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Inclusive Design: more heart, more humans (slightly more design-y edition)

Inclusive Design: more heart, more humans (slightly more design-y edition)

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

A version of this talk was given at IxDA Cape Town https://www.meetup.com/IxDA-Cape-Town/events/249698603/ .

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Steve Barnett

May 17, 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 something weird in the toilets? Or the

    bar? 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. Get ready to get up… !

  10. Draw a ❤ Friend? Parent? Colleague?

  11. Disability is a spectrum, not a binary

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

    by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.” — Tim Berners-Lee
  13. Examples of barriers

  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 designing for the diversity of our

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

  18. ❤ Inclusive Design is good usability

  19. ❤ Inclusive Design is good 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. Why should we care? Isn't accessibility (and Inclusive Design) boring,

    and limiting? And also: boring?
  25. ❤ Inclusive Design provides constraints, which spark creativity

  26. ❤ Inclusive Design helps us design for (imperfect) reality

  27. ❤ Inclusive Design asks us to have the confidence and

    the kindness to be a little boring
  28. What was the most surprising thing in The What and

    the Why? Use your words
  29. 1. Disability as a spectrum 2. The What and the

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

  31. Test using no mouse, no trackpad

  32. Test colour contrast

  33. Test for plain language

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

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

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

    a binary
  37. Now what? Tomorrow is Global Accessibility Awareness Day globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org or

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

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

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

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