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bio website patrickmcelhaney.com
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Front-end developer at an online bank. I've been doing web development for 15 years. For most of that time, I've been passionate about UX, though I wouldn't consider myself an expert. It's a great privilege to be a part of this community and learn from you smart people.

You can also catch me on Stack Overflow, Twitter (@patrick_mc), and Github.

Daniel 2:20-22


Jan
20
awarded  Notable Question
Jan
14
comment How to accessibly specify units in a table?
Yes, there's no need to put the units in each cell. The screen reader will announce the header as you enter a column and won't keep repeating the header as you move up and down within a column.
Jan
5
comment What's a good scroll bar equivalent for a spiral script?
No doubt, this question provided inspiration for the Apple Watch. :)
Dec
25
awarded  Good Answer
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Aug
21
comment How to visualize the possibility of drag'n'drop?
It was a presentation I saw in person. I think it was at an Adobe conference.
Aug
9
awarded  Yearling
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Apr
9
comment Is there a keyboard shortcut to silence JAWS?
@Charles Thanks for the link. It won't hurt my feelings if this question is closed or deleted.
Apr
9
comment Is there a keyboard shortcut to silence JAWS?
I actually landed on that page and overlooked the answer while skimming. Next time someone is looking for the same information hopefully they'll land on this page where the answer is staring them in the face.
Apr
9
accepted Is there a keyboard shortcut to silence JAWS?
Apr
9
comment Is there a keyboard shortcut to silence JAWS?
Thank you. I did some Googling and searched the help docs before asking and couldn't find anything.
Apr
9
comment Is there a keyboard shortcut to silence JAWS?
It's about accessibility. Okay, it's about accessibility testing. If User Experience Designers, Information Architects, and Human Computer Interaction researchers aren't interested in that topic, who is?
Apr
9
asked Is there a keyboard shortcut to silence JAWS?
Mar
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
20
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
4
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
13
comment Why do numpads on keyboards and phones have reversed layouts?
Here's a video explaining Bell Labs' usability studies which led to the decision. wimp.com/phonebuttons
Sep
5
awarded  Notable Question
Aug
9
awarded  Yearling