Inclusive Design From The Start

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Accepted Session
Short Form
Scheduled: Thursday, June 23, 2011 from 3:45 – 4:30pm in B202/03

Excerpt

More and more FOSS projects are benefiting from a formal design process. This is an opportunity to see accessibility as a design requirement and integrate into earlier stages of the project's cycle as opposed to the afterthought it often is. In this talk we will see what a design process that integrates universal design looks like, and open the floor to discussion about inclusivity in design.

Description

Accessibility is commonly viewed as a dry formal requirement absent of any real beneficiary. It is all too often tacked on as reluctant “polish”.

In this talk we will blur the line between people with disabilities and “able-bodied” people and see how everybody benefits from inclusive design, and how good decisions from the start leave us with a more aesthetic product that is usable in more ways than we could have initially imagined.

We will use user interfaces in GNOME as a case study for good and inclusive design.

Speaking experience

Speaker

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    Biography

    Eitan Isaacson is a political activist, software engineer and accessibility advocate. He lives in Seattle and supports local coffee shops by making them his office.

    Sessions

      • Title: Inclusive Design From The Start
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: B202/03
      • Time: 3:454:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        More and more FOSS projects are benefiting from a formal design process. This is an opportunity to see accessibility as a design requirement and integrate into earlier stages of the project’s cycle as opposed to the afterthought it often is. In this talk we will see what a design process that integrates universal design looks like, and open the floor to discussion about inclusivity in design.

      • Speakers: Eitan Isaacson