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usability/ accessibility WCF

In Uncategorized on January 25, 2010 by art325b

Usability:

I agree with Jakob Nielsen for the most part.  The internet was created to share information and has become to cluttered with junk adds and images that serve no real purpose.  I do, however, disagree to an extent in the fact some web pages are created to display information that is more that just type-able ideas, such as artist/ business portfolio sites, music sites, etc.

Accessibility:

Having alternatives for auditory and visual content should be a requirement for all websites.  This not only supplies alternatives for people with disabilities but also ensures that all the information being put out by the site reaches the viewer in one way or another.

Along with having sites suitable for any viewer the web must also be accessible to all devices attempting to retrieve information.  This requires new standards to with with devices like cell phones, televisions, GPS devices and many more mobile devices.

Devices to use the web without a computer:

Television

Cell Phones

GPS

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