User:Vtaylor/CIS2 Computers and Society/Accessibility
- Accessibility: WCAG2 at a GlancePerceivable Provide text alternatives for non-text content. Provide captions and alternatives for audio and video content. Make content adaptable; and make...
- Accessible language is language that includes everyone.People can feel excluded when: they don’t understand words or phrases language is used in ways that pose challenges to users of other...
- These seven guidelines are relatively easy to implement and can help your products get closer to meet level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0), and work on the most commonly...
- Understanding accessibility, its scope, and its impact can make you a better web developer. This guide is intended to help you understand how you can make your websites accessible and usable for ev...
- I’m blind, and I use the NVDA screen reader on my computer running Windows 8.1 and the VoiceOver screen reader on iOS 12.1. Right now this is a problem when it comes to using Glitch (and other de...
2016 spring cis89a 3. text
- Adaptive technology - It is important for web developers to understand both the limitations and the powerful tools provided by technology so people with disabilities can use the web. The result may be different but accessibility can be much greater if the web developer understands Adaptive Technology. Here are some websites with good information on Adaptive Technology.
.. Indiana University - Using technology to provide equal access and an inclusive environment for the IU community
.. California State University - series of videos of students with disabilities
WebAIM inforgraphic - good overview of web design to promote accessibility with / without assistive technology
- Accessibility - Dyslexia simulation - Try out this constantly changing dyslexia simulation, which you can read more about at Reddit, Website Aims to Simulate What It’s Like to Be Dyslexic. Or try one of the other simulations. Does the simulation give you a better understanding of the problems faced by computer users with these disabilities?
Then post a describe your experience in 2-3 sentences in the Accessibility Simulations discussion. Review the simulations and comments of 2 other students.
2015 fall cis2 5. work
- DeAnza provides support to individuals with disabilities through a broad range to resources to help them through education and training. People with disabilities are able to participate more fully in work and careers through the use of Adaptive Technology. Here are some websites with good information on Adaptive Technology.
.. Abledata - http://www.abledata.com/
.. Indiana University also has a site with a lot of information on AT - http://www.indiana.edu/~iuadapts/sitemap.html
There is a great site from Fresno State that explains (with quicktime videos!) a number of strategies to design "access-friendly" websites. http://www.calstate.edu/accessibility/resources/
WebAIM has created several simulations in Shockwave that demonstrate web content accessibility problems for people who have vision disabilities. http://www.webaim.org/simulations
Try one of the simulations. Does it work on your computer? Does the simulation give you a better understanding of the problems faced by computer users with vision disabilities?
Read about accessibility, how to make web sites more accessible, and try the disability simulations. Comment on these experiences. Post a 2-3 sentence response to Disabilities and Accessibility discussion.