An accessible process for inclusive design (Google I/O ’18) – YouTube

Google spells out accessible, inclusive, usable It would be good if all designers took their lead from the likes of Apple and Google: inclusion, accessibility and usabilty are about the design process. Apart from clearly explaining how these terms are linked and can be used together, Google’s half hour video also has some tips and tools forContinue reading “An accessible process for inclusive design (Google I/O ’18) – YouTube”

Pinterest Just Redesigned Its App For Blind People

… Pinterest, like all mainstream apps, has a contingent of blind users (though the company admits to not tracking them). Many use Pinterest simply to bookmark stories on the web they’d like to read later. And those who don’t use the service might like to, if they were better welcomed. “We asked one user, wouldContinue reading “Pinterest Just Redesigned Its App For Blind People”

Website Design: Inclusive Experiences Part 1 Visual: Colours and shapes

Why is accessibility important? In order for the consumer to have an overall positive experience, it is strongly recommended that your project is designed to be inclusive. If the right accessibility isn’t in place, it could exclude consumers who may struggle or even be unable to interact with the project. The information that will be covered inContinue reading “Website Design: Inclusive Experiences Part 1 Visual: Colours and shapes”

Designing inclusively: Some examples

The video below has lots of examples of designing inclusively in the built environment. There are two key messages: get a diverse group of people together before you start designing, and think about all the extra people you can serve or sell to when you design with everyone in mind. While there are several videos around withContinue reading “Designing inclusively: Some examples”

Inclusive – Microsoft Design

Inclusive Design at Microsoft It’s in our mission statement: empower every person on the planet to achieve more. Designing for inclusivity opens up our experiences and reflects how people adapt to the world around them. … Our inclusive design principles Recognize exclusion Exclusion happens when we solve problems using our own biases. As Microsoft designers, we seekContinue reading “Inclusive – Microsoft Design”

Canada’s new accessibility laws should focus on employment, inclusive buildings, transport 

The priorities, which were laid out in a report and released by the federal government Monday, summarize eight months of consultations held with Canadians from coast to coast. Carla Qualtrough Qualtrough, the minister tasked with crafting laws to make Canada more accessible to people with disabilities, says employment will be a key focus of herContinue reading “Canada’s new accessibility laws should focus on employment, inclusive buildings, transport “

Former Microsoft design director on shaping Hololens, Xbox and Cortana with inclusive design thinking

Kat Holmes is the former principal director of Inclusive Design at Microsoft. In this episode, we talk about the definition of inclusive design, take an inside look at her “special ops” design unit, and dive into the best method for deploying human-centered design. Curated by (Lifekludger) Read full article at Source: Former Microsoft design director onContinue reading “Former Microsoft design director on shaping Hololens, Xbox and Cortana with inclusive design thinking”

5 Ways to Make Your Web Content More Neurodiversity Inclusive | NOS Magazine

When most people think about accessibility in technology, their first thought may be about accessibility for blind or D/deaf people: captioning, visual descriptions or Braille conversion. Blind and D/deaf people aren’t the only ones who benefit from inclusive technology, though. Autistic people, people with learning disabilities, people with ADHD and other neurodivergent people also haveContinue reading “5 Ways to Make Your Web Content More Neurodiversity Inclusive | NOS Magazine”

What the Heck Is Inclusive Design? ◆ 24 ways

Recently, I’ve been using the term “inclusive design” and calling myself an “inclusive designer” a lot. I’m not sure where I first heard it or who came up with it, but the terminology feels like a good fit for the kind of stuff I care to do when I’m not at a pub or asleep.Continue reading “What the Heck Is Inclusive Design? ◆ 24 ways”

Web Accessibility: The Inclusive Way to Boost Your Bottom Line | Lullabot

A very good read [Ed..] Yes, it is about recognizing humanity in all of its diversity and doing our very best to give everyone the experience they came for. However, making websites accessible isn’t a charitable act. It’s not a nod to an edge-case scenario to satisfy a requirement somewhere, nor is it about spendingContinue reading “Web Accessibility: The Inclusive Way to Boost Your Bottom Line | Lullabot”