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User involvement

There are many different ways of involving users in the design and development of products, systems and services, but one of the very rewarding outcomes are the multitude of insights …

Course summary

In week 5, we have seen how important it is not to disempower people by making technology applications inaccessible, hard to understand or use and we have also seen the …

Involving users in testing

In this video Andre Meixner, Head of User Centred Test (Accessibility & Usability) at T-Systems Multimedia Solutions GmbH describes how his company carry out user testing on desktop computers with …

What does user testing involve?

Involving users in accessibility tests is compatible with usability testing. In fact, sequence and evaluation methods are applicable to both types of testing. The main difference is, accessibility testing involves …

Solving accessibility problems

There are two main ways to deal with the problems of inaccessibility in everyday technologies. Both are necessary: 1. Do not try to re-invent the wheel Instead, make use of …

Explore conformance testing

There are two types of conformance testing: one is automatic testing, using automatic tools to check for accessibility the other is manual testing where a human tests the pages against …

Strengths and weaknesses of conformance testing

The combination of automatic testing and manual testing takes advantage of the strengths of both methods. Strengths The biggest advantages of automatic testing lie in its speed and scalability. It …

Introduction to accessibility testing

By now you will be well aware that accessibility testing focuses on making the web accessible for users with disabilities but it can help in many other ways such as …

How does conformance testing work?

Reading about conformance testing is not always easy as you have done completing the previous step. There are a myriad of documents and web pages to support the evaluation process …

Before and after example

This simple ‘before-and-after’ example illustrates some typical accessibility issues in web forms and how they can be addressed. These include adding required or obligatory input fields, labels for input fields, …

A Overview of Web Accessibility Guidelines

The topic of web accessibility is nearly as old as the web itself. In 1994 Tim Berners-Lee had already mentioned web accessibility at the second World Wide Web conference. Just …

Web content accessibility

In the video you see Daniel Pöll describing how he navigates a web page using a screen reader, with the various elements being highlighted as he goes through using his …

Development of WalkersGuide – a navigation app

WalkersGuide is a navigation app aiming at a novel service for blind pedestrians. It calculates accessible routes for walking and considers public transport information. The Android app offers step-by-step navigation …