If you have a disability, are a mobile user and have 5 minutes to spare please take a moment to fill out this online survey on mobile accessibility hosted on the The Paciello Group (TPG) site.
The data gathered will be a useful insight into mobile usage and help us inform mobile accessibility strategy and development.
Obviously the more people filling it in the better to please pass this on to any other mailing lists, blogs or lists you might feel appropriate.
Big thank you to TPG and Kevin Chao for kick starting this.
Update February 1st, 2013
The preliminary results are in and available on the TPG website. It looks like more analysis is to come but I’d say there are few surprises.
I first got to know Kim Patch when we worked together on the W3C User Agent Accessibility Working Group. As a resident of the Web since it’s inception and a long term voice input / non mouse user I was always fascinated to hear what she had to say about making web content, and how a browser interprets that content, accessible.
In this chat Kim discusses barriers of access and highlights what we as web designers and developers should be thinking about when building websites and apps for people who may not use a mouse.Continue Reading Hands free browsing – an interview with Kim Patch
I was honoured to be invited to keynote at Mobile Monday London on inclusive and accessible design. It’s a topic that needs more air time within the mobile community so it was great to share a few thoughts and pieces of research.
I was sad not to be there in person and have to give a huge thanks Kath Moonan and Nisha Valand who moved heaven and earth so I could Skype in last minute as my daughter was poorly. Thanks also to Mobile Monday, Vodafone, Jo Rabin and everyone who attended and put up with a small interruption from my daughter…
Below is a copy of my slides, and if you’re looking for something more meaty check out my Mobile Accessibility slides presented from CSUN 2012. Any questions please get in touch (henny at iheni dot com).
Last week I presented at CSUN 12 on Mobile Accessibility and Does Accessibility have to be perfect. The wonderful Joe Dolson did an amazing job capturing the panel discussion from Does Accessibility Have to be perfect and below is my mobile presentation.
Continue Reading Mobile accessibility presentation at CSUN 2012
Following on from my article accessibility for project managers for Spotless Interactive the next in the series looks at accessibility for information architects. These form just two articles in a series that I’m writing in the coming months. Next up: accessibility for designers.
Blind man: Could you guide me to the checkout? Sighted guy: It's over there, Blind guy thinks to himeself: I bet he's pointing. He is.
The original image is from Bunnyfoot.
Last night I was lucky enough to have a slot speaking at the uber wonderful Accessibility Summit put on by Christopher Schmitt, Ari Stiles and Environments for Humans. Long time Twitter friend and online colleague Deborah Edwards-Onorio (@redcrew) took the time to capture some of what I presented along with a few pictures and Tweets that really succinctly summarised what I said.
So this is me being very lazy and pointing you at Deborah’s write up of integrating accessibility across devices and saying a huge thank you to Deborah!