MuseumLab at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is a recently completed isUD certified project that provides an inclusive place for visitors of all abilities, especially individuals with autism.
What’s the difference between accessible design and inclusive design?
The virus isn’t simply a health crisis; it is also a design problem.
This new normal risks being a society without disabled people, Amy Kavanagh writes.
Many people use accessibility and inclusive design as interchangeable terms. However, they are not the same thing. Accessibility is an outcome, and inclusive design is a process. As an outcome, accessibility is a thing that we measure — how well does a digital asset meet technical requirements such as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines? How easy is it for someone with a disability to use? Can people with different disabilities complete tasks?
Now more than ever it is important to amplify black voices, especially from people with disabilities. One easy and powerful way to do this is by following black people on social media and learning from their experiences. Our writer and editor Shannon has compiled a list of 8 black disabled women that are changing the game.
Google is introducing new technology to simplify smartphones for those with cognitive disabilities and it’s beefing up its map program to make it easier to know if destinations are accessible.
Music and dance are such universal parts of the human experience. They are fundamental to who we are. So, why is it that so many people assume the Deaf or hearing impaired community aren’t a part of these vibrant forms of expression?
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how humans use digital products. As usage numbers increase, we must think of everyone when designing.
“For anyone with a visual impairment, who has some sight, they know the feeling of leaning over and getting close to the screen,” explains Jason Grieves, who is a member of the Window’s Accessibility Team. “Doing that all day is tough on the body, on the back, but also tough on the eyes.”