Thanks to the IIA for inviting me to be the guest blogger for the next three weeks. In case you don’t know me, I’m Mark Magennis, Director of the NCBI Centre for Inclusive Technology, which we call CFIT and pronounce “see-fit”. Given our subject matter – web accessibility – the acronym kind of fits. See?
I’m also chair of the IIA User Experience Working Group (UEWG) where we are all passionate about getting the online user experience right. After all, who wouldn’t be? That means maximising usability, accessibility, quality of content, aesthetics and all the other less tangible things that help support users in doing what they want to do online without it being a tedious or frustrating experience.
So I’ll be blogging about all the things CFIT are concerned with and all the things UEWG are concerned with. And I’ve promised Fergal I won’t talk about cats or donkeys. Oh damn! I did! Well, I won’t mention them again. Strictly users, users, users from now on.