bbc displayoptions

Clayton H Lewis clayton.lewis at Colorado.EDU
Fri Jan 13 00:42:10 UTC 2012


that extension idea sounds good, especially if we can get the extensions adopted into the browsers themselves, via CLOUD4all/GPII
On Jan 12, 2012, at 12:58 PM, James William Yoon wrote:

> Hi Clayton,
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> The link to bbc displayoptions from the competitive analysis page for uioptions is dead, and it looks like bbc is no longer supporting this. Can anyone verify that?
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> I can confirm that the BBC display options we linked from on UI Options is defunct. We haven't been able to find anything comparable to it on BBC.
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> If true, its apparent replacement, “my web my way” http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/ is a good illustration of why we have work to do: look at what you have to do to change something. For IE I count a minimum of 10 clicks to set colours, with more needed if you don’t know what version of IE you have, or if the colour scheme you have set for Windows isn’t appropriate for the browser
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> Along the way you have to fork based on what OS and what browser you are using
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> Granted, once you have gone through all this you may not need to do it again, and granted that it will transform all pages, not just the BBC, this shows why a solution supported by universal infrastructure is badly needed
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> I agree with your assessment of both the advantages (customize once and persist across all sites) and disadvantages (inconvenience and complexity) of BBC's "solution" to web interface preferences. In Infusion 1.4, UI Options handles the challenge of inconvenience and complexity relatively well, but doesn't persist across different sites.
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> One idea I've been hoping to explore more is designing browser extensions that sit abstracted from any particular site, while offering the same convenience we have in UI Options.
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> James
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Clayton Lewis
Professor of Computer Science
Scientist in Residence, Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities
University of Colorado
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