- Accessibility, Like a Rare Coin, Can Be Priceless
By T. Babins (Nov 30, 2016)
Go to Age & Ability
- "This is why accessibility continues to be such an important aspect of technology. It reduces barriers to the information everyone needs for school, work, and life."
- "And, because I can access such a vast array of information from the phone I hold in my hand, I make better decisions and am more independent and productive than ever before. I’m really no different than anyone else."
- Inclusive Web Design: Making Our Websites More Accessible
By Joe Turner (Dec 16, 2016)
Go to Business 2 Community
- "Our goals as website owners and creators is to make an experience that is as inclusive and accessible as possible."
- "The beauty of building inclusive websites is the benefits are much wider spread than you might first think."
- #NoMouse Challenge
Go to No Mouse Challenge
- "Step 1. Use the Web without a mouse"
- "Step 2. Learn more about accessible web design."
- "Step 3. Spread the Word!"
- UI earns No. 1 ranking in university website accessibility
by Nicole Dahya
Go to Iowa Now
- "If technology or websites aren’t accessible, my ability to do my job independently is compromised."
- "Certainly the culture has changed...The culture of being proactive about this is getting a lot better."
- Inaccessible websites dent business profits, as online shoppers ‘click away’
By Tristan Parker (Dec 21, 2016)
Go to E-Access Bulletin LIVE
- "In fact, the survey found that over 80% of online shoppers with access needs will choose to spend their money on websites with the fewest barriers in place for them, as opposed to the cheapest."
- "The five most common website problems identified by survey respondents were: crowded pages; poor link information; filling in forms; moving images or graphics; and poor legibility, including colour contrast and text layout.
- "No matter how sophisticated or efficient AT might be or how competent its user, unless a website is designed and developed to take access needs into account, the capacity of AT to overcome access barriers will always be limited."
Voice Is the Next Big Platform, and Alexa Will Own It
By Jessi Hempel (Dec 8, 2016)
Go to BACKCHANNEL
- "By the following year, Gartner predicts that 30 percent of our interactions with technology will happen through conversations with smart machines."
UX Trends 2017
By Tomas Laurinavicius (Dec 4, 2016)
Go to Forbes
- "I’m now starting to see age-responsive design, which adapts content and structure to a wide range of ages."
- "One more important thing is how "voice recognition" will change the UX industry."