Author name: Srishti Dokras

Assistive Technology: The Echo Dot (5th Gen)

Smart speakers are devices that act as a loudspeaker and voice-user interface with an integrated virtual assistant. The Echo Dot is a smart speaker with Alexa, the virtual assistant technology in Echo Dot that allows interaction through voice commands. Through Alexa, users can perform various tasks by talking to their smart speakers like searching for information, creating to-do lists, and shopping on, among others. This post aims to evaluate how users with disabilities may interact with some features of the Echo Dot.

Enhancing Accessibility on the Fibromyalgia Care Society of America site

Fibromyalgia Care Society of America (FCSA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing care, supportive services, and education to individuals with Fibromyalgia, their families and friends, and the community at large. The FCSA website is an entry for anyone wanting to learn more about the organization or contribute to the cause. To help FCSA achieve its goal of supporting the community with fibromyalgia, this project primarily focuses on redesigning the website to accomplish accessibility, enhanced user experience, and growing digital footprint.

Design Critique: (Desktop Website) 

ADPList is a free mentorship platform that allows Mentees to connect and learn from Mentors in various fields, virtually. Mentors of varying levels of expertise volunteer to help spread knowledge to the community through this platform. This critique is an evaluation of their website based on Don Norman’s book “The Design of Everyday Things”.