Lecture 6a: Usability and Accessibility

What You Will Learn Today

  1. Describe characteristics and design implications of the web medium.
  2. Describe usability and principles of user-centred design and development.
  3. Describe ways to design pages to load fast for users with limited bandwidth and to test loading speed.
  4. Describe accessibility standards and ways to design for people with disabilities or limited browsers.
  5. Describe internationalization issues and ways to design for multiple languages and countries.

Characteristics of the Web Medium

Designing for the Medium

Designing for the User


Types of Accessibility

An accessible site avoids excluding users who are limited by a number of factors, including:

Accessibility Techniques

Summary of Accessibility


To Do After Class