Don’t frustrate your users and just say No to PDFs.
July 13
As someone who has been working on digital accessibility for over twenty years, it was great to see a blog post from AIGA, The Professional Association for Design, on not only the importance of designing for accessibility, but doing so from the start of a project, as well as in collaboration with disabled users.
July 06
The Last of Us Part II is getting press as the most accessible video game ever. Naughty Dog's (the developers) takeaways from the process of making an accessible video game are also relevant to website accessibility.