Want easy-to-understand information on how you can improve the accessibility of your websites, applications, or products? Look no further than Shawn Henry’s online book Just Ask, it’s a “must-read!”
Shawn Henry is Outreach Coordinator of the Web Accessibility Initiative at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), where she leads worldwide education and outreach activities promoting web accessibility for people with disabilities.
Did I mention the online book is free?
Welcome to the online version of Just Ask
The entire contents of the book is online here, and also available in a print version.
Improve your websites, software, hardware, and consumer products to make them more useful to more people in more situations.
Develop effective accessibility solutions efficiently.
Accessibility is designing products so that people with disabilities can use them. Accessibility makes user interfaces perceivable, operable, and understandable by people with a wide range of abilities, and people in a wide range of circumstances, environments, and conditions. Thus accessibility also benefits people without disabilities, and organizations that develop accessible products.
Just Ask: Integrating Accessibility Throughout Design provides:
- The basics of including accessibility in design projects
- Shortcuts for involving people with disabilities in your project
- Tips for comfortable interaction with people with disabilities
- Details on accessibility in each phase of the user-centered design process (UCD)
- Examples of including accessibility in user group profiles, personas, and scenarios
- Guidance on evaluating for accessibility through heuristic evaluation, design walkthroughs, and screening techniques
- Thorough coverage of planning, preparing for, conducting, analyzing, and reporting effective usability tests with participants with disabilities
- Questions to include in your recruiting screener
- Checklist for usability testing with participants with disabilities