A Web for Everyone: Designing Wayfinding and Orientation We Can All Use

by Whitney Quesenbery
January 20, 2014

Let’s get past the idea that checklists and compliance all there is to accessibility. Designing for accessibility is UX design that works for everyone. It’s like responsive design for a diversity of people, instead of different devices. This talk will focus on how we help people navigate with good orientation cues and helpful wayfinding landmarks as they move around the site or around a page.

We’ll look at different ways people use the web (including assistive technologies from alternative keyboards to zoom text to screen readers) and how our best practices in UX, especially IA, plain language and usability, applied thoughtfully and consistently can create a web that welcomes everyone, including people with disabilities.


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