Tuesday, September 05, 2006

How People with Disabilities Use the Web
Working-Group Internal Draft, 5 May 2005

http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/PWD-Use-Web/#diff

Abraham Lincoln said "you can fool some of the people some of the time, but you cant fool all of the people all of the time"
For a designer; "you can please some of the people some of the time, but you can't please all of the people all of the time"

Some considerations to design are raised in the page above.
It is good to find this out before we establish techniques, if we are informed about our envirnment and how best to make it work for more people, then we can "Please more of the people more of the time"

Especially about colour blindness you can access more insight from
Walk – Don’t Walk
http://colblindor.whitesands.ch/2006/05/09/walk-dont-walk/

3 Comments:

Blogger Cameron said...

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10:34 AM  
Blogger Cameron said...

Good one! This is an issue I've been into for a while. Designing websites with accesibility in mind begins at the initial stages of coding. It's really not difficult to make your webiste accesible to people with disabilities. Anyone using modern, standards based methodogies is taking accesiblity on board from the very beginning. Structuring your X(HTML) semantically ie. using heading tags for headings, providing alt text for images, and using CSS for presentation will help make your site accesible to screen readers (screen readers read the text from your webpage out loud for people with poor or no eyesight).
Accesiblity is actually required by law in the U.S. Here in Australia there is government watchdog who people can complain to if they have trouble using a website.

10:41 AM  
Blogger miapixi said...

yes im into it to I've used lingo before for the blind people, and can be spoken in many different ages and tones by the computer its quite good as buttons i say

3:55 PM  

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