Celebrate GAAD with us (and an Accessibility Review)


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With Global Accessibility Awareness Day hot on our heels (May 19) we’ve decided to do something fun.

We’re going to do an Accessibility review of a well-known site – and you get to nominate it.

Note: There is no time commitment required if your nominated site is chosen – our team of experts will do all the work!

Credit for the idea goes to @Dean and we’ll be working with his team at AssistiveWare to pull this thing together.

Purpose:

  • The philosophy behind this is to demonstrate that improving accessibility benefits usability in general, and that accessibility isn’t an add-on.
  • We’ll conduct some collaborative and practical activities around usability (and accessibility) to learn from each other (and the experts)

How it will work:

  • You (our community) get to nominate websites that have [I]usability[/I] issues. Make them well-known, larger brands (rather than small businesses which might feel picked on
  • We’ll select 2 or 3 great examples to tear down.
  • As a community we’ll share observations about poor usability
  • Then we’ll involve the experts (we’re thinking the amazing Derek Featherstone) in the discussion
  • We’ll write up the findings into a case study to publish on the AssistiveWare blog

Let’s get started!


GAAD: Usability Observations about Virgin, CarSales and National Rail
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