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A big focus of my usability efforts is in the area of accessibility. I regard this as a fundamental foundation of usability. It has to be accessable to be usable, right? I feel this is an under-served area in the field and needs more attention. What would you think of another forum topic dedicated to this subject? My impressions is that there is a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding about what's required, and the laws are being changed so that accessibility is becoming everyone's problem, rather than just the Governments. Anyway, your thoughts and experience in this area would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Absolutely right, Mike: under-served says it perfectly.
My new site, for instance, still needs a thorough "scrubbing" to make it accessible, and it's on my calendar for this coming month. But I'm going to try to limit this forum pretty scrupulouosly to do-it-yourself usability testing issues. Perhaps people could add a few links here to good discussions elsewhere (I'm sure there must be some out there) about accessibility as a usability issue/principle? Anyone? Bueller? Anyone?
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Funny you should ask, Steve, because Jared Smith, who promotes accessibility through WebAIM, just saw one of your presentations, realized that the Rocket Surgery approach holds value for the world of accessibility testing, and wrote a post on that very topic:
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