Random Thoughts

I haven’t had a whole lot to say this month, so I thought I’d get a post in.

Just some random thoughts and discoveries…

H&R Block Filing for Greater Accessibility
Tax preparation heavyweight H&R Block is taking measures to make its website and mobile experiences accessible to the blind. They are settling litigation and working with the National Federation of the Blind to up their accessibility across all mediums.

Like so many other things, taxes do not differentiate between those with disabilities and those without.

(Credit: Block to Ensure Web Accessibility to the Blind)

mkeUX Returns, and That’s no April Fool’s Day Joke
My good friends and colleagues, Michael Seidel and Mike Kornacki, are holding another mkeUX session on Tuesday, April 1st, at Braise in Milwaukee.

The speaker will be Kate Gomoll, who will be sharing ways people can incorporate effective field research into their user experience arsenal.

It’s Neither UX nor Accessibility Related, but…
Baseball starts next week! Hope springs eternal, and that’s always true in baseball too. I’m cautiously optimistic that the Milwaukee Brewers will at least be competitive and put on a good show this year.

And hey, if nothing else, we’ve got the awesome new Brewers mascot, Hank the Dog, to cheer for!

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