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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


Web 1 0 vs web 2 0

Web 1.0 vs. Web 2.0


Facebook

Facebook

  • Known issues

    • CAPTCHA


Facebook1

Facebook

  • Known issues

    • JavaScript

    • Difficulty resizing text

    • Dynamic nature of site

  • Solutions/Workarounds

    • Familiarity

    • Mobile site

    • Accessibility resources


Facebook2

Facebook


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


The disability experience in a post 2 0 world

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


Questions

Questions?


Thank you

Thank You


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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