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Last updated: May 27, 2016

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Usability, User Interface, and Human Factors

Last updated: May 30, 2016

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  • 6 Surprising Bad Practices That Hurt Dyslexic Users Web accessibility doesn’t only extend to color blind users, but dyslexic users too. For example, justified text and double spaces after a period create rivers of space down the length of a page.
  • Body of Knowledge Glossary of Terms provided by The Usability Body of Knowledge© User Experience Professionals' Association (UXPA). The Usability Professionals' Association (UPA) has initiated a long-term project to collate a comprehensive Body of Knowledge (BoK) for the usability profession, which will provide an authoritative source of reference and define the scope of the profession.
  • Glossary of terms provided by Usability First [UK]
  • HCI Bibliography: Human-Computer Interaction Resources Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is a discipline concerned with the design, evaluation and implementation of interactive computing systems for human use and with the study of major phenomena surrounding them.
  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Bibliography: HCI Webliography Links: Accessibility Resources
  • Laboratory of Brain-Computer Interfaces an internationally renowned research institution with a research focus on brain-computer communication and dynamics of brain oscillations. We have extensive expertise in EEG recording, offline and online signal processing of brain signals and other biosignals, feature extraction, machine learning methods applied to brain patterns, and neurofeedback systems. [Austria]
  • Nielsen Norman Group (NN/g), Evidence-Based User Experience Research, Training, and Consulting
  • Online FAA Human Factors Training Anyone may go through the training. Only FAA employees get to take the final exam for a certificate of completion.
  • How Blind People "See" the Internet
  • Scientific Worksplace of the Future (SWOF) Bright, flexible research environments will characterize The Francis Crick Institute in London.
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Tutorial from the National Center on Low-Incidence Disabilities, University of Northern Colorado.
  • the National Center on Universal Design for Learning information for advocacy, implementation, and community.
  • NCLID Research Brief
    Perspectives of Effective Teachers of Students with Low-Incidence Disabilities
    from the National Center on Low-Incidence Disabilities (NCLID), University of Colorado.
  • TRACE Center at the University of Wisconsin. The Trace Research & Development Center is a part of the College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Trace Center is currently working on ways to make standard information technologies and telecommunications systems more accessible and usable by people with disabilities.
  • Universal 101: Introduction to Usability by Jakob Nielsen on January 4, 2012
  • Universal Design Education The site is designed for use by faculty members, students (of any age and stage), and user/experts. The site supports professional design education as well as professional development/continuing education and kindergarten through grade 12 education (this is the U.S. designation – we welcome design-related materials for younger students from everywhere in the world).
  • Universal Design / Disability Access – for Advanced Computational Infrastructure is a program at the Trace Research & Development Center that is part of the National Computational Science Alliance (NCSA) funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The Alliance is involved in the development of supercomputing systems and applications (including future Internet applications) and it is Trace's role to help ensure that they are built in a manner that makes them more accessible for people with disabilities.
  • Universal Usability Guide by Susan Horten, 2005. The Universal Usability site houses an unabridged, online version of Access by Design: A Guide to Universal Usability for Web Designers, by Sarah Horton, published in 2005 by New Riders Press. You’ll find the complete text and illustrations from the printed book here under Access by Design Online.
  • Usability.gov Usability.gov is the leading resource for user experience (UX) best practices and guidelines, serving practitioners and students in the government and private sectors. The site provides overviews of the user-centered design process and various UX disciplines. It also covers the related information on methodology and tools for making digital content more usable and useful.
    • Accessibility Resources a searchable database. The database allows you to access the guidelines associated with your area of interest and allows us to update the guidelines more easily and frequently. At present, the database houses the current guidelines published in 2006. Moving forward, we will update the database to cover current trends and topics in digital communications
  • Usability & User Experience SIG articles on "Accessibility, Ergonomics, and Special Audiences" at http://www.uuxsig.org/topics/ [Website is not reachable as of 22 April 2016.]
  • Usable Web provided links to web usability history [Started redesign in 2012. Website is not currently active as of 12May2016.]
  • Seniors as Web Users from the Nielsen Norman Group (NN/g) by JAKOB NIELSEN on May 28, 2013.
  • International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (IJHCS) The International Journal of Human-Computer Studies publishes original research over the whole spectrum of work relevant to the theory and practice of innovative interactive systems.

Accessibility Literature

Last updated: May 28, 2016

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  • Bibliography—literature in relation to Design for All (299 K .pdf) edited by Greta Olsson & Thomas Lyhne. This Bibliography is a part of CEN/CENELEC Guide 6 "Guidelines for standards developers to address the needs of older persons and persons with disabilities". The Guide addresses relevant aspects relating to the needs of older persons and persons with disabilities to be considered when drafting standards. Both documents are part of the Mandate 283 on the safety and usability of products by persons with special needs given by the Commission of the European Communities.
  • Disability Etiquette (.pdf). The United Spinal Association offers a free publication about etiquette. You don't have to feel awkward when interacting with, or when you meet, a person who has a disability. This booklet provides some basic tips for you to follow. And if you are ever unsure about what to do or say with a person who has a disability, just ask!
  • Disability Graphics
  • Health and Disability in North Carolina 2003: a joint report from the Office on Disability and Health and the State Center for Health Statistics collection of publications about removing barriers from health, meeting, and recreation facilities from the North Carolina Office on Disability and Health (NCODH)
  • New Harbinger Publications specializes in psychology and self-help books for medical conditions
  • H-Disability Discussion Network from H-Net: Humanities & Social Sciences Online
  • Literature relating to women and technology:
    • Women With Disabilities: Essays in Psychology, Culture, and Politics. Introduction: Beyond Pedestals. Ed: Michelle Fine and Adrienne Asch. Temple University Press. Philadelphia. 1988. ISBN 0-87722-474-9.
    • "On the Margin of the Myth: Exploring the Landscape of Disabled Women's Lives." May 1997 Mainstream Magazine.
    • Saxton, Marsha, and Florence Howe, editors. "With wings: An anthology of
      literature by and about women with disabilities". NY: Feminist Press, 1987.
    • Schultz, Kara. "Every Implanted Child a Star (and Some Other Failures): Guilt and Shame in the Cochlear Implant Debates." Quarterly Journal of Speech 86.3(2000): 251-75.
    • Women's Health (.pdf). The United Spinal Association has a publication about health for women. For many women with spinal cord injuries or disorders (SCI/D) knowledgeable physicians and the right facilities are often hard to find. Use this checklist, not only for your own personal information, but also for educating your primary health care provider on what he or she needs to know about the unique needs and concerns of women with SCI/D.
  • Mental Health Libraries and Libraries with Mental Health/Substance Abuse Collections
  • Parking Etiquette and Rules
    • ADA Handicapped Parking Rules – Access Signs Regulations access sign regulations, parking space size, location how many parking spaces are required. Updated PDF version (.pdf)
    • Parking Etiquette Notices for Windshields (.pdf). The United Spinal Association offers a free publication about disabled parking etiquette. Have you ever discovered someone illegally parked in a handicapped zone and wished you could say or do something? Now you can! Take action with our handy "Just a Minute…" is 60 Seconds too long parking pad. Simply slip one of these informative reminders under the offender's windshield wiper and you've made your point.
  • Special Needs Library Services in Rockville, Maryland
  • Taxicab Driver Customer Service Pocket Guide developed in part by TLPA provides important tips and guidelines for drivers when communicating with and providing transportation service to passengers with disabilities
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (.pdf). The United Spinal Association offers a free publication about the ADA. Many regard the ADA as the most sweeping piece of civil rights legislation since the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Others believe that because of the many structural and communication barriers the ADA will remove, it is the farthest-reaching civil rights law ever enacted.
  • The Fair Housing Amendment Act (.pdf). The United Spinal Association offers a free publication about the FHA Act. This law is intended to increase housing opportunities for people with disabilities. However, individual citizens must come forward with concerns, file complaints or sue if they believe their rights have been violated. The government has no other way of detecting discrimination as it occurs. As a result, it is important to understand this legislation and how to make it work for you.