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ACCESSIBILITY 

Through the Eyes "
of "
a DEAF Professional
Svetlana (Sveta) Kouznetsova!
World IA Day - New York City, NY...
– Tim Berners Lee
“The power of the Web is in its
UNIVERSALITY. "
Access by EVERYONE regardless
of "
DISABILITY "
is an es...
@svknyc/@audio_a11y
NOT EVERY person "
with a disability "
uses a WHEELCHAIR
@svknyc/@audio_a11y
@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
©2016 @svknyc/@audio_a11y
“Good people do not !
need laws to tell them !
to act responsibly, !
while bad people will find
a...
ACCESSIBILITY"
is !
EVERYONE’S"
responsibility
@svknyc/@audio_a11y
user research!
user interviews!
usability testing!
card sorting!
content strategy
@svknyc/@audio_a11y
Name *
Email *
Phone *
Message
SUBMIT
@svknyc/@audio_a11y
“DIVERSITY & INCLUSION”!
does NOT include!
people with disabilities
@svknyc/@audio_a11y
Video - w/o CC or
sound
@svknyc/@audio_a11y
Video - w/cc & sound
@svknyc/@audio_a11y
@svknyc/@audio_a11y
“We're objectifying disabled people "
for the benefit of non-disabled people.”
“These images, there are...
@svknyc/@audio_a11y
“We need to make "
EVERY SINGLE thing 

accessible to 

EVERY SINGLE person with a disability.”
– Stev...
Thank You!
• Accessibility, UX, PM Consulting

svknyc.com

@svknyc
• Audio Accessibility Consulting

audio-accessibility.c...
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World IA Day 2016 - Accessibility Through the Eyes of a Deaf Professional

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Overview of accessibility - how it overlaps with user experience and why it is universal design benefiting everyone. 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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World IA Day 2016 - Accessibility Through the Eyes of a Deaf Professional

  1. 1. ACCESSIBILITY 
 Through the Eyes " of " a DEAF Professional Svetlana (Sveta) Kouznetsova! World IA Day - New York City, NY - February 20, 2016! @svknyc & @audio_a11y
  2. 2. – Tim Berners Lee “The power of the Web is in its UNIVERSALITY. " Access by EVERYONE regardless of " DISABILITY " is an essential aspect.” @svknyc/@audio_a11y
  3. 3. @svknyc/@audio_a11y
  4. 4. NOT EVERY person " with a disability " uses a WHEELCHAIR @svknyc/@audio_a11y
  5. 5. @svknyc/@audio_a11y
  6. 6. @svknyc/@audio_a11y
  7. 7. DISABILITY " doesn’t discriminate against ! ANYONE @svknyc/@audio_a11y
  8. 8. The LARGEST minority in the world: @svknyc/@audio_a11y 1 billion = size of China" ($4 trillion market) @svknyc/@audio_a11y
  9. 9. ©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
  10. 10. ACCESSIBILITY" is ! EVERYONE’S" responsibility @svknyc/@audio_a11y
  11. 11. user research! user interviews! usability testing! card sorting! content strategy @svknyc/@audio_a11y
  12. 12. Name * Email * Phone * Message SUBMIT @svknyc/@audio_a11y
  13. 13. “DIVERSITY & INCLUSION”! does NOT include! people with disabilities @svknyc/@audio_a11y
  14. 14. Video - w/o CC or sound @svknyc/@audio_a11y
  15. 15. Video - w/cc & sound @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. @svknyc/@audio_a11y “We need to make " EVERY SINGLE thing 
 accessible to 
 EVERY SINGLE person with a disability.” – Stevie Wonder
  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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