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Shortest tip ever: screw up your eyes
Balsamiq, Napkee and Wireframing
Don't set arbitrary deadlines
High dwell time is not always a good thing
Hey Paul, Great perspective and tip. It inspired me to think a bit more on average view times on web pages and visitor dwelling → http://bit.ly/fZL3dQ. Thanks for the inspiration. +Ralston
Unmoderated/Remote user testing
What about the design of your social media profiles?
With Adobe backtracking on flash, it's time to make the switch
Interesting item. The lack of Flash support on iOS product seems to have acted as a catalyst for some sites to change their ways already, fearful of missing out on an ever growing and pretty discerning market. This has in my view, brought considerable benefit for people with visual impairments, such as myself, by demonstrating the lack of accessibility provided by some sites, and perhaps prompting a move towards a more accessible future.
Put time constraints on your users
Stop using automated accessibility checkers
Hi guys, It's nice that the topic of web accessibility is being discussed here. But I have a problem. An accessibility problem. Not that I'm deaf, but I'm sitting here at work behind a desktop PC that can't play sounds. In my opinion, automated checkers can be very valuable tools, but they can not be relied upon for accessibility statements of any kind. But hey, since I can only read the title of the issue at hand, I am not in a position to find out more about your point of view. At least that proves my point that creating web content with accessibility in mind is a lot more important than disqualifying tools that may be of help in the process of creating accessible content.
Quite agree that automated checkers can't be used to prove a website is accessible. They can sometimes be used to prove the opposite, in other word they can be used to check for obvious faults (but not always as an automated checker would pass a decorative image that has a descriptive alt attribute). I disagree though that talking about compliance to levels A, AA etc. is outdated. Yes, the checkpoints aren't everything, but they are an incredibly valuable tool in assessing most of the accessibility of a website. Obviously end user testing is important too, but given the choice between a checkpoint test and nothing at all then the checkpoint test has to be better.
If everything is shouting nothing can be heard