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.



October 10, 2014