“Nothing About Us Without Us” may be a long-standing maxim within the disability rights movement but a sizeable proportion of creators of digital content appear yet to receive the memo.
Get an overview of who makes up the more than 60 million people who live with some form of physical, cognitive, sensory, mental health or other disability in America.
In the wake of major social and political changes over the past decades, leading companies are taking steps to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion. Yet progress in most sectors remains tepid. Programs designed to increase diversity and inclusion in the workplace often fail. So that leads to a natural question: What’s actually working?
Designing workplaces for “the average person” used to be philosophy aimed at satisfying most of the people, most of the time. But that also excluded a lot of people who didn’t fit the average. People at work expect — and deserve — diverse options that allow them to have the same opportunities as everyone else. The emerging field of inclusive design offers strategies for everyone at work to achieve their potential.
‘Aesthetics and accessibility don’t need to be at odds with each other,’ says disabled designer Alex Haagaard
For some, going to the zoo can be just too much. That’s why this summer the Sacramento Zoo partnered with a nonprofit and medical professionals to make the space more accessible to sensory sensitive individuals that live with autism, dementia, PTSD and similar conditions.
Design leaders at Google, Microsoft, Uber, and Dropbox share their perspective about the importance of empathy, inclusive design and diversity.
Diversity and inclusion: they’re topics many companies talk about, especially around the time of Pride — but how can we follow through with initiatives that make a difference?
Held every June to honor the legacy of the LGBTQ movement and the event that started it all, the 1969 Stonewall riots, Pride is a season to celebrate resilience, resistance and the vast spectrum of sexual and gender diversity.
A three-tiered framework for making human-centered design more inclusive of people with disabilities can help organizations improve their own programs.