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Why Accessibility is
Universal Design:
Svetlana (Sveta) Kouznetsova
NYC UXPA - New York City, NY - July 26, 2016
@svknyc &...
Disability Awareness
@svknyc / @audio_a11y
@svknyc / @audio_a11y
DISABILITY
doesn’t discriminate against
ANYONE
@svknyc / @audio_a11y
The LARGEST minority in the world:
@svknyc/@audio_a11y
1 billion = size of China
($4 trillion market)
@svknyc/@audio_a11y
Digital Accessibility
Based on
WCAG & Section 508
@svknyc/@audio_a11y
©2016 @svknyc/@audio_a11y
“Good people do not
need laws to tell them
to act responsibly,
while bad people will find
a way a...
Name *
Email *
Phone *
Message
SUBMIT
@svknyc/@audio_a11y
ACCESSIBILITY
is
EVERYONE’S
moral & social
responsibility
@svknyc/@audio_a11y
Media & Event
Accessibility for
Deaf & HOH People
@svknyc/@audio_a11y
Video - w/o CC or
sound
@svknyc/@audio_a11y
Video - w/cc & sound
@svknyc/@audio_a11y
“DIVERSITY & INCLUSION”
does NOT include
people with disabilities
@svknyc/@audio_a11y
… We are committed to making our events as
accessible to as many members as possible.
However, this event is just a networ...
Let’s eat Grandma!
Let’s eat , Grandma!
Punctuation saves lives…
@svknyc/@audio_a11y
@svknyc/@audio_a11y
“We're objectifying disabled people
for the benefit of non-disabled people.”
“These images, there are l...
Services
• Disability awareness workshops/trainings
• Digital accessibility strategy based on
WCAG / Section 508
• Consult...
Thank You!
• Accessibility, UX, PM Consulting

svknyc.com

@svknyc
• Audio Accessibility Consulting

audio-accessibility.c...
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Why Accessibility is Universal Design: Perspective from a Deaf Professional

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My presentation at NYC UXPA event explaining why accessibility and user experience are interchargeable and need to be considered from the start of each project.

Slides were used just for visual props, more information was shared during a live presentation. To learn more about accessibility, contact for consulting, training, and speaking engagements on: http://svknyc.com/contact.

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Why Accessibility is Universal Design: Perspective from a Deaf Professional

  1. 1. Why Accessibility is Universal Design: Svetlana (Sveta) Kouznetsova NYC UXPA - New York City, NY - July 26, 2016 @svknyc & @audio_a11y Perspective from a Deaf Professional
  2. 2. Disability Awareness @svknyc / @audio_a11y
  3. 3. @svknyc / @audio_a11y
  4. 4. DISABILITY doesn’t discriminate against ANYONE @svknyc / @audio_a11y
  5. 5. The LARGEST minority in the world: @svknyc/@audio_a11y 1 billion = size of China ($4 trillion market) @svknyc/@audio_a11y
  6. 6. Digital Accessibility Based on WCAG & Section 508 @svknyc/@audio_a11y
  7. 7. ©2016 @svknyc/@audio_a11y “Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.” - Plato @svknyc/@audio_a11y
  8. 8. Name * Email * Phone * Message SUBMIT @svknyc/@audio_a11y
  9. 9. ACCESSIBILITY is EVERYONE’S moral & social responsibility @svknyc/@audio_a11y
  10. 10. Media & Event Accessibility for Deaf & HOH People @svknyc/@audio_a11y
  11. 11. Video - w/o CC or sound @svknyc/@audio_a11y
  12. 12. Video - w/cc & sound @svknyc/@audio_a11y
  13. 13. “DIVERSITY & INCLUSION” does NOT include people with disabilities @svknyc/@audio_a11y
  14. 14. … We are committed to making our events as accessible to as many members as possible. However, this event is just a networking mixer and will not have a formal presentation. I do not foresee a need for interpreters at this particular event. I do hope you can join us! … @svknyc/@audio_a11y
  15. 15. Let’s eat Grandma! Let’s eat , Grandma! Punctuation saves lives… @svknyc/@audio_a11y
  16. 16. @svknyc/@audio_a11y “We're objectifying disabled people for the benefit of non-disabled people.” “These images, there are lots of them out there, they are what we call inspiration porn.” @svknyc/@audio_a11y – Stella Young
  17. 17. Services • Disability awareness workshops/trainings • Digital accessibility strategy based on WCAG / Section 508 • Consulting & training on media & event access for deaf & hard of hearing people @svknyc/@audio_a11y
  18. 18. Thank You! • Accessibility, UX, PM Consulting
 svknyc.com
 @svknyc • Audio Accessibility Consulting
 audio-accessibility.com
 @audio_a11y • Sound Is Not Enough: 
 Captioning as Universal Design
 audio-accessibility.com/book

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