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Design for all goes mobile(over theair11)

  1. 1. John Wyer - Developer Community Manager, Vodafone Group @vodafonedev #vsa2011
  2. 2. Vodafone Foundation Smart Accessibility Awards 2011 <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A contest to find the best Android 2.2+ application to enhance the lives of users who are ageing and/or disabled. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When is it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Competition entry closes October 15 th 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Competition finals November 15 th 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Who runs it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vodafone Foundation, Vodafone Group Developer Marketing, Vodafone Public Policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>European Disability Forum (EDF) and AGE Platform (AGE) supporting content creation and relationship with finalists and winners </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The total prize fund of €200k </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 winners per category (4) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Social participation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Independent living </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mobility </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wellbeing </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Selection Process <ul><li>First Jury Round in progress </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Filtering of all entries by Vodafone, EDF, AGE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agree on 3 finalists per category to go to the final based on following criteria: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Effectiveness: does it help to overcome everyday obstacles? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Availability : how many people can it help across which markets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ease of use, delivery and installation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-functionality : does it help to support multiple disabilities? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>  Final Jury Round </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jury comprising of Vodafone Group, Foundation, EDF, AGE and media partner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 min pitches + 5 min Q&A from each finalist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Winner chosen live at event </li></ul></ul>4 All entries reviewed 12 <ul><li>Two rounds, 1 winner across 4 categories </li></ul>
  4. 4. Resources to help you! <ul><li>Competition Website - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information about entry criteria and selection process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legal terms & conditions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical guidance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information re designing for accessibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Videos from users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact us about the competition on – [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Guidelines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile Web Best Practices 1.0 Best practices for mobile web design and development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WCAG 2.0 Technology agnostic guidelines from W3C </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BS8878 Web accessibility: Code of practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Barriers Common to Mobile Device Users and People with Disabilities Who is affected and what challenges they face </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Designing for accessibility By and for Android developers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Android accessibility from the Google Eyes Free project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// /mobile-accessibility-guidelines/ </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Thank you and good luck! @vodafonedev #vsa2011
  6. 6. Design for All goes Mobile www blog: twitter: Over The Air: 30 th September 2011
  7. 7. My name’s Denise… www blog: twitter: Hello! <ul><li>Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosed in 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Neurological condition – unpredictable, variable & different in each case </li></ul><ul><li>Symptoms: fatigue, weakness, numbness, visual disturbance, poor balance & vertigo </li></ul><ul><li>Use wide range of assistive technology to make day-to-day tasks more manageable </li></ul>
  8. 8. My main symptom is extreme fatigue… www blog: twitter: Zzzzz
  9. 9. Sometimes my eyes go a bit funny… www blog: twitter: Visual impair-ment <ul><li>Eyesight can vary throughout the day, </li></ul><ul><li>as well as from day to day </li></ul><ul><li>Can be affected by fatigue, heat, </li></ul><ul><li>quality of light, exercise and illness </li></ul><ul><li>Can include: visual disturbance, </li></ul><ul><li>blurred vision, double vision, colour </li></ul><ul><li>distortion and poor peripheral vision </li></ul>
  10. 10. www blog: twitter: Missing pieces Visual disturbance…
  11. 11. Blurred vision… www blog: twitter: Snellen chart
  12. 12. www blog: twitter: Double Trouble Double vision…
  13. 13. www blog: twitter: Colour distortion… Visible spectrum
  14. 14. www blog: twitter: Poor peripheral vision… Side vision
  15. 15. Sometimes it feels like I’m wearing Mickey Mouse gloves… www blog: twitter: Poor dexterity
  16. 16. And sometimes I’m in a wibbly wobbly world of my own… www blog: twitter: Jelly Babies
  17. 17. Sometimes my hearing seems muffled… www blog: twitter: Poor hearing
  18. 18. And sometimes I suffer from vertigo… www blog: twitter: Not fear of heights
  19. 19. But what is Assistive Technology? www blog: twitter: AT <ul><li>Assistive Technology (AT) is any product or service designed to enable independence for disabled & older people </li></ul><ul><li>(Source: user group consultation at the King’s Fund in 2001) </li></ul><ul><li>Term useful for those in know, but unfortunately not everyone understands what it means </li></ul><ul><li>Technology doesn’t have to be complex </li></ul>
  20. 20. Plastic not so fantastic… www blog: twitter:
  21. 21. Maggie Winchcombe OBE, FCOT www blog: twitter: <ul><li>“ When I was looking back over old OT journals from the 1970s, I was shocked to see adverts for products that haven’t changed in nearly 40 years” </li></ul><ul><li>One of UK’s leading occupational therapists (OTs), qualified in 1973 </li></ul><ul><li>Fellow of College of OT (2006) & awarded OBE (2007) </li></ul>OT
  22. 22. www blog: twitter: Ikea The battle of the bland… <ul><li>Ugly, clinical looking assistive equipment </li></ul><ul><li>= DEPRESSING </li></ul><ul><li>Grateful helped to keep independence </li></ul><ul><li>Frustrated as home looked more like </li></ul><ul><li>hospital </li></ul><ul><li>Surely this CAN’T be the way it has to be… </li></ul><ul><li>Looked for alternative mainstream </li></ul><ul><li>products that did same/similar job </li></ul><ul><li>Aware people can benefit from learning & </li></ul><ul><li>support of others with similar experiences </li></ul>
  23. 23. www blog: twitter:
  24. 24. Enabled by Design’s ethos www blog: twitter: <ul><li>Time to recognise people for being just that, people </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>move away from ill-informed stereotypes </li></ul><ul><li>applied to ageing & disability </li></ul><ul><li>Our ethos: </li></ul><ul><li>Believe world is made up of people with range </li></ul><ul><li>of abilities, each person having own personal strengths & qualities </li></ul><ul><li>Passionate about harnessing strengths to </li></ul><ul><li>empower people to live as independently as </li></ul><ul><li>possible </li></ul>Stereo- types
  25. 25. Design for All (DfA) www blog: twitter: Design for All (DfA): Design philosophy targeting use of products, services & systems by as many people as possible without need for adaptation. Design for All is design for human diversity, social inclusion & equality. Closely related to Inclusive Design & Universal Design Result: Products & services suitable for general public including older people & people with disabilities Important note: One design can never truly be accessible to all, so important to know audience & needs
  26. 26. Accessibility for the Masses www blog: twitter: <ul><li>Mainstreaming accessibility: </li></ul><ul><li>Remove stigma attached to independent living products </li></ul><ul><li>Make people's lives bit easier & more manageable </li></ul>Mainstreaming accessibility
  27. 27. www blog: twitter: “ Usability rules the web” – Jakob Nielsen (IT expert, writer and advisor on software and web design)
  28. 28. Design for All goes Mobile www blog: twitter: Mobile tech <ul><li>Mobile tech no longer the </li></ul><ul><li>reserve of rich/business people </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility needs to reflect </li></ul><ul><li>this </li></ul><ul><li>Needn’t mean different/niche </li></ul><ul><li>Design for All key to this </li></ul><ul><li>Principles relevant to mobile </li></ul><ul><li>phones, user interfaces, support services, apps… </li></ul><ul><li>Usability and good communication important too </li></ul>
  29. 29. Usability – The Golden Rules www blog: twitter: <ul><li>Simply presented information </li></ul><ul><li>Content reduced to essentials </li></ul><ul><li>Manageable logical structure </li></ul><ul><li>Intuitive usability </li></ul><ul><li>Uniform appearance, consistently designed </li></ul><ul><li>Good design and appealing graphics </li></ul><ul><li>Quick delivery of information </li></ul>Taken from ‘ The Little Know It All – Common sense for designers’ – Die Gestalten Verlag ISBN: 978-3-89955-167-9 The Little Know-It-All
  30. 30. My Golden Rule - Communication www blog: twitter: <ul><li>Talk to your audience – </li></ul><ul><li>as wide a cross section as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to them </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback is indispensible </li></ul><ul><li>Do this throughout the process from start to end </li></ul><ul><li>But don’t let that be the end, carry on communicating! </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility standards and guidelines alone are not enough </li></ul>Commun-ication
  31. 31. www blog: twitter: Questions? Thank you for listening!
  32. 32. Where to find us: www blog: twitter: Website: Facebook: Twitter: @enabledby or Email: [email_address]