VueBLR #27 Meetup

Vue Meetup group event for India

Infinite scrolling and infinite problems

Submitted by sathish kumar (@a11yskarefac) via Zainab Bawa (@zainabbawa) on May 20, 2020

Status: Confirmed & scheduled

Abstract

The modern digital consumption is no more restricted to only one device. It has multiple device user groups which prefer different interactive modalities.
The modern digital consumption is no more restricted to only one device. It has multiple device user groups which prefer different interactive modalities.
Given this context, if a design pattern is conceived with only one input modality like a scroll wheel of a mouse, it is going to affect a lot of users, users with disabilities in particular. One such design pattern is infinite scrolling.

In a social media landscape, this is an amazing interactive method. But when its implementation spreads across e-commerce and other vital digital functions, then the users with disabilities will not benefit out of it.
It is important to stress the remedy of role=”feed” in this context, its application, what it can do or cannot so that the design can be beneficial to as many users groups as possible.

In my presentation, I am going to talk about:
1. Introduce infinite scrolling
2. Affected user groups with persona
3. What ARIA offers as a remedy (role=”feed”)
4. What this role can or cannot do
5. How can this design accommodate user preferences
6. Introduction of Additional switch feature to enhance this implementation
7. Conclusion.
Given this context, if a design pattern is conceived with only one input modality like a scroll wheel of a mouse, it is going to affect a lot of users, users with disabilities in particular. One such design pattern is infinite scrolling.

In a social media landscape, this is an amazing interactive method. But when its implementation spreads across e-commerce and other vital digital functions, then the users with disabilities will not benefit out of it.
It is important to stress the remedy of role=”feed” in this context, its application, what it can do or cannot so that the design can be beneficial to as many users groups as possible.

In my presentation, I am going to talk about:
1. Introduce infinite scrolling
2. Affected user groups with persona
3. What ARIA offers as a remedy (role=”feed”)
4. What this role can or cannot do
5. How can this design accommodate user preferences
6. Introduction of Additional switch feature to enhance this implementation
7. Conclusion.

Outline

In this session I am going to discuss:
1. Infinite Scrolling
2. User groups who are affected
3. ARIA solution and its shortcomings
4. Proposed design solutions

Requirements

None

Speaker bio

A passionate digital accessibility consultant currently working at Deque Software, Hyderabad. With more than eight years of experience in the a11y landscape, I have audited and consulted for as many as industries that include e-commerce, healthcare, BFSI etc. I speak at conferences too on accessibility, taking a11y to the developers, designers, testers and decision makers. I am avid reader, beat-boxer and a co-author of blogs at www.digitala11y.com during my free time.

Slides

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1C_5OVOb_gcKCyDy86SB0MyW_LTxP9GUs&authuser=sathish.kumar%40deque.com&usp=drive_fs

Preview video

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1C_5OVOb_gcKCyDy86SB0MyW_LTxP9GUs/view

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