Tori points out that using speech input like Dragon Naturally Speaking is hard when there’s no visual label, or the visual label doesn’t match the programmatic label.
She also says that developers need to understand that assistive technology users is a category of users that encompass more than just screen reader users.
Continue Reading Tori Clark talks about visible labels and Dragon
Ted explains how using switch inputs, such as the Darcy USB keyboard, can take a lot longer than other input methods. He also tells us to properly label and markup interactive elements!
Continue Reading Ted Galanos talks about switch input and the Darcy keyboard
Dr. Ellen Spertus explains that it’s easy to make mistakes on a password field and a “show password” feature is critical to accessibility.
Continue Reading Dr. Ellen Spertus talks about essential tremors and password fields
Holly Schroeder says she navigates away immediately if a page is too busy. Too much stimuli overwhelms her. She can’t process the information properly, and that interferes with her ability to complete what she was trying to do in the first place!
Continue Reading Holly Schroeder talks about working memory and ADD
Holly Schroeder explains that when a touch target is too small she may not be able to complete a task because she doesn’t have the fine motor control to tap her finger on the right area of the screen.
Continue Reading Holly Schroeder talks about essential tremors and worsening vision
Julia Ferraioli says if you’re already dealing with blurry vision, making something blurry bigger, isn’t necessarily going to help that much.
Continue Reading Julia Ferraioli talks about contrast and parralax
Michael thinks the most important thing that we fail to do on a daily basis is talking with people with disabilities or talking with the users in general.
Continue Reading Michael Ausbun talks about blindness and ARIA live regions
Alex points out that if we make processes more complex for users, they aren’t likely to be able to finish things, or complete them properly.
Continue Reading Alex Umstead discusses autism, flickering screens, and keyboard use
JL tells us about sites that don’t make it easy to avoid mistakes, and don’t handle mistakes well, make it hard for folks who are dyslexic.
Continue Reading JL Sorak talks about dyslexia and how sites handle mistakes
Devon tells us how depression can cause brain fog and it impacts everything she does on the web.
Continue Reading Devon Persing talks about depression and brain fog