Derek Wilson, a Career Development Practitioner with the Neil Squire Society, visited the Okanagan Developer’s Group yesterday to discuss with local devs accessibility online and on mobile. He gave us a demonstration of various assistive technologies such as VoiceOver and the Rotor on iPhone, and JAWS a popular (and expensive) screen reader application. It wasContinue reading “Resources for Web and Mobile accessibility”
I have noticed over the past few years that new or novice computer users that fail in certain types of drag-and-drop operations are overwhelmingly female. This is purely anecdotal, and I may be suffering from confirmation bias, but I find this an interesting path of investigation. Hopefully someone out there can draw some light onContinue reading “Why don’t women get drag-and-drop?”
See, computers are racist because… Umm… okay. He is right about one thing: computers are too hard to use.
Empathy in branding, software design and MAGIC. Via ignorethecode.net
When folks need an elevator, we should give them an elevator, not an airplane. We’ve been giving them airplanes for 30 years, and then laughing at them for being too stupid to fly them right. Ed Finkler via DF.
It’s like… Like if you asked a friend if there was a Starbucks in his neighborhood and he said, yeah I think there’s one half a mile down, maybe. And you drive half a mile and see a big carwash place, and you park and walk in and ask to speak to the manager. AndContinue reading
Nice. Fraser Speirs is at it again (see his excellent Future Shock post as well). iPad UI Conventions photoset