Articles by Sarah J. Swierenga

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Sarah J. Swierenga, Ph.D., C.P.E., is director of Michigan State University Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting. She has more than twenty-five years of experience in the scientific study of users in commercial, military, and academic environments. She is a member of the UPA Voting and Usability Project, and an Invited Expert on the W3C WCAG 2.0 Evaluation Methodology Task Force.

Should We Conduct this Usability Study? Ethics Considerations in Evaluations

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Can it be unethical to conduct a user experience evaluation? An accessibility evaluation before a usability test can prevent frustrating, painful, or difficult situations. [Read More]

A Mandate for Usability: A Mexican manifesto on usability and accessibility for government websites

Discussion of the signing of the “Manifesto on Usability and Accessibility for Mexican Government Websites” at the conclusion of the Usability and Accessibility for the Web International Seminar (UA Web 2007). [Read More]