Thu, 24 January 2008
Gerry Gaffney spoke to Dr. Sofia Celic of Vision Australia (www.visionaustralia.org.au) about issues faced by the visually impaired and others.
Sofia says that a knowledge of accessibility should be "in any serious developer's toolkit".
Two screen readers were mentioned - Jaws (www.freedomscientific.com/fs_products/software_jaws.asp) and Window-Eyes (www.gwmicro.com).
OzWAI (www.ozewai.org) is the Australian Web Adaptability Initiative.
Sofia mentions the Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) (www.hreoc.gov.au).
Microsoft has case studies and videos online (www.microsoft.com/enable/casestudy/default.aspx).
Sofia is also involved in the ongoing development of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT).
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Fri, 11 January 2008
Gerry Gaffney spoke to Daniel Szuc in Hong Kong about the state of usability today. Although we were on the 22nd floor, in the background you can hear the sounds of the Hong Kong traffic.
Daniel's company is Apogee (www.apogeehk.com)
The Usability Toolkit is the one Gerry and Daniel co-authored (www.theusabilitykit.com).
UPA is the Usability Professionals' Association (www.upassoc.org).
Disclosure: Gerry and Daniel have various commercial connections.
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