Creative ideasworth spreadingPETE
2©2013 THOM HENKELACCESSIBILITY IN DESIGN01.09.13Thom HenkelPETE
3©2013 THOM HENKELWHAT ISACCESSIBILITY?
Civil Rights Act of 19644©2013 THOM HENKELwhat is accessibility?
“This seems to me to be an elementaryright. Its denial is an arbitrary indignitythat no American in 1963 should haveto end...
Rehabilitation Actof 19736©2013 THOM HENKELwhat is accessibility?
section 508Rehabilitation Act of 19737©2013 THOM HENKELwhat is accessibility?
Americans withDisabilities Act of 19908©2013 THOM HENKELwhat is accessibility?
Subchapter III:Public Accommodations(and Commercial Facilities)Americans with Disabilities Act of 199011©2013 THOM HENKELw...
“No individual shall be discriminatedagainst on the basis of disability in the full andequal enjoyment of the goods, servi...
Twenty-first CenturyCommunications andVideo Accessibility Actof 2010 (CVAA)13©2013 THOM HENKELwhat is accessibility?
“It sets new standards so that Americanswith disabilities can take advantage of thetechnology our economy depends on.”14©2...
15©2013 THOM HENKELaccessibility asreal world design
New York CityStreet Signs16©2013 THOM HENKELaccessibility as real world design
BROADWAY Broadway17©2013 THOM HENKELaccessibility as real world design
YouTube Captionsand Subtitles18©2013 THOM HENKELaccessibility as real world design
19©2013 THOM HENKELaccessibility as real world designSource: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRS8MkLhQmM
20©2013 THOM HENKELaccessibilitylitigation
National Association ofthe Deaf, et al. v. Netflix23©2013 THOM HENKELaccessibility litigation
“... the fact that the ADA does not includeweb-based services as a specific example of apublic accommodation is irrelevant...
25©2013 THOM HENKELwhydoes it matterto us?
the changingconsumer27©2013 THOM HENKELwhy does it matter to us?
28©2013 THOM HENKELwhy does it matter to us?Nine Inch Nails: The Fragile
29©2013 THOM HENKELwhy does it matter to us?Nine Inch Nails: The Slip
“... he has recognized that while he grewup treating an album like a novel, youngerlisteners, freely downloading music and...
mobile accessibility31©2013 THOM HENKELwhy does it matter to us?
“[in the next five years] more users willconnect to the Internet over mobile devicesthan desktop PCs.”32©2013 THOM HENKELw...
36©2013 THOM HENKELinsummary
avoid litigation37©2013 THOM HENKELin summary
HAVE empathy for the user38©2013 THOM HENKELin summary
best practices39©2013 THOM HENKELin summary
its the right thing to do40©2013 THOM HENKELin summary
41©2013 THOM HENKELpete.thomhenkel.comDownload the PresentationAccessibility ResourcesSource ListingMORe!
42©2013 THOM HENKELPETEThank you
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Part of the PETE, Creative Ideas Worth Spreading series. This presentation by Thom Henkel explains how important it is to consider accessibility when designing for today's consumer.

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Accessibility in Design

  1. 1. Creative ideasworth spreadingPETE
  2. 2. 2©2013 THOM HENKELACCESSIBILITY IN DESIGN01.09.13Thom HenkelPETE
  3. 3. 3©2013 THOM HENKELWHAT ISACCESSIBILITY?
  4. 4. Civil Rights Act of 19644©2013 THOM HENKELwhat is accessibility?
  5. 5. “This seems to me to be an elementaryright. Its denial is an arbitrary indignitythat no American in 1963 should haveto endure, but many do.”     5©2013 THOM HENKELwhat is accessibility?President John F. KennedyRadio and Television Report to the American People on Civil RightsThe White House: June 11, 1963
  6. 6. Rehabilitation Actof 19736©2013 THOM HENKELwhat is accessibility?
  7. 7. section 508Rehabilitation Act of 19737©2013 THOM HENKELwhat is accessibility?
  8. 8. Americans withDisabilities Act of 19908©2013 THOM HENKELwhat is accessibility?
  9. 9. Subchapter III:Public Accommodations(and Commercial Facilities)Americans with Disabilities Act of 199011©2013 THOM HENKELwhat is accessibility?
  10. 10. “No individual shall be discriminatedagainst on the basis of disability in the full andequal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities,privileges, advantages, or accommodations of anyplace of public accommodation by any personwho owns, leases (or leases to), or operates aplace of public accommodation.”     12©2013 THOM HENKELwhat is accessibility?Title 42, Chapter 126, Subchapter II, Part A: United States Code§ 12132. Discrimination
  11. 11. Twenty-first CenturyCommunications andVideo Accessibility Actof 2010 (CVAA)13©2013 THOM HENKELwhat is accessibility?
  12. 12. “It sets new standards so that Americanswith disabilities can take advantage of thetechnology our economy depends on.”14©2013 THOM HENKELwhat is accessibility?President Barack ObamaThe Twenty-first Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010The White House, October 8, 2010
  13. 13. 15©2013 THOM HENKELaccessibility asreal world design
  14. 14. New York CityStreet Signs16©2013 THOM HENKELaccessibility as real world design
  15. 15. BROADWAY Broadway17©2013 THOM HENKELaccessibility as real world design
  16. 16. YouTube Captionsand Subtitles18©2013 THOM HENKELaccessibility as real world design
  17. 17. 19©2013 THOM HENKELaccessibility as real world designSource: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRS8MkLhQmM
  18. 18. 20©2013 THOM HENKELaccessibilitylitigation
  19. 19. National Association ofthe Deaf, et al. v. Netflix23©2013 THOM HENKELaccessibility litigation
  20. 20. “... the fact that the ADA does not includeweb-based services as a specific example of apublic accommodation is irrelevant.”24©2013 THOM HENKELaccessibility litigationJudge Michael A. PonsorUnited States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  21. 21. 25©2013 THOM HENKELwhydoes it matterto us?
  22. 22. the changingconsumer27©2013 THOM HENKELwhy does it matter to us?
  23. 23. 28©2013 THOM HENKELwhy does it matter to us?Nine Inch Nails: The Fragile
  24. 24. 29©2013 THOM HENKELwhy does it matter to us?Nine Inch Nails: The Slip
  25. 25. “... he has recognized that while he grewup treating an album like a novel, youngerlisteners, freely downloading music andsetting their iPods on shuffle, are more likelyto treat it like a magazine.”30©2013 THOM HENKELaccessibility litigationJon parelesThe New York Times
  26. 26. mobile accessibility31©2013 THOM HENKELwhy does it matter to us?
  27. 27. “[in the next five years] more users willconnect to the Internet over mobile devicesthan desktop PCs.”32©2013 THOM HENKELwhy does it matter to us?MarY MeekerManaging Director, Morgan Stanley“State of the Internet” - April 12, 2010
  28. 28. 36©2013 THOM HENKELinsummary
  29. 29. avoid litigation37©2013 THOM HENKELin summary
  30. 30. HAVE empathy for the user38©2013 THOM HENKELin summary
  31. 31. best practices39©2013 THOM HENKELin summary
  32. 32. its the right thing to do40©2013 THOM HENKELin summary
  33. 33. 41©2013 THOM HENKELpete.thomhenkel.comDownload the PresentationAccessibility ResourcesSource ListingMORe!
  34. 34. 42©2013 THOM HENKELPETEThank you

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