Access Issues Unrelated to Disability1:40 with Aisha Blake
Web accessibility concerns aren’t limited to providing for users living with disabilities. There are a lot of other situations that might cause a user to access your content in ways you don’t expect.
Web accessibility concerns aren't limited to providing for 0:00 users living with disabilities. 0:03 There are a lot of other situations that might cause a user to 0:06 access your content in ways you don't expect. 0:09 Let's take a moment to consider some possible alternatives. 0:12 You never know what your user is experiencing outside of your application. 0:16 Or how it affects the way they interact with it. 0:21 They might have a temporary illness or 0:24 injury that affects how they access your app. 0:26 A person on crutches or 0:29 a parent pushing a stroller might only be able to spare one hand to use a phone. 0:30 The color combination you chose might work well on a large screen indoors, but 0:36 be more difficult to see when a user is outside dealing with glare from the sun. 0:41 This leads into thinking about how making accessibility a priority 0:46 can benefit all users. 0:50 The classic example is curb cuts. 0:52 They were made to allow people using wheelchairs to safely move to and 0:55 from sidewalks, but benefit shoppers with carts, 0:59 parents with strollers, lifters who are sore from the gym, and so many others. 1:03 As we move forward through this course, 1:08 make sure you're keeping all of these people in mind. 1:10 You've done a great job taking everything in so far. 1:13 We've defined some goals for building accessible apps, 1:17 gotten started learning to use several different assistive technologies, and 1:20 stopped to consider how our perception of our users 1:24 might be limited by a preconceived notions about disability. 1:27 And we are just getting started. 1:31 Finish up this stage with a quick quiz, and I'll see you in the next video, 1:34 where we'll begin talking through the accessibility standards. 1:37
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