Designing for users with a broad range of abilities can bring challenges. But, before you start thinking “Great, more stuff to limit my rockstar designs” — recognize this: Smart designs aren’t created to impress your peers. Smart designs (and smart designers!) use design elements like color, placement, and interaction in very intentional ways to help site visitors accomplish their goals — while giving the user the most enjoyable experience possible.
1 . Start with Wireframes
Now you might be thinking “Duh! This is obvious.” But how often do you consider accessibility at this step? Designing for accessibility means considering all users from the start.
Microsoft Accessibility Feedback Welcome to Microsoft’s Accessibility Feedback forum. We are very interested in learning more about what products, features, and tools will delight our customers. Please share your ideas with us and remember to vote for ideas posted by others that you also think are great. If you accidentally came here in need of technical support, please reach out to our Microsoft Disability Answer Desk team
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Read full article at Source: Microsoft Accessibility Feedback: Hot (133 ideas) – Customer Feedback for Microsoft Accessibility
Google Now can do tons of great stuff using nothing but voice commands. The list is more longer than you might think!
(curated from DN! by Lifekludger)
Many cable companies refuse to list the titles of shows that air on public access television stations in their on-screen guides. Now media activists are pushing for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to intervene.
(curated by Lifekludger from Sony & Amazon Ask to Exempt E-readers from Accessibility Law )
A group of e-reader manufacturers including Amazon, Sony, and Kobo, are petitioning the Federal Communications Commission to exempt the devices from federal accessibility laws.
Complete article at source: http://www.deque.com/sony-amazon-exempt-e-readers-accessibility-law
Like many of you, I use the Google Maps application on my smartphone, a lot. Whether I need to locate the nearest convenience store or find the closest BART stop, having a map in my hand with a realtime “you are here” dot is an incredible convenience.
via Pocket http://codeforamerica.org/2012/05/18/crowdsourcing-accessibility-maps-with-axsmap/