Perspectives on Disability (Jen)
Screen reader demonstration (Chieko Asakawa)
Complete the following four readings by Thursday:
Waist-High in the World
Touching the Rock: An Experience of Blindness
Overview of Web Structures and Accessibility Tools [Slides]
Student presentations on Project 1: Accessibility of the Web Design Tools (5-10 minutes each)
More Web Technology
HTML & CSS Accessibility in more depth [Slides]
Project 2: Make an accessible form assigned.
Readings (by start of class):
How accessible is the Internet? We graded 10 popular sites on accessibility issues—and the results were shocking
DOJ Better Blind Access
Issues in evaluation [Slides]
Required Reading: Nielsen-Norman Report
Mankoff, J., Fait, H., & Tran, T. (2005). Is your web page accessible?: a comparative study of methods for assessing web page accessibility for the blind. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems (pp. 41-50). ACM.
Kuksenok, K., Brooks, M. & Mankoff, J. (2013). Accessible online content creation by end users. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems (pp. 59-68). ACM.
Presentations of Project 3.
Guest lecture by Ed Lopresti on Cognitive Accessiblity
Abstract: Some computer users have difficulties with cognitive tasks such as memory, problem-solving, attention, or processing of text or other types of information. These difficulties can result from developmental disabilities such as intellectual disability, autism, or learning disabilities; or acquired disabilities such as brain injury, stroke, or age-related memory difficulties. This presentation will address the needs of people with cognitive disabilities, and ways in which the visual design and content of websites can be constructed to meet those needs. The presentation will also consider application of these cognitive accessibility principles to software design in general.
Cognitive Accessibility: http://webaim.org/articles/cognitive/
Evaluating Cognitive Web Accessibility: http://webaim.org/articles/evaluatingcognitive/
Lewis, C. “Cognitive Disabilities.” In Stephanidis, C. (Ed.). (2009). The universal access handbook. CRC
Press. Pages 7-101 to 7-112.