User testing observations with disabled mobile users

Below are a handful of observations from user testing on mobile websites and applications I’ve seen recently. All users had some form of disability including people with limited mobility, sight impairments, cognitive impairments  dyslexia or hearing loss. Testing was carried out using Android or iOS with blind users accessing using the TalkBack or VoiceOver screen readers respectively.… Continue Reading User testing observations with disabled mobile users

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Accessing the mobile web: myth or reality?

BECTA, a UK government agency focusing on the use of technology throughout learning, recently invited me to contribute and article on mobile accessibility. While demand for the mobile web is growing, mobile web content is yet to mature, with many problems of usability and accessibility that are reminiscent of desktop web content ten years ago.… Continue Reading Accessing the mobile web: myth or reality?

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Browing tips: zooming and removing horizontal scrolling using Opera

Last week I spent some time with my boyfriend’s Mum, Patricia, who really struggles with scrolling and empty space on web pages. The two things combined conspire against her making it a real effort to get to the link she wants. She’s mostly a Facebook user which is confusing at the best of times but… Continue Reading Browing tips: zooming and removing horizontal scrolling using Opera

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