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Accessible UX:
Improving the User Experience of People with Disabilities and Seniors on the Web
Madison, WI : 26 Sept 2007

Accessibility is about making the Web more usable to more people in more situations. It is vital that the Web is accessible to people with disabilities and seniors, given its increasingly key role in education, employment, government, commerce, health care, recreation, and more. The first step for successful accessibility is understanding the basic issues.

This seminar introduces you to real-world user experiences of people with different disabilities using the Web. You'll see accessibility barriers common in many websites, and usability issues for seniors with diminishing abilities due to aging. We'll demo assistive technologies - such as screen readers, screen magnifiers, and alternative input devices - to show what works, what doesn't and how to fix it.

For web developers, designers, project managers, usability specialists, and testers we'll cover:

For people with disabilities and seniors we'll cover:

Come be a part of this unique opportunity for web developers and people with disabilities to learn together how to make the Web better for all.



Registration: Free; pre-registration is required.

To register, email register@uiAccess.com with subject: Accessible UX registration and include:

  1. Your name, organization, and job role
  2. What you would like to get from this seminar
  3. Your experience in Web development; for example, on a scale of 1-5 (with 5 being highest), rate your knowledge of HTML, and rate your knowledge of CSS
  4. Your knowledge of web accessibility issues; for example, rate your experience with how people with disabilities use the Web, and rate your knowledge of web accessibility guidelines and standards

Related Presentation in Madison

"Making the Future Web Accessible to People with Disabilities" is for a much broader audience: anyone interested in technology and social issues. This presentation discusses the current state of Web accessibility and explores how we can each play a role in ensuring that the future Web enables greater participation in society instead of creating additional barriers.

Wednesday 10 October, 11:55am-1:00pm
UW, 3139ABC Computer Science Building, 1210 West Dayton St


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This is an independent seminar organized by Shawn Henry; it is not associated with W3C WAI.