Five Ways to Increase Website Usability and User Experience

According to Time we have the attention span of about 8 seconds and within those 8 seconds the user determines whether they are able to navigate your website, understand your content and get the information they need.

 

Image of computer with word accessibility across the screen of the computer

In today’s post I’ll be discussing five key elements that are important to increasing the usability of your site for people of ALL abilities. This leads to optimizing users experience. The first few seconds of entering a website is crucial in determining whether a person will stay or leave. According to this article by Time (2015) we have the attention span of about 8 seconds and within those 8 seconds the user assesses whether they are able to navigate your website, understand your content and get the information they need. This post will explain five elements that will maximize a users experience within those 8 seconds. Continue reading “Five Ways to Increase Website Usability and User Experience”

First blog post – It Began at UTM

How I got in to Digital Marketing, PR and Communications.

 

UTM – University of Toronto Mississauga

It began here. Somewhere around that building.

Lets back track a little bit. Lets go back to June 2015. My graduation ceremony at York University. I received a neat little degree, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, previously worked on campus in our student union Access Centre where students with disabilities can use the space as quiet time, check out our software which included Kurzweil, Dragon and Zoomtext and learn more about academic accommodation. So I walked away with a degree and experience in Accessibility. So I set my goals on working to implement AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) in Ontario.

Unfortunately. After four months of searching and applying I remained unemployed. Believe me. I applied everywhere.

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