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Test Site

Test Heading ARIA Level Two

Button Tests

Twitter Feeds

Disability.gov

The Library of Congress

Search Term "Library" in Arabic

Current Projects

Working with Robert

I am very fortunate to be working with Robert right now, a friend with multiple disabilities who is teaching me much. Together, we work to ensure websites are accessible, at least in terms of using Dragon Naturally Speaking. It's the assistive technology he relies on to get through his day. I find using and understanding the Dragon actually more difficult than using screenreaders, as a user is subject to both visual cues as well as HTML hierarchy on the website.
Link to Robert's site
Link to Stories From the Campfire
PBJ Plugin Test (A plugin for Robert)
PBJ Test Site
Notes and Observations
Note: The above observations are password protected.

Portal Project

In early 2014, Carol Hixson, Dean of Library at Nelson Poynter Memorial Library at USFSP, asked Dr. Casey Frechette to undertake a study that would lead to the development of a robust, interactive web presence for USFSP online students, consulting with all invested parties on campus and beyond.
Dr. Frechette pulled together a small team including Berrie Watson, Head, Library Systems and Digital Technology, and Sharon Austin, Library Web Applications Specialist, to begin the study. In the fall, they produced a report that was subsequently reviewed and approved by Regional Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dr. Han Reichgelt, and by the College and Library Deans in late October. The full report can be found at: http://dspace.nelson.usf.edu/xmlui/handle/10806/12977
In the portal, we want to incorporate the valuable insights produced by the Distance Learning Captioning Pilot Project. Here is a link to the project. To that end, we want to be able to include videos in the portal.

A Plugin for Robert

The Problem:

A person who relies on the visual map presented by this interface is set adrift.
This is not a dialog that enables easy closure. An excerpt from Shneiderman's "Eight Golden Rules of Interface Design" follows:
Design dialog to yield closure. Sequences of actions should be organized into groups with a beginning, middle, and end. The informative feedback at the completion of a group of actions gives the operators the satisfaction of accomplishment, a sense of relief, the signal to drop contingency plans and options from their minds, and an indication that the way is clear to prepare for the next group of actions.

 

References:

WebAim Low Vision Survey 2013
Excerpt: 40% of respondents use Zoom Text
WebAim Survey on Motor Disabilities 2013
"Excerpt: It is of interest that so many users enlarge web content, but primarily for readability when readability is not generally impacted by a motor disability."
The Design of User Interfaces for Digital Speech Recognition Software(.pdf)
Excerpt: "Reduced amount of eye movement needed...."
Shneiderman's "Eight Golden Rules of Interface Design"
"Excerpt: Sequences of actions should be organized into groups with a beginning, middle, and end."

Notes from Seflin Workshops 2014-2015

 

Odds and Ends

Screenshot showing default interface.
Screen Shot as Default
Screenshot showing WordPress interface with plugin for Robert activated.  A Publish button is now visible.
Screen Shot with Plugin
Screenshot showing WordPress interface testing with NVDA.  The pointer does not receive focus.
Screen Shot Pointer
Screenshot showing initial portal using Bootstrap for WordPress.
Initial portal using Bootstrap for WordPress
Screenshot showing record for student portal on the USFSP Digital Archive.
USFSP Digital Archive
  • Screenshot showing WordPress interface with plugin for Robert activated.  A Publish button is now visible
    ARIA test
    Accessibility Warning Generated by use of role="button"

Notes Setting Up WordPress with JAWS and NVDA

Screenshots of languages below were not announced by JAWS (Version 16, Tested on IE, using Desktop). The languages with the Chinese characters, i.e., Japanese, Chinese long-form and short-form were announced by NVDA (2014.3), but only as "Chinese Characters" (Please note the testing was done with English selected as the language to run. Will retest with other settings). NVDA read the Korean language correctly. In the case of my_MM, it read the first two numbers correctly and then added a third number that did not match the display.
Screenshot showing version of JAWS in testing
Screenshot showing setting of JAWS in testing
Screenshot showing language selected in options screen for setting up WordPress
Screenshot showing language selected in options screen for setting up WordPress
Български
Screenshot showing language selected in options screen for setting up WordPress
日本語
Screenshot showing language selected in options screen for setting up WordPress
한국어
Screenshot showing language selected in options screen for setting up WordPress
ဗမာစာ
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Русский
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Српски језик
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ไทย
Screenshot showing language selected in options screen for setting up WordPress
繁體中文
Screenshot showing language selected in options screen for setting up WordPress
简体中文