Dark Patterns

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Paul Boag has a nice series of articles and video on website conversions manipulative practices known as Dark Patterns. Dark Patterns and Aggressive Persuasion – 3 Reasons to Avoid!

Website Accessibility Services

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I included basic accessibility as part of my website usability reviews starting in 2001. That was when I was still moonlighting as an SEO, who branched off into usability and blended the two standards and methods into what I called “Holistic SEO and UX”. Today, I am certified in several areas of web site accessibility, providing WCAG and Section 508 assistance to website owners. As more companies understand the conversions value of inclusive design for usability, SEO and accessibility, they…
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Choice Architecture and Nudges

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Interesting articles. Should Governments Nudge Us to Make Good Choices? ” In the past five years several governments have begun to guide people toward making better choices—for themselves and for society—by using behavioral science research. Scientists refer to choice architecture interventions that push people toward a certain outcome as “nudges.” “ Why Are People Ignoring Expert Warnings?—Psychological Reactance “Increasingly, experts are branded cultural elites who snobbishly look down on the common man. This makes reactance a convenient way to stick…
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Assistance Doesn’t Need to be Technical

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Blind and low vision people who want help from people can reach out to Be My Eyes. “Be My Eyes is a free mobile app with one main goal: to make the world more accessible for blind and low-vision people. The app connects blind and low-vision individuals with sighted volunteers and companies from all over the world through a live video call. ” — About bemyeyes.com

PDF Remediation

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PDF remediation is not as easy as it sounds. I found a goldmine of help with the videos at PDF Accessibility

Kim’s Notes December 16, 2019

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Accessibility design begins at the start of a project. Start thinking about all the types of people using the website. 1 billion people are disabled according to the Health Org. Add people who don’t identify as disabled, add people who experience temporary or situational disabilities, age, friends and family of people with disabilities = 7.7 billion A11Y lead to audiobooks and video captions and other innovations. It is too expensive to ignore A11Y. Political and health websites ignore inclusion at…
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