What if we had a tool that blocks any kind of videos or GIFs that are dangerous for people with photosensitive epilepsy from the Web?
When the journalist Kurt Eichenwald opened an animated image sent to him on Twitter in December, the message “You deserve a seizure for your posts” appeared in capital letters along with a blinding strobe light. Mr. Eichenwald, who has epilepsy, immediately suffered a seizure.
Photosensitive epilepsy is when seizures are triggered by flashing lights or contrasting light and dark patterns. Flashing or patterned effects can make people with or without epilepsy feel disorientated, uncomfortable or…
A computer system utilizes the user’s visual channel by presenting, on a surface (computer screen), patterns of light, point sources (pixels) emitting light made up of the mixture of the 3 basic colors, blue, red and green. If all three colors are present in the same amount we see white. If none of them appears we “see” black. If partial mixtures of red, green and blue are involved then we can see color.
Effective human-computer interaction requires that the light patterns formed on the computer screen be successfully processed through a two-stage sequence: The physical reception of the stimulus (a…
How do people who can’t hear or partially hear use your website?
Have you ever thought that the video you just uploaded is not accessible to over 5% of the world’s population? That doesn’t seem much right? Well, this percentage translates to 360 million people worldwide.
Auditory disabilities range from milder to moderate hearing loss in one or both ears. Notice that, people who are deaf do not consider themselves “disabled” or “functionally limited.” They prefer the distinction of being their own culture that includes their own form of communication, which is usually sign language.
Some people can still hear…
This week we were given the opportunity to create the user interface for a recipe-sharing website called Foodreau. We were given 4 days to practice all the skills and concepts we have learned in Lambda School in a real-life project. So, here’s what I’ve done!
First I created the Desktop version. Why did I do the desktop first?
What is it, that affects our judgment and makes us choose the more aesthetically eye color pallete or the most suitable shape for our dining room table?
How experts distinguish a good abstract painting from a bad one?
How do we know which colors match together and which don’t?
Who designed the designer?
There is something called “Constructal Law” of design in nature. That means that nature already has done the work for us and has formed some rules which we follow instinctively. …