A Web for Everyone: Designing Accessible User Experiences by Whitney Quesenbery, Sarah Horton

By Whitney Quesenbery, Sarah Horton

While you are answerable for the person adventure, improvement, or process for an internet site, A net for Everyone can help you're making your website available with out sacrificing layout or innovation. Rooted in common layout rules, this e-book offers options: sensible recommendation and examples of ways to create websites that everybody can use.

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How to Design for a Clear Purpose Design for universal usability is an excellent way to arrive at a clear purpose. You can focus on necessary features, avoiding elements that are not essential to the product purpose. With accessible design as a starting point, you end up with a better product—one that has a clear purpose and is easier for everyone to use. Start with purpose and goals All too often, teams dive into a project without a clear idea of its purpose and goals. They start knowing the site will have a shopping cart, video, or social media, and then dive into designing the site without first knowing its core mission.

We have tried to bring some of the statistics and demographic data about people with disabilities to life in the stories of the personas. These stories are based on the many people we have met as colleagues, read about in their blogs, and worked with during user research sessions. And because this is a book about user experience design for the web, we have created personas that are web users. They have the skills, desire, education, and resources to use technology. No small set of personas can represent the entire world of people with disabilities.

Org, it’s built by a community of volunteers, and is used by over 25 million people to build a site or a blog. 1. Like all of the WordPress themes, it’s a fully designed site that’s ready for an author to customize with different headers, menus, and widgets. 2. Figure 3. 2 Accessible WordPress modified Twenty Ten theme: http://accessible. de/2011/01/accessible-1-0/ For this variation (or child theme), the designer, Sylvia Egger, added a few features to make the site accessible: • • • • • Accessible color contrast meeting WCAG AAA Better keyboard handling with visible focus Link hover and active states so it’s easier to see Skip to content links at the top Headings for sidebars to help identify the content That’s it.

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