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Assignment 1: Accessibility
Due Week 3 and worth 80 points
Building a user interface that meets the needs of a diverse population can be
incredibly difficult. Research the best practices for developing a universally
usable interface, as well as some of the federal legislation that applies
(i.e., section 508).
Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:
Assess at least five (5) best
practices for developing a universally usable interface.
Evaluate how section 508 affects
developing user interfaces and assess this compliancy standard’s impact on
Give three (3) examples of available
tools for verifying that your interfaces meet universal design guidelines and
the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Examine the practicality of building
multiple interface options for diverse populations, rather than building one
(1) interface that meets the needs of the majority of end users.
Use at least three (3) quality
resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not
qualify as quality resources.