1.Of the four major categories of disabilities (visual, motor, cognitive, hearing) which one do you think would pose the greatest challenges for a computer user. Why? Include specifics.
I believe of the four major disabilities that visual would pose the greatest challenges while using the computer. This is because in many cases websites are not designed to be accessible by people who are unable to see. Like in the case of the Target website where when it is read it is not understandable. While the other disabilities pose challenges, there are easier ways to get around these challenges such as eye tracking technology.
2. Dealing with a disability can be frustrating. What are three ways a web designer can design a less frustrating website for those who have a disability?
Three ways to create a less frustrating website to someone who has a disability would be to provide appropriate alternative text which would allow a blind person to have the website read to them. You could also provide headings for data tables which would make it easier for a screen reader to read the table. A third way would be to ensure that links make sense out of context so that every link can be read by themselves.
3. Try getting to the CNN website without using your mouse. How did that change the experience? Did you get frustrated?
The experience was very hard. I could not just type the URL in or go to Google to search for it. It was a little frustrating not being able to do what I wanted.
4. What is our obligation to serve those with disabilities?
Our obligation is to try to make using the internet as easy and painless as possible