[Athen] accessibility issues with eBay's "new search experience"

Al Puzzuoli alpuzz at msu.edu
Tue Aug 19 05:54:35 PDT 2008

Has anyone seen the public beta of eBay's new search experience? I'm
not sure if this is the final cut in terms of how the page will be
formatted; but if the page stays the way it is, it will represent a
serious step back in terms of accessibility. in the current UI, results
are displayed very accessibly. Each item has its own heading, so quick
navigation between items is a breeze.

The new UI actually reminds me of the UI from a few years ago. Using
a screen reader, I can't see any quick way to jump into the search
results list, and There don't seem to be any navigable elements which
would allow for quickly skimming through items.

Does anyone know of a way to get around the gatekeepers, so as to have a
meaningful dialog with eBay about this?

Thanks for any thoughts,

Al Puzzuoli
Information Technologist
Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities 517-884-1915 120 Bessey
Hall East Lansing, MI 48824-1033 http://www.rcpd.msu.edu

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