Thoughts 2: Accessibility Is Not A Checklist

“The principle behind all design is human dignity.”
~ Richard Buchanan, Keynote presentation at Interaction ’11

After last week’s presentations in class, I’d like to share a great video to supplement Quincy and my presentation on Accessibility:

Learn more about Jimmy Chandler: http://www.ixda.org/resources/jimmy-chandler-accessibility-not-checklist

In this video, Jimmy Chandler discusses accessibility problems and solutions in a fun and interesting way. He brings up concepts we’ve discussed in class, but also provides 10 quick tips on how to improve your product’s accessibility. Chandler even suggests a solution for the mean-error-message issue on forms that the class discussed last week. He really does put things into perspective, and his talk is pretty inspiring while still being entertaining, so I would be sure to check it out.

Personally, I find accessibility very important. My interest stems from my grandmother living with my family for most of my life, and I really can’t imagine her not being able to do something. She’s the most talkative and friendly person I’ve ever met; everyone (including guests) at the new health care center she stays at knows her by name. She’s also the reason I wanted to focus my thesis on the elderly.

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6 thoughts on “Thoughts 2: Accessibility Is Not A Checklist

  1. Pingback: To supplement my class presentation on Accessibility last week: Check it out! #A11Y #UxD #IxD | UXWeb.info

  2. I can’t wait to see it. Also, I hope in the future you’ll embed the video right here in your blog post. The post provides strong (and yummy) information scent, but still, why make people go through one extra click? 🙂

    • Good point. I went ahead and added the video to the post, however, I still suggest users go through the link to learn more about Jimmy Chandler. Plus, ixda.org is a great site to check out.

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