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R: Personae

From: Roberto Castaldo <r.castaldo@iol.it>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 18:04:28 +0100
Message-ID: <405863840000E1E0@ms003msg.mail.fw> (added by postmaster@fastwebnet.it)
To: "'Joe Clark'" <joeclark@joeclark.org>, "'WAI-GL'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Hi Yvette, hi group

That's truly a very interesting web site; we've already translated it into
italian (Franco Carcillo made the whole job) and published on
http://www.webaccessibile.org/argomenti/argomento.asp?cat=285.

My best regards,

Roberto Castaldo
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www.Webaccessibile.Org coordinator
IWA/HWG Member
rcastaldo@webaccessibile.org
r.castaldo@iol.it
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-----Messaggio originale-----
Da: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] Per conto
di Yvette P. Hoitink
Inviato: mercoledý 17 marzo 2004 16.58
A: 'Joe Clark'; 'WAI-GL'
Oggetto: RE: Personae


> 
> A topic that was discussed at the Toronto f2f and then essentially 
> forgotten was the tried-and-true usability technique of developing 
> personas (or indeed personae) to model various WCAG 2.0 users.
> 
> Perhaps interestingly, MSN has posted details of some of the personae 
> they use.
> 
> <http://advertising.msn.com/home/MSNPersonas.asp>
> 

Hi Joe and the rest of the list,

The website Dive into accessibility uses 5 people (+ Google) to explain
accessibility in 30 days. On the first 5 days, the 5 persons are introduced
(more info there). During the rest of the days, several accessibility
features are discussed, including which persons benefit.

The personas are:
* Jackie (19 years old, blind for 8 years)
* Michael (27 years old, protanopia color blindness)
* Bill (62 years old, limited movement in arms because of stroke)
* Lilian (54 years old, non-native speaker, low vision)
* Marcus (31 years old, blind from birth)

See http://www.diveintoaccessibility.org/by_person.html for an overview of
the accessibility tips grouped by person. I really enjoyed this website when
I first became interested in accessibility because the personas make it very
easy to understand the benefits. I think using personas is a very useful
technique and I support using that in the WCAG work.

Yvette Hoitink
Heritas, Enschede, The Netherlands
E-mail: y.p.hoitink@heritas.nl
Received on Wednesday, 17 March 2004 12:05:03 UTC

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