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The Culture of Technology Intrusion in Product Design

The Culture of Technology Intrusion in Product Design

The Culture of Technology Intrusion in Product Design May 2022: Authored by Edward Wald, published by Digital Accessibility Program We no longer segment our daily activities into undisturbed units of time like back in the days of wall phones. Technology has closed the proximity gap promoting intrusion at any given moment, especially since we carry around our mobile devices with us. The work office is where the “Culture of Technology Intrusion” began. It began with

Links and Buttons

Links and Buttons

Links and Buttons May 2022: Authored by Edward Wald, published by Digital Accessibility Program The most common elements used to complete online tasks in mobile apps and websites are links and buttons. However, understanding the differences between them is challenging. This white paper will clarify their differences and provide some guidelines on their proper usage. Additionally, it includes a description of their evolution to demystify their purpose. Most will agree, the debate over the usage

The User/System Conversation 

The User/System Conversation 

The User/System Conversation May 2022: Authored by Edward Wald, published by Digital Accessibility Program Accessibility experts define personas to help identify different types of users with disabilities. We use these personas to analyze application designs to find any troublesome areas. But there is also a way of using common traits across all types of personas to help with this. This article explores these common traits to reveal how analyzing them will benefit accessibility users and

Epics and User Stories 

Epics and User Stories 

Epics and User Stories May 2022: Authored by Edward Wald, published by Digital Accessibility Program Epics and User Stories are the most important documents involved with the Software Development Lifecycle. Every other resource uses them to create their documentation, and the quality of a product is determined by the quality of the documentation used to create it. This article describes the basics for writing stories. Projects that feel there’s not enough time to write proper

Tipping Into an Accessibility Culture 

Tipping Into an Accessibility Culture 

Tipping Into an Accessibility Culture May 2022: Authored by Edward Wald, published by Digital Accessibility Program What causes accessibility defects? Consider there is no such thing as a “pure accessibility defect.” What we think of as accessibility defects are really caused by the lack of requirement definition during the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC). This article shows how organizations can tip into an accessibility culture by changing their perspective of the SDLC and defect tracking methodologies.