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Finally! I’ve found someone who proposes an actual solution…I was beginning to worry. Duffey proposes a CSS map to address users with visual impairment. The map data is separate from the image and inserted into a tooltip on a link. Although this technique only addresses blind users, and may not work when using ESRI software, this is a step in the right direction.
Jorge Aranda and Steve Easterbrook
Shows that anchoring influences the time estimation of a software project. Anchoring in this situation, is when a time is suggested by another before a person begins to figure out their estimate, this suggestion influences their decision.
Not really related to my research, but interesting nonetheless. Thought my fellow developers might find this interesting….
Christopher J Andrews
Outlines the accessibility problems associated with online mapping, and how various adaptive technologies react to them. Provides some solutions and links to make maps more accessibile.
Follow up: SAP Design Guide, Ohio State University Web Accessibility Center, Seth Duffy
Web Accessibility: A Broader View
John T. Richards & Vicki L. Hanson
The authors state that although accessibility standards and guidelines have been formally introduced, agencies other than governments are unlikely to follow them due to high costs and time with little added benefits. With an application originally intended for older adults, they integrate a settings option directly into the users browser. It offers accessibility options already available in many operating systems and browsers but without having to dig through menus and dialog boxes to find them.
Tests show that not just senior citizens can benefit from these various settings, and accessibility becomes more about usability. Any user can modify a page using preferences that initially they may have been unaware of until given the option.