What Frustrates Blind Users on the Web: Research on 100 Blind Users

A study in Usability Engineering – “What Frustrates Blind Users on the Web: Research on 100 Blind Users”

Wednesday August 15, 2007 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Dinner at 6:00pm $10, speaker at 7:00pm free.

Location:
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The Johns Hopkins University
Applied Physics Laboratory
11100 Johns Hopkins Rd
Laurel MD 20723-6099

Washington Area: 240-228-5000
Baltimore Area: 443-778-5000

Speaker:
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Dr. Jonathan Lazar – Professor, Towson State University http://orion.towson.edu/~jlazar/

About the Presentation:
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Usability Engineering is an interesting assessment and application of human interface with information systems. Its importance is often overlooked in system design and deployment. This presentation: “What Frustrates Blind Users on the Web: Research on 100 Blind Users” – presents findings from a recent research study on how blind users respond to frustrating situations on the web.

100 Blind users took part in this study, which makes it one of the largest research studies of blind users, and the findings provide guidance on how to improve web site design for blind users, and how blind users and visual users respond differently.

Schedule:
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5:45 – 6:00 pm Arrival and Socializing
6:00 – 6:45 pm Dinner
6:45 – 6:50 pm Member Introductions
6:50 – 6:55 pm Chapter Business Items
7:00 – 8:00 pm Presentation

Presentation is free – No reservations required.

Dinner Reservations:
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To register for dinner, contact Dave Griffith at email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 410-993-2806.

Dinner Cost: For INCOSE members: $10 before Friday, 10 August, $15 after Monday, 13 August; for non-members: $15.

To pay by credit card or PayPal, visit our website: http://www.incose.org/; or to pay by USPS, mail checks (payable to INCOSE-CC) to Dave Griffith, PO Box 142, Linthicum, MD 21090-0142.

Dinner will be held in the Howard County Room #3 (to the right of the guard station and down the end of the hallway of the main cafeteria), followed by the presentation in Parson’s Auditorium.

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