Web Accessibility Complaints Dismissed after Rules Change by DOE
Office of Civil Rights
By C.P. Hoffman.
"Education Advocate Marcie Lipsitt has filed more than 2,400
complaints with the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights
(OCR) against schools and universities with websites that she says
aren't accessible to individuals with disabilities. In mid-March, OCR
changed the rules so that it can ignore Lipsitt's complaints…" https://www.levelaccess.com/web-accessibility-complaints-dismissed-rules-change-doe-office-civil-rights/
Cropping Images with Object Fit (Video)
By Jen Simmons.
"If we want to create a layout where we specify both the height and
width of an image, creating a flexible layout, we can use 'object-fit'
to crop the image." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CZyxnCdXuk
Content Performance Quotient
By Luke Wroblewski.
(Notes on Jeffrey Zeldman's Event Apart presentation)
"…Content Performance Quotient (Design CPQ) is a metric of how quickly
we can get the right content to solve the customer's problem. The
shortest distance between problem & solution. This tracks your value
to the customer by measuring the speed of usefulness…" https://www.lukew.com/ff/entry.asp?1988
Beyond Engagement: the Content Performance Quotient by Jeffrey Zeldman.
Notes on Jeffrey's presentation By Jeremy Keith.
"…If a customer spends 30 minutes on our site, was she engaged …or
frustrated? Was it the beautiful typography and copy …or because she
couldn't find what they wanted? If someone spends a long time on an
ecommerce site, is it because the products are so good …or because
search isn't working well?…" https://adactio.com/journal/13663
Designing Accessible Navigations
By Nicholas Kramer.
"Although we almost always think of a site's header when referring to
navigation, it's important to remember that navigating a site is not
only moving from page to page but also from section to section within
individual pages…" https://uxplanet.org/designing-accessible-navigations-3b1a151d3bd7
UX In Contact Forms: Essentials To Turn Leads Into Conversions
By Kate Sipkina.
"…Is it OK to place a form in two columns?…Where should labels be
placed?…Can we use placeholder text instead of a label?…How to lessen
the cognitive load of a form?…Are buttons considered part of a form's
UX?…Is it possible to ease the process of filling a form?…Does the
user's location influence a form's UX?…" https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/03/ux-contact-forms-essentials-conversions/
Trust Versus Use
By Gerry McGovern.
"The recent Facebook personal data controversary raises two questions:
How much is our privacy worth to us? How much is our convenience worth
to us? It seems that we value convenience much more than we value
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