Hidden gem no.2
The market of the “differently abled”:
- 5 years old - once, twice or always
- Only use of one hand – missing or busy
- No use of any hand – paralyzed or otherwise occupied
- Cannot read screen – due to sunshine or eyesight
- Cannot understand text – language or any text
- Cannot hear audio signals – noise, quiet, hearing loss
- Cannot hit keys – big fingers or shaking transport
- Need more time to respond in interactive systems
- Cannot remember code and password – most of us?
Who can tell us what «all» want?
Adults with small
Can the solution be used
with only one hand and
Are the visual
signals clear and
Is the visual
and audio signals
clear and distinct?
Is it easy to understand?
Can it be operated by small people
with limited strength?
Is the solution
intuitive in use –
Testing access for wheels
and «big size»
Evaluate tactile og
Creating a product that is understandable and
usable by older people, or disabled people in
general, means you have a product that is
understandable and usable, full stop.
Inclusive design is just good design!
Professor William Gaver, University of London.
At least 60 % of the population will benefit
from ”accessible technology”
Forrester Research 2003
For more information:
www.norskdesign.no (innovation for all)
Thank you for your attention!