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  • Even fighter jet pilots, some of the fittest people on earth (they run 10 miles before breakfast), can be disabled. When you are pulling 10Gs in a loop in a fighter plane your movement becomes fairly limited. Planes need to take account of that. Everyone sometimes has less ability, this is about providing support for less ability, be it permanent for a person or not.





  • There are lots more examples of legislation that may affect disability law in many countries including the USA and UK but we can’t talk about it all.
  • There are lots more examples of legislation that may affect disability law in many countries including the USA and UK but we can’t talk about it all.
  • There are lots more examples of legislation that may affect disability law in many countries including the USA and UK but we can’t talk about it all.
  • There are lots more examples of legislation that may affect disability law in many countries including the USA and UK but we can’t talk about it all.
  • There are lots more examples of legislation that may affect disability law in many countries including the USA and UK but we can’t talk about it all.
  • Employers in many countries have obligations to their employees.
  • Employers in many countries have obligations to their employees.
  • Employers in many countries have obligations to their employees.
  • Employers in many countries have obligations to their employees.
  • Employers in many countries have obligations to their employees.
  • If you think about how much money Tesco may have made because they made their site accessible a number of years ago it really starts to add up.
  • If you think about how much money Tesco may have made because they made their site accessible a number of years ago it really starts to add up.
  • If you think about how much money Tesco may have made because they made their site accessible a number of years ago it really starts to add up.
  • If you think about how much money Tesco may have made because they made their site accessible a number of years ago it really starts to add up.
  • If you think about how much money Tesco may have made because they made their site accessible a number of years ago it really starts to add up.
  • Of course the bailout is still a lot bigger
  • Working with accessibility helps search engines because you need to enable the computers in both cases. Yahoo and Google don’t have little robots watching the screens of web sites to index them we use technology. So if you enable the technology on a disabled person’s computer to interact with your web site you probably also enable a search engine.
  • Working with accessibility helps search engines because you need to enable the computers in both cases. Yahoo and Google don’t have little robots watching the screens of web sites to index them we use technology. So if you enable the technology on a disabled person’s computer to interact with your web site you probably also enable a search engine.
  • Working with accessibility helps search engines because you need to enable the computers in both cases. Yahoo and Google don’t have little robots watching the screens of web sites to index them we use technology. So if you enable the technology on a disabled person’s computer to interact with your web site you probably also enable a search engine.
  • Working with accessibility helps search engines because you need to enable the computers in both cases. Yahoo and Google don’t have little robots watching the screens of web sites to index them we use technology. So if you enable the technology on a disabled person’s computer to interact with your web site you probably also enable a search engine.
  • Working with accessibility helps search engines because you need to enable the computers in both cases. Yahoo and Google don’t have little robots watching the screens of web sites to index them we use technology. So if you enable the technology on a disabled person’s computer to interact with your web site you probably also enable a search engine.
  • Working with accessibility helps search engines because you need to enable the computers in both cases. Yahoo and Google don’t have little robots watching the screens of web sites to index them we use technology. So if you enable the technology on a disabled person’s computer to interact with your web site you probably also enable a search engine.
  • Some search engines that might give you better ranking if you follow some accessibility techniques.



  • The only image I could find for being a jerk. I’m trying to break up the text here, ok ;)
  • There are other disabilities but it’s unlikely you’ll have to engineer for smell, touch or taste. Here’s hoping the internet never gets “taste” enabled not given 90% of the content.
  • There are other disabilities but it’s unlikely you’ll have to engineer for smell, touch or taste. Here’s hoping the internet never gets “taste” enabled not given 90% of the content.
  • There are other disabilities but it’s unlikely you’ll have to engineer for smell, touch or taste. Here’s hoping the internet never gets “taste” enabled not given 90% of the content.
  • There are other disabilities but it’s unlikely you’ll have to engineer for smell, touch or taste. Here’s hoping the internet never gets “taste” enabled not given 90% of the content.
  • Most people think of only “blindness” where people can’t see because of birth. Raise your hand if you know a grandparent or great uncle or someone who has had cataracts. As you can see most people in this room are at some point going to have bad eyesight. Your grandparents probably don’t use computers but you will want to when you are older. Unless you start making products that work for people with bad eyesight then you are screwing yourself in the future.

    Tunnel vision is also really interesting. Wave your hand by the side of your head until you can’t see it. You have some pretty good periferal vision. I can see almost 180 degrees. Now make little tunnels with your hands and look around. People with tunnel vision have very different needs from people with limited vision. They need small fonts not large ones. Accessibility is all about flexibility. What helps one group may hurt another because their conditions are polar opposites.

    Colour blindness is also interesting. Let’s say you are an engineer and you come up with this great plan to save millions of dollars by making all traffic lights have only 1 light. We can use multi-coloured LEDs to show red, green and blue and save millions of $s in materials and power. That’s great until you think about the 1% of men who have Deuteranopia. This means it’s very hard for them to distinguish red and green. So 1% of men aren’t going to know if they should stop or go at your new “improved” lights. Not a good thing.
  • Most people think of only “blindness” where people can’t see because of birth. Raise your hand if you know a grandparent or great uncle or someone who has had cataracts. As you can see most people in this room are at some point going to have bad eyesight. Your grandparents probably don’t use computers but you will want to when you are older. Unless you start making products that work for people with bad eyesight then you are screwing yourself in the future.

    Tunnel vision is also really interesting. Wave your hand by the side of your head until you can’t see it. You have some pretty good periferal vision. I can see almost 180 degrees. Now make little tunnels with your hands and look around. People with tunnel vision have very different needs from people with limited vision. They need small fonts not large ones. Accessibility is all about flexibility. What helps one group may hurt another because their conditions are polar opposites.

    Colour blindness is also interesting. Let’s say you are an engineer and you come up with this great plan to save millions of dollars by making all traffic lights have only 1 light. We can use multi-coloured LEDs to show red, green and blue and save millions of $s in materials and power. That’s great until you think about the 1% of men who have Deuteranopia. This means it’s very hard for them to distinguish red and green. So 1% of men aren’t going to know if they should stop or go at your new “improved” lights. Not a good thing.
  • Most people think of only “blindness” where people can’t see because of birth. Raise your hand if you know a grandparent or great uncle or someone who has had cataracts. As you can see most people in this room are at some point going to have bad eyesight. Your grandparents probably don’t use computers but you will want to when you are older. Unless you start making products that work for people with bad eyesight then you are screwing yourself in the future.

    Tunnel vision is also really interesting. Wave your hand by the side of your head until you can’t see it. You have some pretty good periferal vision. I can see almost 180 degrees. Now make little tunnels with your hands and look around. People with tunnel vision have very different needs from people with limited vision. They need small fonts not large ones. Accessibility is all about flexibility. What helps one group may hurt another because their conditions are polar opposites.

    Colour blindness is also interesting. Let’s say you are an engineer and you come up with this great plan to save millions of dollars by making all traffic lights have only 1 light. We can use multi-coloured LEDs to show red, green and blue and save millions of $s in materials and power. That’s great until you think about the 1% of men who have Deuteranopia. This means it’s very hard for them to distinguish red and green. So 1% of men aren’t going to know if they should stop or go at your new “improved” lights. Not a good thing.
  • Most people think of only “blindness” where people can’t see because of birth. Raise your hand if you know a grandparent or great uncle or someone who has had cataracts. As you can see most people in this room are at some point going to have bad eyesight. Your grandparents probably don’t use computers but you will want to when you are older. Unless you start making products that work for people with bad eyesight then you are screwing yourself in the future.

    Tunnel vision is also really interesting. Wave your hand by the side of your head until you can’t see it. You have some pretty good periferal vision. I can see almost 180 degrees. Now make little tunnels with your hands and look around. People with tunnel vision have very different needs from people with limited vision. They need small fonts not large ones. Accessibility is all about flexibility. What helps one group may hurt another because their conditions are polar opposites.

    Colour blindness is also interesting. Let’s say you are an engineer and you come up with this great plan to save millions of dollars by making all traffic lights have only 1 light. We can use multi-coloured LEDs to show red, green and blue and save millions of $s in materials and power. That’s great until you think about the 1% of men who have Deuteranopia. This means it’s very hard for them to distinguish red and green. So 1% of men aren’t going to know if they should stop or go at your new “improved” lights. Not a good thing.
  • Most people think of only “blindness” where people can’t see because of birth. Raise your hand if you know a grandparent or great uncle or someone who has had cataracts. As you can see most people in this room are at some point going to have bad eyesight. Your grandparents probably don’t use computers but you will want to when you are older. Unless you start making products that work for people with bad eyesight then you are screwing yourself in the future.

    Tunnel vision is also really interesting. Wave your hand by the side of your head until you can’t see it. You have some pretty good periferal vision. I can see almost 180 degrees. Now make little tunnels with your hands and look around. People with tunnel vision have very different needs from people with limited vision. They need small fonts not large ones. Accessibility is all about flexibility. What helps one group may hurt another because their conditions are polar opposites.

    Colour blindness is also interesting. Let’s say you are an engineer and you come up with this great plan to save millions of dollars by making all traffic lights have only 1 light. We can use multi-coloured LEDs to show red, green and blue and save millions of $s in materials and power. That’s great until you think about the 1% of men who have Deuteranopia. This means it’s very hard for them to distinguish red and green. So 1% of men aren’t going to know if they should stop or go at your new “improved” lights. Not a good thing.
  • This ISN’T me. But it illustrates again that we all have bad days. Where you wake up and all you want is to wear sunglasses all day and not hear loud noises.
  • Like most disabilities deafness can occur in people for lots of reasons at all points in their life.

    People born deaf however are often less literate than other people because of the challenges of teaching babies that can’t hear. This also means they can be literate only in a sign language such as American Sign Language (ASL).

    It’s interesting that lots of deaf children in areas that are not well supported by special schools invent their own forms of sign language unique to that area but with traits that are the same worldwide.

    I actually get tinnitus from listening to too much Drum and Bass when I was younger. This means I get a ringing sound in my ears. If I’m watching a youtube video with crappy sound and I get tinnitus at the same time I just can’t hear what’s going on and I have to stop watching.
  • Like most disabilities deafness can occur in people for lots of reasons at all points in their life.

    People born deaf however are often less literate than other people because of the challenges of teaching babies that can’t hear. This also means they can be literate only in a sign language such as American Sign Language (ASL).

    It’s interesting that lots of deaf children in areas that are not well supported by special schools invent their own forms of sign language unique to that area but with traits that are the same worldwide.

    I actually get tinnitus from listening to too much Drum and Bass when I was younger. This means I get a ringing sound in my ears. If I’m watching a youtube video with crappy sound and I get tinnitus at the same time I just can’t hear what’s going on and I have to stop watching.
  • Like most disabilities deafness can occur in people for lots of reasons at all points in their life.

    People born deaf however are often less literate than other people because of the challenges of teaching babies that can’t hear. This also means they can be literate only in a sign language such as American Sign Language (ASL).

    It’s interesting that lots of deaf children in areas that are not well supported by special schools invent their own forms of sign language unique to that area but with traits that are the same worldwide.

    I actually get tinnitus from listening to too much Drum and Bass when I was younger. This means I get a ringing sound in my ears. If I’m watching a youtube video with crappy sound and I get tinnitus at the same time I just can’t hear what’s going on and I have to stop watching.
  • Like most disabilities deafness can occur in people for lots of reasons at all points in their life.

    People born deaf however are often less literate than other people because of the challenges of teaching babies that can’t hear. This also means they can be literate only in a sign language such as American Sign Language (ASL).

    It’s interesting that lots of deaf children in areas that are not well supported by special schools invent their own forms of sign language unique to that area but with traits that are the same worldwide.

    I actually get tinnitus from listening to too much Drum and Bass when I was younger. This means I get a ringing sound in my ears. If I’m watching a youtube video with crappy sound and I get tinnitus at the same time I just can’t hear what’s going on and I have to stop watching.
  • What does this mean? It doesn’t mean “rock on” but thanks for trying. It means I love you in sign language. I is your first finger. L is your first finger and thumb and Y is your little finger and thumb. Combined into this one symbol it’s “I love you”.










  • http://www.robertflorio.com/Game_Accessibility.html
  • Learning difficulties are hard. With all the other disabilities people can still consume the same content but in a different form for their needs. With cognitive disabilities people need special help that you probably won’t have to give them.

    One simple thing that you can do to help though is to reduce the amount of “noise” on what you are working on. This can mean simpler words on a web site or icons to signify concepts. The less noise and things that are going on the easier it is for people to read.

    A cognitive disability might just be one of those days you can’t concentrate and you I’m sure you can imagine how having less going on would help that.
  • Learning difficulties are hard. With all the other disabilities people can still consume the same content but in a different form for their needs. With cognitive disabilities people need special help that you probably won’t have to give them.

    One simple thing that you can do to help though is to reduce the amount of “noise” on what you are working on. This can mean simpler words on a web site or icons to signify concepts. The less noise and things that are going on the easier it is for people to read.

    A cognitive disability might just be one of those days you can’t concentrate and you I’m sure you can imagine how having less going on would help that.
  • Learning difficulties are hard. With all the other disabilities people can still consume the same content but in a different form for their needs. With cognitive disabilities people need special help that you probably won’t have to give them.

    One simple thing that you can do to help though is to reduce the amount of “noise” on what you are working on. This can mean simpler words on a web site or icons to signify concepts. The less noise and things that are going on the easier it is for people to read.

    A cognitive disability might just be one of those days you can’t concentrate and you I’m sure you can imagine how having less going on would help that.


  • Transcript

    • 1. Accessibility
    • 2. Access-a-what? “Accessibility is treating everyone, no matter what their ability, the same.”
    • 3. Why?
    • 4. Why? • In some countries it’s the law
    • 5. Why? • In some countries it’s the law • You don’t want to exclude any potential customers/visitors
    • 6. Why? • In some countries it’s the law • You don’t want to exclude any potential customers/visitors • Accessible web sites tend to rank higher on search engines
    • 7. Why? • In some countries it’s the law • You don’t want to exclude any potential customers/visitors • Accessible web sites tend to rank higher on search engines • Ethical thing to do - something that customers value
    • 8. Why? • In some countries it’s the law • You don’t want to exclude any potential customers/visitors • Accessible web sites tend to rank higher on search engines • Ethical thing to do - something that customers value • Improved usability
    • 9. Legal Stuff N.B. This is not legal advice!
    • 10. Legal Stuff • USA N.B. This is not legal advice!
    • 11. Legal Stuff • USA • ADA N.B. This is not legal advice!
    • 12. Legal Stuff • USA • ADA • Section 508 - for web sites N.B. This is not legal advice!
    • 13. Legal Stuff • USA • ADA • Section 508 - for web sites • UK N.B. This is not legal advice!
    • 14. Legal Stuff • USA • ADA • Section 508 - for web sites • UK • DDA 1995 N.B. This is not legal advice!
    • 15. Potential Markets
    • 16. Potential Markets • Employers are obligated to provide accessible software
    • 17. Potential Markets • Employers are obligated to provide accessible software • Ergo accessibility makes software more desirable to employers
    • 18. Potential Markets • Employers are obligated to provide accessible software • Ergo accessibility makes software more desirable to employers • Tesco.com (it’s like the Walmart of UK)
    • 19. Potential Markets • Employers are obligated to provide accessible software • Ergo accessibility makes software more desirable to employers • Tesco.com (it’s like the Walmart of UK) • Accessibility changes created additional £13m ($20m) revenue per year
    • 20. Potential Markets • Employers are obligated to provide accessible software • Ergo accessibility makes software more desirable to employers • Tesco.com (it’s like the Walmart of UK) • Accessibility changes created additional £13m ($20m) revenue per year • Disabled people still: eat, listen to music, use taxis...
    • 21. $1m
    • 22. $1m $100m
    • 23. $1m $100m $1b
    • 24. The Bailout
    • 25. Search Engines
    • 26. Search Engines • For web sites Accessibility gets you to:
    • 27. Search Engines • For web sites Accessibility gets you to: • Make content available to the computer
    • 28. Search Engines • For web sites Accessibility gets you to: • Make content available to the computer • Provide text alternatives to multi-media
    • 29. Search Engines • For web sites Accessibility gets you to: • Make content available to the computer • Provide text alternatives to multi-media • Put emphasis on content programatically
    • 30. Search Engines • For web sites Accessibility gets you to: • Make content available to the computer • Provide text alternatives to multi-media • Put emphasis on content programatically • All these things help search engines
    • 31. Search Engines • For web sites Accessibility gets you to: • Make content available to the computer • Provide text alternatives to multi-media • Put emphasis on content programatically • All these things help search engines • Why?
    • 32. Ethics and Branding
    • 33. Ethics and Branding • Ethics 101 = Don’t be a jerk
    • 34. Ethics and Branding • Ethics 101 = Don’t be a jerk • Branding 101 = Find things that are good about you and promote them
    • 35. Ethics and Branding • Ethics 101 = Don’t be a jerk • Branding 101 = Find things that are good about you and promote them • Not being a jerk is good, promote it.
    • 36. Disabilities
    • 37. Disabilities • Visual
    • 38. Disabilities • Visual • Auditory (hearing)
    • 39. Disabilities • Visual • Auditory (hearing) • Mobility
    • 40. Disabilities • Visual • Auditory (hearing) • Mobility • Cognitive
    • 41. Visual Impairments
    • 42. Visual Impairments • Impaired vision
    • 43. Visual Impairments • Impaired vision • Cataracts
    • 44. Visual Impairments • Impaired vision • Cataracts • Tunnel Vision
    • 45. Visual Impairments • Impaired vision • Cataracts • Tunnel Vision • Colour Blindness - yes I know I’m British
    • 46. Visual Impairments • Impaired vision • Cataracts • Tunnel Vision • Colour Blindness - yes I know I’m British • Short/long sighted
    • 47. Auditory
    • 48. Auditory • Deafness (lack of hearing)
    • 49. Auditory • Deafness (lack of hearing) • Can be less-literate, or
    • 50. Auditory • Deafness (lack of hearing) • Can be less-literate, or • Literate in only Sign e.g. ASL
    • 51. Auditory • Deafness (lack of hearing) • Can be less-literate, or • Literate in only Sign e.g. ASL • Tinnitus
    • 52. Mobility
    • 53. Mobility • Trauma
    • 54. Mobility • Trauma • Spinal cord injuries
    • 55. Mobility • Trauma • Spinal cord injuries • Loss of limbs/digits
    • 56. Mobility • Trauma • Spinal cord injuries • Loss of limbs/digits • Diseases/Conditions
    • 57. Mobility • Trauma • Spinal cord injuries • Loss of limbs/digits • Diseases/Conditions • Muscular dystrophy
    • 58. Mobility • Trauma • Spinal cord injuries • Loss of limbs/digits • Diseases/Conditions • Muscular dystrophy • Multiple sclerosis
    • 59. Mobility • Trauma • Spinal cord injuries • Loss of limbs/digits • Diseases/Conditions • Muscular dystrophy • Multiple sclerosis • Parkinsons
    • 60. Mobility • Trauma • Spinal cord injuries • Loss of limbs/digits • Diseases/Conditions • Muscular dystrophy • Multiple sclerosis • Parkinsons • Cerebral palsy
    • 61. Cognitive
    • 62. Cognitive • Dyslexia
    • 63. Cognitive • Dyslexia • Dyspraxia
    • 64. Cognitive • Dyslexia • Dyspraxia • Learning Disabilities
    • 65. Design Choices A discussion
    • 66. Tom Hughes-Croucher http://twitter.com/sh1mmer croucher@yahoo-inc.com