Some Thoughts on the Usability and Accessibility of Web Applications

Despite the occasional protestations to the contrary by HiPPOs [], there are Research Based Web Design & Usability Guidelines [] and Guidelines for Web Credibility [] that should be familiar to all web database software developers with an understanding of the Differences Between Print Design and Web Design [].

At a minimum, web developers should be familiar with the Web Accessibility Initiative [] (WAI) guidance from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). US Government Guidelines and Standards for Communictions & IT [] are also required for certain types of websites but are often great practices to be followed whenever practical on any project.