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UX14 - Universal Design: A Strategy to enable everyone through design (Rajesh Kalidini)

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October 10, 2014

UX14 - Universal Design: A Strategy to enable everyone through design (Rajesh Kalidini)

Universal design benefits people with disabilities and most importantly, benefits everyone. As the world is transitioning into IoT (Internet of Things), designers across the world have a moral responsibility to design usable experiences for all people regardless of their abilities.

Though regulations are growing in many countries to enforce universal design, there is no need to wait. Designers have invisible tools in their hands today. This talk reveals small changes in design practice that will enable and empower people of all ages and abilities to successfully use your solutions.

Structure of the talk:
• World population with disabilities
• Accessibility-related regulations across the world
• Accessibility additions to Design best practices
-Page structure
-Font selection
-Color selection
-Content practices
-A fundamental question for all UX-ers
• Conclusion: Impacts of embracing Accessible design.

About the presenter:
The presenter has led the Accessibility standards implementation at Microsoft for the past five years. He is well-versed in the latest regulations and standards, and speaks the language of design.

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  1. Universal Design Rajesh Kalidindi | @rajeshdesign Microsoft | Seattle |

    USA
  2. By end of 2014 Almost 3 billion internet users 2.3

    billion mobile-broadband subscriptions Source ITU(International Telecommunication Union) is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs
  3. Over a billion people have some form of disability Source:

    WHO report on disability,
  4. Visual Mobility Speech Cognitive Hearing

  5. Assistive Technology

  6. Regulations

  7. Digital Accessibility Laws Around the Globe Digital Accessibility Laws Around

    the Globe • Argentina • Australia & New Zealand • Brazil • Canada • Denmark • European Union • Holland/Netherlands • Iceland • India • Japan • Philippines • UK • USA
  8. 7 Principles of Universal Design

  9. Ronald Mace 1941-1998

  10. 1. Equitable Use

  11. 2. Flexibility in Use

  12. 3. Simple and Intuitive Use

  13. 4. Perceptible Information

  14. 5. Tolerance for Error

  15. 6. Low Physical Effort

  16. 7. Size and Space for Approach and Use

  17. Best practices for UX-ers

  18. Do not use Yellow or Orange in combination with White

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  20. Content

  21. User Settings

  22. Alternative Input Methods

  23. Universal Design for one and all

  24. WCAG: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines http://webaim.org/resources/designers/

  25. @rajeshdesign rajeshdesign AT yahoo.com