The Sessions

Inclusive UX: We are all disabled, or soon might be.

Monday, July 27, 2015 at 11:15 AM

Location: Room 3

By design, the Web was meant as a universal platform where everyone could easily access information. But ask anyone who has a disability impacting how they use computers and you will soon discover that for many, navigating the Web is often a frustrating experience. But does it have to be this way? Technology has now come to a point where the blind can read webpages and the deaf can listen to YouTube videos. What stands in the way of freely and successfully using the Web is often the very people who are building its content. And these people aren’t just jeopardizing users with disabilities – they’re putting us all at risk of being one day excluded from a platform that has already risen to the rank of basic needs in today’s society. For under the “right context”, we are all disabled. In this session, we will look at some of the digital barriers encountered on the Web, and what it means to create truly accessible experiences for everyone.

 

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