What does someone who’s hard of hearing, someone with a severe ear infection, and a commuter on a packed subway who forgot their earphones have in common? They would all struggle to interact with audio content in a digital interface. There are two primary ways to approach design that can solve problems such as this: accessible design and inclusive design.
Category Archives: User Experiences
Meet the Dancer Combining Sign Language & Hip Hop
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?
How Architecture Could Help Us Adapt to the Pandemic
The virus isn’t simply a health crisis; it is also a design problem.
Lockdown Might Be Easing But Not For Disabled People Like Me
This new normal risks being a society without disabled people, Amy Kavanagh writes.
Zoom fatigue is something the deaf community knows very well
As work and life events go remote, people are increasingly sharing the feeling of “Zoom fatigue.” Little do they know they’re experiencing a sliver of what the deaf and hard of hearing undergo every day.
How COVID-19 impacts people with disabilities
Research shows people with disabilities are at risk for mental health problems.
Good design should be inclusive and accessible — but what’s the difference?
What does someone who’s hard of hearing, someone with a severe ear infection, and a commuter on a packed subway who forgot their earphones have in common?
Accessibility Tips for a Better Zoom/Virtual Meeting Experience
These tips are focused on the needs of deaf and hard of hearing participants in virtual workplace meetings
How to Make Your Virtual Meetings and Events Accessible to the Disability Community
Data from the Pew Research Center shows that disabled people are actually much less likely to use the internet, which may be in part because inaccessibility remains a serious barrier. So, let’s break down this barrier. Accessibility for virtual events should be a priority and central to the planning process from the beginning.
Why Netflix’s Crip Camp is a landmark for disability representation on screen
The Netflix documentary, executive produced by Barack and Michelle Obama, is groundbreaking in its depiction of people with disabilities and their fight for civil rights. Here’s why.