Talking Usability

Talking Usability: There’s No Such Thing as a User-Friendly Password

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By David Dick, Fellow Passwords are required for all types of online activity to authenticate the user.  One thing is certain: until technology provides a better solution to passwords, we…

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Talking Usability: Lessons Learned About PDF Accessibility

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By David Dick | STC Fellow   Many of us hold this assumption to be true—we can convert text documents into Accessibility-compliant Portable Document Format (PDF) documents by saving them…

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Talking Usability: Technology is Changing, But Not At the Workplace

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By David Dick, Fellow We, as savvy consumers, must have the latest technology. We buy the newest smartphone because it has something that our current smartphone doesn’t have. We download…

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Talking Usability: My Father’s Typewriter

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My father typed all his correspondence on a manual (non-electric) typewriter. The ink on the typewriter ribbon was so worn out that the text on the paper was barely legible.…

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Talking Usability: Do They Have Your Computer for Ransom?

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What would you do if you opened a Web page and your computer desktop displayed a warning that your PC was infected with 8000 viruses and to call Windows Help…

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