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Inclusive Design: more heart, more humans

Inclusive Design: more heart, more humans

Talk by Nicola du Toit (http://nicoladutoit.com/) and me on Inclusive Design.

A version of this talk was given at https://www.meetup.com/IO-Powwow/events/249633653/ and https://www.meetup.com/cape-town-testing-meetup/events/247813816/ .

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Steve Barnett

May 08, 2018
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  1. Inclusive Design: More ! , more humans

  2. Most important thing: Think about disability as a spectrum, not

    a binary
  3. Did anyone notice some weird posters on the wall? bit.ly/emplab301

  4. Us looking at our stuff ! ➜ " ➜ #truestory

  5. So we became… The Empathy Labradors Nicola du Toit -

    @sophdex Steve Barnett - @maxbarners
  6. 1. Disability as a spectrum 2. The What and the

    Why 3. The How
  7. None
  8. Ability + Barrier = Disability

  9. Time to move… ⚡"

  10. Draw a ❤ Friend? Parent? Colleague?

  11. Disability is a spectrum, not a binary

  12. Examples of barriers

  13. “The power of the Web is in its universality. Access

    by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.” — Tim Berners-Lee
  14. There are other spectrums we could consider too

  15. 1. Disability as a spectrum 2. The What and the

    Why 3. The How
  16. ❤ Inclusive Design is about designing for the diversity of

    our users
  17. ❤ Accessibility is the specifics of the implementation WCAG, WAI-ARIA

  18. ❤ Inclusive Design is about good usability

  19. ❤ Inclusive Design is about quality software

  20. Why should we care? What are the benefits of doing

    Inclusive Design?
  21. ❤ Inclusive Design helps us be a superhero

  22. ❤ Inclusive Design helps us avoid (expensive) fixes later (and

    possibly lawsuits)
  23. ❤ Inclusive Design helps us get more humans, on more

    devices, under more conditions
  24. 1. Disability as a spectrum 2. The What and the

    Why 3. The How
  25. How do we do Inclusive Design? What do we test?

  26. Test using no mouse, no trackpad

  27. Test colour contrast

  28. Test for plain language

  29. "This sounds like a lot of work" !

  30. “It doesn't have to be perfect, just a little bit

    better than yesterday" — Leonie Watson
  31. Most important thing: Think about disability as a spectrum, not

    a binary
  32. Now what? Thursday 17th May Global Accessibility Awareness Day

  33. Now what? Tomorrow, 10am, 10 mins Test your stuff bit.ly/emplab-ten-at-ten

  34. Pair up with someone Tell them: "I'm going to spend

    10m testing my stuff tomorrow" ! or
  35. Thanks! Questions? Nicola du Toit - @sophdex Steve Barnett -

    @maxbarners bit.ly/emplab-ten-at-ten