As a Search Expert at Norconex, I am often assigned the task of integrating web accessibility standards within a search user interface for our customers in the government sector; these customers look to web accessibility to improve the overall search experience of their current enterprise’s search offering. And, of course, we have noticed a growing trend in the desire for search user interfaces that can respond to various screen sizes on various devices.
This post will look at the strategies I have used to design a web accessible search user interface and present why it is equally important to tackle a responsive web design. To illustrate an accessible response web design, I will demonstrate the Elections.ca website project that I have recently worked on with the Google Search Appliance (GSA). (more…)