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Waiting For The World To Change

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The future belongs to a very different kind of person who understands where design really fits in the web process. When it comes to Universal Design and Accessibility, we should be asking 'why not?' rather than 'why?' This session will discuss ways Universal Design overcomes the obstacles in basic human communication and interactions in order to move people to action. Learn to overcome the limitations of the traditional definition of design, engage people, as well as communities, and create meaningful 'organizational stories' that relate to people regardless of their abilities.

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Waiting For The World To Change

  1. 1. Waiting on The World To Change Engage your audience with Universal Design John Slatin Access University 2009 Thursday, October 8, 2009
  2. 2. Why This Presentation Now? Thursday, October 8, 2009
  3. 3. Why This Presentation Now? The culmination of 3 things Thursday, October 8, 2009
  4. 4. Last Year At Access U We Met Molly Mahoney The movie is about her feeling stuck Thursday, October 8, 2009
  5. 5. This is Julian. Thursday, October 8, 2009
  6. 6. This is Julian. What’s Excess Ability? Thursday, October 8, 2009
  7. 7. This is Julian. What’s Excess Ability? Thursday, October 8, 2009
  8. 8. This is Julian. What’s Accessibility? Thursday, October 8, 2009
  9. 9. More Questions Thursday, October 8, 2009
  10. 10. More Questions What Was His Name? Thursday, October 8, 2009
  11. 11. More Questions What Was His Name? Did that guy ever get what he needed? Thursday, October 8, 2009
  12. 12. Thursday, October 8, 2009
  13. 13. This is Julian. Thursday, October 8, 2009
  14. 14. This is Julian. Then what’s the point of all those rules? Thursday, October 8, 2009
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  17. 17. In all seriousness he had a very valid point. Thursday, October 8, 2009
  18. 18. The seven principles of universal design Equitable Use Size & Space Flexible Appropriate Use Low Simple & Physical Intuitive Effort Tolerance Perceptible For Error Information Thursday, October 8, 2009
  19. 19. The seven principles of universal design Equitable Use because it Size & Space Appropriate Flexible Use allowed me to use examples Low Simple & that people could Physical Effort Intuitive relate to that weren’t digital Tolerance For Error Perceptible Information Thursday, October 8, 2009
  20. 20. Things I kept hearing or saying There is a reason for everything but its not that tool you are using to check your work... Kelsey Ruger Thursday, October 8, 2009
  21. 21. Things I kept hearing or saying There is a reason for everything but its not that tool you are using to check your work... Kelsey Ruger It’s Not About A Checklist... Whitney Quesenberry Thursday, October 8, 2009
  22. 22. Things I kept hearing or saying There is a reason for everything but its not that tool you are using to check your work... Kelsey Ruger It’s Not About A Checklist... Whitney Quesenberry It has to be baked in... Martha Stewart Thursday, October 8, 2009
  23. 23. idea marathonas a method we use to improve processes Thursday, October 8, 2009
  24. 24. When will we get a chance to... Thursday, October 8, 2009
  25. 25. The seven principles of universal design Equitable Use Size & Space Flexible Appropriate Use Low Simple & Physical Intuitive Effort Tolerance Perceptible For Error Information Thursday, October 8, 2009
  26. 26. Waiting On The World To Change John Mayer Thursday, October 8, 2009
  27. 27. Waiting On The World To Change John Mayer Thursday, October 8, 2009
  28. 28. The song focuses on his generations’ inaction in regard to current world conditions Thursday, October 8, 2009
  29. 29. Well, I'll just watch American Idol because I know if I were engaged in changing anything for the better, or the better as I see it, it would go unnoticed or be completely ineffective. A lot of people have that feeling John Mayer Thursday, October 8, 2009
  30. 30. powerless Have you ever felt to take the necessary actions for positive change? Thursday, October 8, 2009
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  32. 32. Have you ever felt like this? Thursday, October 8, 2009
  33. 33. over time we got techniques and guidelines to improve accessibility wcag 2.0 wcag 1.0 css but that really wasn’t html enough Thursday, October 8, 2009
  34. 34. the techniques tell us how-to make things accessible instead of why we make things accessible Thursday, October 8, 2009
  35. 35. businesses are about more than financials & accounting Thursday, October 8, 2009
  36. 36. accessibility is about more than rules & techniques Thursday, October 8, 2009
  37. 37. Have you noticed that the world is changing? Thursday, October 8, 2009
  38. 38. nically We are more tech edgoint wlother p bliseory eain h t noany k than Thursday, October 8, 2009
  39. 39. n e lo a y ills ke e sk the ss d ’t n en ucc r r a a e Le re s f utu Thursday, October 8, 2009 to
  40. 40. technology Sometimes makes it harder to make things accessible Thursday, October 8, 2009
  41. 41. in fact... we start to lose focus of the things that matter. Thursday, October 8, 2009
  42. 42. Decisions and processes built completely on rules & techniques instead of the user Thursday, October 8, 2009
  43. 43. Clearly the way things work is broken Thursday, October 8, 2009
  44. 44. What does all this mean? Thursday, October 8, 2009
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  46. 46. We should teach the why and the how of accessibility. Thursday, October 8, 2009
  47. 47. We should be teaching that universal design is more than the technical bits we learn Thursday, October 8, 2009
  48. 48. 3 myths & misc oncep tions Thursday, October 8, 2009
  49. 49. Myth: The company won’t let me do what I need to do. Thursday, October 8, 2009
  50. 50. Truth: You are the company Thursday, October 8, 2009
  51. 51. Myth: My skills matter most. Thursday, October 8, 2009
  52. 52. Truth: Your skill may very well be an achilles heel if it’s all you depend on. Thursday, October 8, 2009
  53. 53. Myth: works just Our process fine thank you very much. Thursday, October 8, 2009
  54. 54. Truth: The fordist model of management and projects doesn’t work in this environment. Thursday, October 8, 2009
  55. 55. Business projects aren’t part of a newtonian machine of mechanical laws. an t It’s I t’s . I abou les ism d inven t r ru n gan or es an adop tion, e ew d o F liv thes tion and base rial rea flexi st b bility indu els mod The old rules don’t convert well in an age of service, information and technology Thursday, October 8, 2009
  56. 56. Making It Holistic Strategy (the what) Operational (the how) Principles People Desire Needs Tools Process Accessibility Goes Here Techniques Go Here Thursday, October 8, 2009
  57. 57. The Basic Steps Toward Engaging Your Audience 2: p 1: t tep Step Ste wha S n Don’ 3: t Lear al t fo rge hink s cus Fo niver on t yo u t sign. U ign mech he e t d Des anica abou l. : Ste p 4 p 5: Ste e Go 6: r Bey tep nd Mo s on Alt, ond S asi an HT h a ph h and ML Teac at. em e t epe pe opl ons. CSS R i so lut Thursday, October 8, 2009
  58. 58. What else should you do? Thursday, October 8, 2009
  59. 59. n is desig t. rsal even nive t an ng u s no raci ces emb a pro eally it is to r that key ing The tand unders Thursday, October 8, 2009
  60. 60. Don’t let accessibili ty be an afterthought. Thursday, October 8, 2009
  61. 61. Use a story to tell your story, facts aren’t always as impactful.ies a rd. Stor re more e on boa people. eopl for most get p gful ry to eanin a sto nd m Use ful a impact Thursday, October 8, 2009
  62. 62. Belief is as important as skill.. maybe more. Thursday, October 8, 2009
  63. 63. Be Committed You can't expect employees to believe lofty goal that you don't believe in and commit to first. Not committing to the steps needed to put the advice into action will result in very little progress. Thursday, October 8, 2009
  64. 64. The seven principles of universal design Equitable Use Size & Space Flexible Appropriate Use Low Simple & Physical Intuitive Effort Tolerance Perceptible For Error Information Thursday, October 8, 2009
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  67. 67. Thanks Again! Kelsey Ruger http://www.twitter.com/themoleskin http://www.linkedin.com/in/kelseyruger http://www.themoleskin.com kelsey@themoleskin.com Thursday, October 8, 2009

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