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Bridging the Global Digital Divide ... User Experience Magazine 8.3
(Bloomingdale, IL: October 2009) – The world of computer users grows exponentially every year. Rich nations and poor nations, people with disabilities, and people everywhere demand accessibility to computer tools. This issue of User Experience (UX), the trade magazine of the Usability Professionals Association, illustrates design requirements that span geographic, cultural, and social boundaries.
Articles in this edition address issues such as:

  • New standards to help screen readers navigate web forms: form control relationships, web page landmarks, dynamic updates, and more.
  • How testing for ease of learning and recall, along with a collaborative training model, allows super users to train others.
  • How insights gained from the developing world’s user community more than compensate for travel and management costs, leading to prototypes and practices that work in emerging contexts.
  • Payoffs, problems, and potential from model-driven inquiry: turning contextual inquiry upside down to cut field research needs and deliver dependable requirements in a usable format.

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For printed copies of the magazine or for PDFs of individual articles, please contact Nicole Tafoya, publications@usabilityprofessionals.org.

The Usability Professionals' Association is an international, non-profit, professional association with more than 2000 members in the US and 35 other countries. Members are specialists in evaluating and designing products that are easy to learn and use. The organization provides its members with a wide variety of professional services. Through outreach the UPA:

  • Shares information about the skills and approach of usability professionals in meeting needs for usable products.
  • Acts as an advocate for usability in consumer, corporate and governmental software, products and web sites.
  • Educates the general public about the usability.

For more information, contact:

The Usability Professionals' Association
140 N. Bloomingdale Rd.
Bloomingdale, IL 60108-1017
email: office@upassoc.org
web: http://www.usabilityprofessionals.org

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