Compliance with web accessibility standards can be assessed in several alternative ways. While all are valid, the different approaches offer distinct advantages and disadvantages depending on the product, the audience for which it is intended, the stage of the design process, the make-up of the project team, and the project budget.
In this presentation, we will explore four main approaches for evaluating web accessibility, breaking down their pros, cons, and the scenarios in which they would be most appropriate.
The four approaches are:
Attendees will gain familiarity with several accessibility evaluation methods. They will also be challenged to think about the most appropriate strategy to use in particular situations.
There are conflicting views of ethical behavior in user experience (UX) and strong opinions on all sides. This poster presents an analysis of a survey of UX professionals who provided their own perspectives on unethical behavior and reported their own experiences relating to ethical issues in the field. Despite feeling that ethical issues are less than common, surprisingly high numbers of respondents indicated being concerned that a variety of serious ethical missteps had occurred including professionals conducting biased experiments, being pressured to manipulate or falsify results, and failure to properly secure participantsÕ consent. UX professionals also are troubled by the employment of Dark UX techniques. This study will allow attendees to understand what the UX field is experiencing in terms of ethical issues and I hope that it sparks the discussion about where we go from here.