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  • 1.What is Section 508 ? Section 508 is an amendment to theWorkforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973, signedinto law by President Clinton in 1998. Section 508 requires that informationtechnology that is developed by or purchasedby the Federal Agencies be Accessible bypeople with disabilities. 1

2. Why Accessible is important54 million Americans has a disability, thats 10% of the population (2000 U.S. Census) 10 million Americans are Vision impaired 20 million Americans are Hearing impaired2 3. Vision Impaired3 4. Vision Impaired4 5. Vision Impaired5 6. How do they surf Web Can not see the Screen Can not use the Mouse or Pointer system Can not use Keyboard Can not hear the Audio6 7. Where do Seniors go? 7 8. Where do Seniors go? 8 9. Web Usability for SeniorDifference? Special Requirement? 9 10. Web Usability for SeniorDifference? Special Requirement?Senior Web Usability Test by Nielsen Norman Group10 11. Web Usability for SeniorDifference? Special Requirement? Senior Web Usability Test by Nielsen Norman GroupResult: Yes! Current websites are Twice as hardto use for seniors as for non-seniors 11 12. Why Usability is Lower forSeniors? Designer - Young design for senior - Design mental model(VMM)12 13. Why Usability is Lower forSeniors? Designer - Young design for senior - Design mental model(VMM) Seniors - Physical changes(vision, motor control, memory)- Computer/Web experience- Older hardware and software(resolution, browser, network)13 14. Best Practice 1/31 Physical Improvement Readability Font(>12pt), High contrast,White space, short lines, consistent UI Motor Control Large Links, Button, Menu,standard Scrolling (