For years, accessibility was seen as the domain of the engineer. Fixing an accessibility would be about writing code. As a maturing industry, and as we understand people with different types of disabilities, we are starting to better understand and appreciate the role of design in accessibility.
Accessibility legend Derek Featherstone joins us to talk about how things have changed, the role design plays, and how inclusion and diversity is where we are heading.
Accessibility and inclusive design is something we’ve regularly mentioned during the years, but we’ve never had a dedicated show about accessibility in general. We talk about what accessibility means for UX designers and what you can, and should do to make the websites and apps you design more accessible and inclusive.
What frustrates people when using mobile sites? Lina Hansson is a conversion specialist at Google. Recently Google has tested almost 500 websites in retail, travel and finance verticals across Europe, the Middle East and Africa on mobile. Lina talk to us about what they discovered and what we can do make mobile sites less frustrating and more successful.
We take a deep dive into Keyboard shortcuts, or hotkeys in this topic show. We dig into how to decide and design what keyboard shortcuts to have in your web app. What are keyboard shortcuts? Are they the same thing as Accesskeys? What standards and conventions are there to follow? What are shortcut no-nos we should avoid? We try to shine some light on the topic and give your own list of recommendations about what you could do.
James, Per and Danwei open the video channels for the 7th UX Podcast Listener phone-in. On a warm Friday afternoon in June we took questions and calls from listeners. We’ve extracted some highlights from the 2-hour live session and condensed them into this regular 30 minute episode.
The topics covered in this listener phone-in were: Guerrilla research, ridiculous services you wish didn’t exist, and finding work.
We talked to Alastair Somerville at UXLx 2015. Alastair is a specialist in sensory cognition and accessibility and held a workshop on day one called Designing wearable experiences. Amongst other things we chat about sensory experiences and about how accessibility settings can help us deal with cognitive load.