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Today, the World Heath Organization                                  and the World Bank report that nearly                ...
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The Growing      Ability Gap      With the bracket of people over 65      increasing, the concern becomes      how to assi...
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What’s next?               What is the future of               accessible design in               digital components      ...
Hi!                                                                             Yvonne is a user experience designer      ...
Thanks!Interfaces, Accessibility  Superheros © Livia Veneziano  Yvonne So, 2012             Page 8
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Accessible design is an essential part of the development of products and services. Designers and engineers need to gain an understanding of core accessible design principles to design effectively on a global scale.

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  1. 1. Interfaces, Accessibility & Superheroes by Yvonne So & Livia Veneziano Beloved superhero Daredevil squelches his enemies with speed and precision, completely uninhibited by his blindness. Overcoming adversity, discovering superpowers, and saving the world are common themes in comics and graphic novels. Our mission is to bring those themes into the world of accessible design.Interfaces, Accessibility & Superheros © Livia Veneziano & Yvonne So, 2012 Page 1
  2. 2. Today, the World Heath Organization and the World Bank report that nearly 1 our of 7 of the world’s population has some form of disability. Important variables to consider are physical, sensorial, cognitive disabilities and how their abilities affect daily functions, and the growing number of people over the age of 65 losing abilities as they age.Interfaces, Accessibility & Superheros © Livia Veneziano & Yvonne So, 2012 2012 Interfaces, Accessibility & Superheros © Livia Veneziano & Yvonne So, Page 2 Page
  3. 3. As new technologies rapidly emerge for people to engage in, creating products and services that don’t include alternate interaction models is a failure on a global scale. It is our duty as designers and engineers to create, understand and practice accessible design to maintain or improve the quality of life for disabled individuals.Interfaces, Accessibility & Superheros © Livia Veneziano & Yvonne So, 2012 Page 3
  4. 4. The Growing Ability Gap With the bracket of people over 65 increasing, the concern becomes how to assist persons with limited abilities in such significant percentages. Understanding and creating for the changing needs Current and projected population growth of this growing population is an in U.S. of all age groups with highlight to essential part of maintaining quality population over 65 o f life for all individuals that are 4 classified as disabled physically, sensorially and cognitively. 3 0Interfaces, Accessibility Superheros © Livia Veneziano Yvonne So, 2012 Page 4
  5. 5. 12.8% Total % of people with 38.1% 22.4% Severe a disability in the U.S. 21.3% People over 15 years old with a disability. 11.9% 6.2% Severe 51.8% People over 65 years old with a disability Walking/Mobility Seeing/hearingM 15+ years old 15+ years old 6.4% 65+ years old 65+ years old 1.3% Severe ental/Cognitive All Catagories 15+ years old Children 6-14 18.6% 11.4% 4.2% Severe 7% 5.4% Severe 65+ years old Severe disability 4.2% SevereInterfaces, Accessibility Superheros © Livia Veneziano Yvonne So, 2012 Page 5
  6. 6. What’s next? What is the future of accessible design in digital components of services?Interfaces, Accessibility Superheros © Livia Veneziano Yvonne So, 2012 Page 6
  7. 7. Hi! Yvonne is a user experience designer Livia is a visual designer with a penchant Yvonne So and with superpowers in providing innovative, for pixel perfection. She is passionate about user-centric interaction design solutions maintaining the core values of universal Livia Veneziano for web and mobile platforms. She is design and accessibility and creating passionate about maximizing accessibility scalable systems for cross-platform and usability on all projects with a cross- projects. With a background in publishing are designers at Fjord, a global functional understanding of information and advertising, she brings a unique service design consultancy. architecture, user engagement and content approach to designing for digital. Livia Bringing a fresh and unique strategy. At Fjord, Yvonne is a problem has worked with clients including PayPal, perspective on cross-platform solver and service design consultant Apollo Group and Google for projects that has worked with numerous high- in the banking, mobile payments and design, their goal is to spread profile clients in industries such as music, education industries. Livia received her BFA awareness about the importance social media, finance, banking and mobile in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island and potential reach of accessibility payments. She has a BS in Advertising School of Design (RISD). from the University of Texas at Austin. in UX design for today’s fast-paced and digital-dependent world.Interfaces, Accessibility Superheros © Livia Veneziano Yvonne So, 2012 Page 7
  8. 8. Thanks!Interfaces, Accessibility Superheros © Livia Veneziano Yvonne So, 2012 Page 8

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