This year’s World Usability Day (WUD) theme is “design for good or evil”. At its worst, bad design prevents users from doing the things they want to do on websites. However, at its best, good design can provide everyone with a positive user experience. Continue Reading Improving User Experience Through Good Usability Design
Hamilton has broken barriers and changed how we view the vehicle of musical theater. The social statements it makes are too numerous to count the first time you encounter it. But I have been struck by the remarkable parallel it has drawn to the struggle of capable professionals living with disabilities, in the American workplace.… Continue Reading Hamilton and Challenging Disability Perceptions
Cerebral palsy (CP) refers to a group of neurological disorders. Cerebral means having to do with the brain and palsy means weakness or problems with using muscles. While symptoms of CP can vary greatly from person to person, the definition indicates that people who have CP will all have problems with movement, balance, and posture.… Continue Reading The Cognitive Side of Cerebral Palsy: Web Design Considerations
On December 26, 2017 the US Department of Justice officially withdrew the proposed Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) rules for website accessibility. The question we’re being asked at WeCo by many of our clients since then is: does this mean we don’t have to make our website and software accessible? That’s an important question. It’s one… Continue Reading No ADA Web Rules: Are We Off the Hook?
It’s all of these accommodations that make it possible for me to do my work successfully at WeCo. Continue Reading How I Work at WeCo with My Disabilities
Multiple sclerosis, a motor skill disability, effects the central nervous system. Points to remember for accessible websites for people living with a motor skill disability. Continue Reading Accessibility Challenges for People with Motor Skill Disabilities
Smartphones and tablets have accessibility features that work with operating systems, making them easy for people with motor skill disabilities to use. Continue Reading Smartphones and Tablets: Helping The Motor Skill Disabled