On-Line Web 2.0 Accessibility Assignments

Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES)

University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign

Assignment 1 Alternative Views of the Web

Due Date

April 21st

E-mail results to Jon Gunderson

Learning Goal: The purpose of this first assignment is to help you understand keyboard access issues and the importance of structural markup to aid in keyboard navigation.

Task 1: Mouse and Keyboard

Using what ever method you use to navigate the web find the lowest fare on Southwest Airlines to travel from Chicago Midway Airport to Orlando, Florida departing on May 9th and returning on May 16th.

Task 2: Keyboard Only

Using only the keyboard find the lowest fare on Southwest Airlines to travel from Columbus, Ohio to Las Vegas, Nevada departing on May 16th and returning on May 23rd. Move keyboard focus to the link including the lowest fare.

Task 3: Speech Browsing

Using Firevox or another screen reader find the lowest fare on Southwest Airlines to travel from New York City, NY to Las Angles, California departing on May 23rd and returning on May 30th. Move keyboard focus to the link including the lowest fare.

Speech Technologies

Results

Assignment 1 Reporting Grid
Task Total Time
(Minutes)
Total Key Presses Cost of Ticket Departure Time
Mouse and Keyboard
(Fastest Way You Can)
       
Keyboard Only
(Cannot use the mouse)
       
Speech Only with the Keyboard
(Cover or turn off visual display)