[Athen] Take the #NoMouse challenge!

Bundy, Keith Keith.Bundy at dsu.edu
Tue May 19 12:50:54 PDT 2015

Thanks for sharing this, errill. I just sent it out to our faculty and staff with a suggestion that each one try the exercise on or before Thursday Response has already been positive!

Keith Bundy, MS

Dakota State University
Phone: 605-256-5121
Email: keith.bundy at dsu.edu<mailto:keith.bundy at dsu.edu>

From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Terrill Thompson
Sent: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 1:04 PM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network
Subject: [Athen] Take the #NoMouse challenge!

Hi All,

Global Accessibility Awareness Day is Thursday (May 21), and in building up to a full day of activities and events on the University of Washington campus, we've just launched a new website, http://nomouse.org which encourages everyone to "Take the #NoMouse Challenge!"

Try checking a website or an online course without a mouse. Just use the keyboard alone, and answer these question:

1. Can I access all features?
2. Can I operate all buttons, sliders, and other controls?
3. Can I easily tell where I am on the page?
Accessibility for people who are physically unable to use a mouse is just one of many web accessibility issues, but it is perhaps the easiest to test, so we're encouraging everyone on the planet to try it.

Please help spread the word!

Go to http://nomouse.org for more info.

Terrill Thompson
Technology Accessibility Specialist
DO-IT, Accessible Technology Services
UW Information Technology
University of Washington
tft at uw.edu<mailto:tft at uw.edu>

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