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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.
Note: The above observations are password protected.
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/10806/12977In 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
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.
Excerpt: 40% of respondents use Zoom Text
"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."
Excerpt: "Reduced amount of eye movement needed...."
"Excerpt: Sequences of actions should be organized into groups with a beginning, middle, and end."
Notes from Seflin Workshops 2014-2015
Odds and Ends
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Initial portal using Bootstrap for WordPress
USFSP Digital Archive
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