Open Inclusive Design

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An overview of Inclusive Design concepts and techniques and how they've been applied in the Fluid Project.

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Open Inclusive Design

  1. 1. Open, Inclusive Design Colin Clark Michelle D’Souza Lead Software Architect, Senior Inclusive Developer (Community) Inclusive Design Research Centre Inclusive Design Research Centre OCAD University OCAD UniversityThursday, 28 June, 12
  2. 2. What is accessibility?Thursday, 28 June, 12
  3. 3. Rethinking DisabilityThursday, 28 June, 12
  4. 4. Rethinking DisabilityThursday, 28 June, 12
  5. 5. Rethinking Disability A mismatch between the user and the user interfaceThursday, 28 June, 12
  6. 6. Disability is a usability issueThursday, 28 June, 12
  7. 7. Disability is contextualThursday, 28 June, 12
  8. 8. Designing for ContextThursday, 28 June, 12
  9. 9. Disability is environmentalThursday, 28 June, 12
  10. 10. Accessibility is... the ability of the system to accommodate the needs of the userThursday, 28 June, 12
  11. 11. Accessibility is...Thursday, 28 June, 12
  12. 12. Accessibility is... Something we all benefit from.Thursday, 28 June, 12
  13. 13. “I can’t even imagine what a better UI for me would look like, because I’ve spent the past 13 years of my life adapting to the computer.” - Johnny Taylor, unboundedexistence.comThursday, 28 June, 12
  14. 14. Make yourself at home...Thursday, 28 June, 12
  15. 15. Personalization... • User interfaces that can adapt to the needs, preferences, tastes of users—feel at home • Content that can be delivered in a form that people can understand and useThursday, 28 June, 12
  16. 16. Thursday, 28 June, 12
  17. 17. Inclusive Design • Making emerging technology accessible • Tools and resources for makers • Policy, standards, and guidance • Everything is open source and open access • Education: Masters of Inclusive DesignThursday, 28 June, 12
  18. 18. floe DecapodThursday, 28 June, 12
  19. 19. Floe: Open Learning on the WebThursday, 28 June, 12
  20. 20. Problems & Needs The Internet is no longer optional, but many can’t use it. Computers are everywhere, but accessibilty isn’t. The assistive technology market is stagnant. The cost of assistive technology is unsustainable. We are in a new era of cross platform diversity.Thursday, 28 June, 12
  21. 21. Envisioning the GPIIThursday, 28 June, 12
  22. 22. Questions? Colin Clark e: cclark@ocad.ca t: @colinbdclark Michelle D’Souza e: mdsouza@ocad.ca fluidproject.org gpii.netThursday, 28 June, 12

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