Tag Archives Inclusive Design

Inclusive design means developing systems, products or web sites flexible enough to serve the broadest possible range of users. It provides access to users with disabilities and provides better usability for everyone.

Indifference towards people and the reality in which they live is actually the one and only cardinal sin in design

Nice example of functional requirements engineering and standardisation on a project that marries legacy infrastructure (the platform height, distance) with a new bespoke build (the new TfL S Stock trains). A usable, inclusive and delightful experience; someone, somewhere, did their job right. Next stop: throwing technology, like gap fillers, at the "Mind the Gap" interaction kludge =).

Accessibility is User Experience, magnified. Léonie Watson. Léonie was talking about Practical Accessible User Experience for the annual UXPA (UK) event for GAAD 2014. She also coined the abbreviation / tag #AUX, which, on balance, I prefer to the more established a11y — very similar to Accessibility as deep usability. =)

This brilliant animation shows how severely restricted access can be for TfL customers with mobility impairments, luggage or bicycles. It also succinctly reminds me of the following universal experience design issues… Technical Debt Not factoring for accessibility from the outset makes it either prohibitively expensive or impossible to substantially improve the Tubes step-free access infrastructure. User Empathy As Don Norman…

If you forget what you know, what is it? Binoculars? Two circles occluding a horizontal line? Or Voicemail on a mobile phone?A useful aide-mémoire when designing for inclusion, diversity or difference. You are not your user! From an HCID Open Day talk by Ian Hosking.

Some great videos from the RNIB about how to guide people with vision loss and other disabilities. Useful in general, but especially at a11y events and when testing with diverse users. Top tips: Approach from front and introduce self Ask if would like assistance Ask how they would like to be assisted Let them hold your arm securely before you…

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