Real-Time Remote Usability Testing with Screen Reader Users, Part 2: Tips & Tricks

Here's part 2 of Caitlin Geier's 2-part series on remote usability testing with screen readers. In her second post, Caitlin covers important points to remember when setting up, recording, and observing the test. She offers several helpful and practical suggestions to make remote usability testing as easy as possible for both parties. Continue Reading Real-Time Remote Usability Testing with Screen Reader Users, Part 2: Tips & Tricks

Real-Time Remote Usability Testing with Screen Reader Users, Part 1: Practical Overview

This is the first post in Caitlin Geier’s 2-part series, “Tips and Tricks for Real-Time Remote Usability Testing with Screen Readers.” In her introductory post, Caitlin will cover the basics of usability testing, points for consideration and the pros and cons of testing remotely. Continue Reading Real-Time Remote Usability Testing with Screen Reader Users, Part 1: Practical Overview

Give Your Site Some Focus! Tips for Designing Useful and Usable Focus Indicators

What Are Focus Indicators? Have you ever noticed the blue outlines that sometimes show up around buttons or form fields when you're filling out a form? What about when you click on a menu item? Have you ever tried to make those outlines disappear? Here's a hint: by default, browsers use the :focus css pseudo class to give outlines to form fields and other elements… Continue Reading Give Your Site Some Focus! Tips for Designing Useful and Usable Focus Indicators

5 Things UX and Visual Designers Can Do to Get Started with Accessibility

Something you may not be aware of: at any given time: roughly 20% of Americans have either a temporary or permanent disability that may prevent them from enjoying the same experience with a website as the rest of the population. The disability might range from having decreased vision as a result of aging or breaking an arm - to something more serious - such as… Continue Reading 5 Things UX and Visual Designers Can Do to Get Started with Accessibility

Your User-Centered Design Isn’t Usable If It Isn’t Accessible

Image of a non accessible web page

What if you learned there's an entire segment of users who find your user-centered design to be completely unusable? Not frustrating or difficult, but completely unusable? These users can't navigate around your website, they can't use the input controls and they can't understand the layout of the page itself. Your website won't let them, because your design hasn't addressed how they use the web. These… Continue Reading Your User-Centered Design Isn’t Usable If It Isn’t Accessible

How to Incorporate Users with Disabilities in UX Testing

How to Incorporate Users with Disabilities in UX Testing

Usability testing often focuses on evaluating the usability of a website for a typical user. However, nearly 20% of the population has a disability, and the number of elderly website users is steadily increasing. Comprehensive usability testing must also consider the needs of people with disabilities. If you have limited experience conducting UX testing for users with disabilities, you're not alone. We know you have… Continue Reading How to Incorporate Users with Disabilities in UX Testing

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