Simple accessibility heuristics for UX walkthroughs

Colin Clark colin.clark at
Fri Sep 7 00:05:23 UTC 2007

Hi everyone,

I've drafted a page that outlines the simple heuristics I have been 
using for the UX walkthroughs while evaluating accessibility:

To be clear, this is intended as an easy process that anyone can pick up 
relatively quickly, even without any expertise in accessibility. It 
isn't intended as a substitute for testing with real assistive 
technologies, evaluation tools, and an "under the covers" inspection of 
the markup.

On the other hand, they're easy, low cost, and don't require any 
substantial technical or accessibility expertise. A perfect fit for 
anyone doing a UX walkthrough of Moodle, uPortal, or Sakai.

Thoughts? Suggestions?


Colin Clark
Technical Lead, Fluid Project
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre, University of Toronto

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