Usability testing and people with disabilities

An interesting article from the Usability Professionals Association discusses important ways to integrate testing with people with disabilities into your current usability testing methods. Changing user profiles to include different disability categories and modifying user tasks to consider supportive technology that aids disabled users and how it effects task completion and fatigue are among the various aspects discussed.

While recruiting users with disabilities may be more difficult, the article gives suggestions on how to make inroads in that area, along with common sense approaches when dealing with making testing sites accessible to all users.

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