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A Cautionary Tale: DOJ Intervenes in Another Web Accessibility Lawsuit

Supermarket chain Winn Dixie claims that Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act doesn’t apply online in Gil v. Winn Dixie and the U.S. Department of Justice steps in to set them straight:

In response to Winn-Dixie’s position that Title III applies only to its physical location. DOJ cited the language of the ADA which says that “Title III applies to discrimination in the goods and services ‘of’ a place of public accommodation, rather than being limited to those goods and services provided ‘at’ or ‘in’ a place of public accommodation.” DOJ also argued Title III’s application to the website at issue is consistent with every other court decision to have addressed the coverage of websites with a nexus to brick and mortar locations.



NVDA 2016.4 Now Available

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WAI-ARIA Basics

A quick and dirty overview of how to make Accessible Rich Internet Applications.


Decision Frames: How Cognitive Biases Affect UX Practitioners

I love stuff like this!

Imagine you are working on a website design, and have just completed a usability test with 20 users. One task involved using the website’s search function, so you now have a numerical measurement of how many users were able to find and use the search function.

The task results could be stated in 2 different ways:

  • 4 out of 20 users could not find the search function on the website.
  • 16 out of 20 users found the search function on the website.

Logically, both of these statements describe exactly the same result, which is an objective data point. But if you’re like most people, the conclusions you come to might be very different depending on which phrasing is used.

Biases affect our work; awareness helps us mitigate them, to a degree.