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

Pratik Patel pratikp1 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 19 07:23:31 PDT 2008


Do you have a web site where we can test this?


From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of Al Puzzuoli
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 8:55 AM
To: Access Technologists in Higher Education Network
Subject: [Athen] accessibility issues with eBay's "new search experience"

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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