Thought Exercise: Accessibility Challenges for Users with Disabilities
Sep 30, 2016 by
Following are some scenarios that describe accessibility challenges for users with disabilities. Can you think of challenges that might be presented by the technology you provide or support?
- A blind staff member wants to complete an online registration form, but the form fields do not include readable names or labels
- A user who is hearing-impaired is required to view an online training video, but the video is not captioned
- A student with paralysis in her hands encounters an online assessment that calls for users to drag-and-drop responses into different areas of the screen, but requires the use of a mouse
- A user with traumatic brain injury begins a timed online activity, but the controls are differently positioned and labeled in each screen
- A screen reader user needs to skim a long web page, but the document does not use headings or landmarks for internal navigation
- A campus visitor wants to view a daily events schedule in the student union, but cannot see the digital signage due to low vision
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