It’s been an interesting couple of months for me, highlighted by a trip to India for work and a trip to Washington D.C. for fun.
Maybe I’ll blog about one or both of those sojourns in the near future. In the meantime, I’ve found a couple interesting accessibility and user experience related tidbits worth sharing.
Mobile And Accessibility: Why You Should Care And What You Can Do About It (Smashing Magazine)
Thanks to my colleague and friend Michael Seidel, from mkeUX, for bringing this one to my attention. It’s a really nice summation article about the opportunities and pain points that mobile devices bring to disabled users.
There are some great suggestions for coding mobile experiences, and much of it comes down to the standard tenets that any good developer or designer should be mindful of – properly semantic code; navigation that is keyboard- and screen reader-friendly; sufficient color contrasts; etcetera.
Automatic infinite scrolling and accessibility (Simply Accessible)
Derek Featherstone posted some interesting insights on infinite scrolling and the perils it may present to those with disabilities. Be sure to check out the comments for added insights as well.
It’s definitely functionality that is showing up everywhere, and yet it seems to present keyboard users with impediments. Derek advocates avoiding it as much as possible.
What do you think?