Designers often account for mobile-friendly responsiveness, achieved through resizing browser windows. This is extremely beneficial for users with low vision because increased text size is an important adjustment. However, designers are less familiar with magnification (akin to using a magnifying glass across a screen) and how the widely used tool differs greatly from responsive design.
This session aims to improve accessibility for users with low vision by demonstrating the common techniques used on the Web and proposing design best practices.
Dr. Michele A. Williams is owner of M.A.W. Consulting, LLC – Making Accessibility Work. She has 15 years of academic and industrial experience in UX, accessibility, and technology including training, UX design and research with people with disabilities, and code remediation for building WCAG-compliant technology. Along with industry project contributions, her academic research and designs have resulted in numerous cited publications, international presentations, and a patent application for an inclusive wearable technology.
Ms. Synge Tyson, MA, OMS, CPACC is a researcher, rehabilitation specialist, and Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC). She holds six degrees, and has held positions within federal government, industry, and nonprofit. As research faculty at Georgia Tech, she conducted policy development research regarding human interaction with wireless communication technologies. She has presented at numerous local, state, and international conferences and works to broaden accessibility and inclusion across various industries.