Five Design Tools for Voice UX. In addition to being the producer of ConveyUX, Blink UX is deeply involved with helping clients with user research and design. The Blink blog presents an on-going parade of interesting ideas based on projects. Recently, Blink posted an article that talks about design tools to assist in working with voice-interfaces. https://blinkux.com/blog/5-design-tools-voice-ux/
Keyboard Interaction for Accessibility. ConveyUX has hosted a number of accessibility experts in our annual program. One of the issues that is often neglected in today’s design of sites and apps is keyboard navigation. For most people, clickable and touch interfaces are the main way we interact with software to do work and gather information. However, blind and low-vision users count on robust support for traditional keyboard access. Assistive technologies, like screen readers, use the tab and heading structure to provide shortcuts and establish mental models. An easy first step in assessing the accessibility of your design is to try and navigate it strictly through the use of a keyboard. There are numerous articles on the web on how to address the issues that you will undoubtedly expose.