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the disability experience in a post 2 0 world

The Disability Experience in a Post- 2.0 World

Implications for Libraries

www.melissafortson.com/msuet10

blindness
Blindness
  • Screen readers
    • speech synthesizer
    • refreshable Braille display
  • Text-based browsers
  • Voice browsers
  • Tabbing through headings or links
low vision
Low Vision
  • Extra-large monitors
    • use the system to increase the size of fonts and images
  • Screen magnifiers/screen enhancement
  • Text and background colors
  • Typefaces
deafness
Deafness
  • Captions for audio content
  • Supplemental text and/or images
hard of hearing
Hard of Hearing
  • Captions for audio content
    • Can be used to supplement audio
    • Turning captions on/off
  • Adjusting volume
physical disabilities
Physical Disabilities
  • Specialized mouse
  • Range of motion keyboard layout
  • Pointing devices
    • head mouse or pointer
    • mouth stick
      • single keystrokes
  • Voice-recognition software
  • Other AT
speech disabilities
Speech Disabilities
  • Alternate means of input
    • keyboard
    • mouse
cognitive disabilities
Cognitive Disabilities
  • Learning
    • multiple means: screen reader, text-to-speech, captions
  • Attention & Memory
    • rely on organization
    • ability to turn elements on/off
  • Intellectual
    • graphics
    • sites w/accessible language
other considerations
Other Considerations
  • Multiple Disabilities
    • captions + size/color change
  • Age-related Changes
    • user needs change over time
  • People, not Disabilities
facebook
Facebook
  • Known issues
    • CAPTCHA
facebook1
Facebook
  • Known issues
    • JavaScript
    • Difficulty resizing text
    • Dynamic nature of site
  • Solutions/Workarounds
    • Familiarity
    • Mobile site
    • Accessibility resources
twitter
Twitter
  • YMMV
    • CAPTCHA
    • Web vs. clients (API)
    • Backgrounds
    • Abbreviations & Shortened URLs
      • #msuet10 wuz gr8! Thx!
        • YVW. Cld u eml me ur link l8r?
      • K. Here it is: www.bit.ly/a12b3c
wordpress
WordPress
  • Out of the box accessibility
  • Themes and plug-ins can be problematic
  • “Accessible” themes
wikipedia
Wikipedia
  • Paper: “Is Wikipedia Usable for the Blind?”
    • Yes and no
  • Wikipedia Manual of Style (accessibility)
  • WikiProject Accessibility
disability related sites
Disability-related Sites
  • Communities
  • Portals
  • Dissemination
slide28

“The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.”

credits
Credits

Images:

2. Flickr/Ségozyme

3. Flickr/NASA Goddard Photo and Video

4. Flickr/Joe Gratz

5. Flickr/William Hook

6, 17. Flickr/woodleywonderworks

7. Gizmodo

18. Flickr/atbarlett

20. I Can Has Cheezburger?

21. Flickr/watch4u

22-23, 25-28 Flickr/Spencer E Holtaway

Slide 24 logos downloaded from organizational websites.

Other references available at www.melissafortson.com/msuet10

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