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Newsletter issue #69 - 1st December 2009

This issue

Welcome to the December 2009 edition of the Webcredible newsletter!

In this issue:

  • Feature article: Accessible online video for keyboard-only users
  • Blog highlights in November
  • New articles in November
  • Useful program: Loop11
  • Top link: Screen reader user survey results

Enjoy!

Feature article: Accessible online video for keyboard-only users

When making accessible video online we all tend to think about the needs of blind and deaf users, concentrating on subtitles and transcripts. This is only part of the accessibility job, with the needs of motor impaired often overlooked. This month's feature article looks at what you need to do to ensure that your online videos are accessible to as wide an audience as possible.

Read this article in full

Blog highlights in November

Our most popular blog posts this month include:

  • Webcredible is recruiting!

    Webcredible currently has a job vacancy for a user experience consultant! We're looking for someone to work on a variety of challenging usability, IA & design projects for household name clients. The job role entails having total ownership of your projects...

  • Make it like a game

    Whenever I'm testing systems I find this quote cropping up. It usually follows a groan from the observation room. After all it's a phone/spreadsheet system/application form/etc, it's NOT a game, but this doesn't mean the comment should be ignored. There are lots of things...

  • Silver Surfers - computer wiz or novice?

    Silver Surfers - computer users with a disposable income and the desire to spend it - are often seen as a seam to be mined. Cue rubbing of hands. We've all heard the stories of the computer wiz grandmother. This category of Silver Surfer is easily catered for because...

Our other blog posts were:

New articles in November

  • Designing for B2B and enterprise applications

    It's not uncommon to hear people complaining about the poor user experience of some B2B and enterprise applications. Read through these top tips to help you in designing enterprise applications that offer a better user experience and increase productivity.

Read all our articles

Useful program: Loop11

Loop11 is an easy-to-use and quick-to-setup remote usability testing tool. You can use it to run usability tests and it will tell you task completion rates, task times, satisfaction levels and much more. An indispensible tool if you'd like to do usability testing with large numbers of people spread out geographically.

Check out this useful program

Top link: Screen reader user survey results

WebAIM's second screen reader user survey received 665 responses and highlighted many insights into real-world screen reader usage. It explores a range of criteria around screen reader usage and preferences and is a must-read for anyone working in accessibility.

Check out this useful link

Usability, focus group & training facilities hire

Our purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities are available for hire! From our London-based offices, we can provide:

  • Usability lab hire
  • Focus group & market research facilities
  • Training facilities & room hire

Find out more about hiring our facilities

Training courses

Come on one of our training courses and become a web guru! Our 18 courses are run across 5 training streams:

Training courses are held every 2 weeks in London and are fantastic - small class sizes, highly interactive and taught by experts.

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