Inclusive Design For A Digital World

Inclusive Design for a Digital World
Publisher Apress
Release Date
Category Computers
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781484250167
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews

What is inclusive design? It is simple. It means that your product has been created with the intention of being accessible to as many different users as possible. For a long time, the concept of accessibility has been limited in terms of only defining physical spaces. However, change is afoot: personal technology now plays a part in the everyday lives of most of us, and thus it is a responsibility for designers of apps, web pages, and more public-facing tech products to make them accessible to all. Our digital era brings progressive ideas and paradigm shifts – but they are only truly progressive if everybody can participate. In Inclusive Design for a Digital World, multiple crucial aspects of technological accessibility are confronted, followed by step-by-step solutions from User Experience Design professor and author Regine Gilbert. Think about every potential user who could be using your product. Could they be visually impaired? Have limited motor skills? Be deaf or hard of hearing? This book addresses a plethora of web accessibility issues that people with disabilities face. Your app might be blocking out an entire sector of the population without you ever intending or realizing it. For example, is your instructional text full of animated words and Emoji icons? This makes it difficult for a user with vision impairment to use an assistive reading device, such as a speech synthesizer, along with your app correctly. In Inclusive Design for a Digital World, Gilbert covers the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 requirements, emerging technologies such as VR and AR, best practices for web development, and more. As a creator in the modern digital era, your aim should be to make products that are inclusive of all people. Technology has, overall, increased connection and information equality around the world. To continue its impact, access and usability of such technology must be made a priority, and there is no better place to get started than Inclusive Design for a Digital World. What You’ll Learn The moral, ethical, and high level legal reasons for accessible design Tools and best practices for user research and web developers The different types of designs for disabilities on various platforms Familiarize yourself with web compliance guidelines Test products and usability best practices Understand past innovations and future opportunities for continued improvement Who This Book Is For Practitioners of product design, product development, content, and design can benefit from this book.

Inclusive Design for a Digital World
  • Author : Regine M. Gilbert
  • Publisher : Apress
  • Release Date : 2019-12-19

What is inclusive design? It is simple. It means that your product has been created with the intention of being accessible to as many different users as possible. For a long time, the concept of accessibility has been limited in terms of only defining physical spaces. However, change is afoot:

Inclusive Design
  • Author : P.John Clarkson,Roger Coleman,Simeon Keates,Cherie Lebbon
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-06-29

Inclusive Design: What's in It for Me? presents a comprehensive review of current practice in inclusive design. With emphasis on new ideas for improvement and arguments for wider implementation in future, a unique combination of leading opinions on inclusive design from both industry and academia are offered. The theme throughout

  • Author : Kat Holmes
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-09

How inclusive methods can build elegant design solutions that work for all. Sometimes designed objects reject their users: a computer mouse that doesn't work for left-handed people, for example, or a touchscreen payment system that only works for people who read English phrases, have 20/20 vision, and use a credit card.

Inclusive Design for Organisations
  • Author : Jonathan Hassell
  • Publisher : Rethink Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09

Most organisations are oblivious to, or terrified about, web accessibility. In this book, award-winning international accessibility thought-leader Jonathan Hassell shows you how to transform your organisation to consistently and cost-efficiently create websites, mobile apps and other digital products that are usable for all of your customers.

Building For Everyone
  • Author : Annie Jean-Baptiste
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2020-08-20

Diversity and Inclusion to build better products from the front lines at Google Establishing diverse and inclusive organizations is an economic imperative for every industry. Any business that isn’t reaching a diverse market is missing out on enormous revenue potential and the opportunity to build products that suit their

Inclusive Design Patterns
  • Author : Heydon Pickering
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-05-17

We make inaccessible and unusable websites and apps all the time, but it's not for lack of skill or talent. It's just a case of doing things the wrong way. We try to build the best experiences we can, but we only make them for ourselves and for people like

Culturally Inclusive Instructional Design
  • Author : Charlotte Gunawardena,Casey Frechette,Ludmila Layne
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-07-05

As online courses and digital learning enable more people from more places to learn together, it is crucial for instructional design to incorporate diverse cultural perspectives. Culturally Inclusive Instructional Design provides a framework for thinking about culture in digital learning, offering insight into how to build inclusive online communities that

Design Justice
  • Author : Sasha Costanza-Chock
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2020-03-03

An exploration of how design might be led by marginalized communities, dismantle structural inequality, and advance collective liberation and ecological survival. What is the relationship between design, power, and social justice? “Design justice” is an approach to design that is led by marginalized communities and that aims expilcitly to challenge,

Designing Inclusive Systems
  • Author : Patrick Langdon,John Clarkson,Peter Robinson,Jonathan Lazar,Ann Heylighen
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-03-09

The Cambridge Workshops on Universal Access and Assistive Technology (CWUAAT) are a series of workshops held at a Cambridge University College every two years. The workshop theme: “Designing inclusion for real-world applications” refers to the emerging potential and relevance of the latest generations of inclusive design thinking, tools, techniques, and

Designing a More Inclusive World
  • Author : Simeon Keates,John Clarkson,Patrick Langdon,Peter Robinson
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06

Designing inclusively is no longer an option for companies. It is a business essential. Global populations are getting older, legislation is increasingly prohibitive of unnecessary exclusion and consumer attitudes are beginning to change. Exclusivity is out, inclusivity is in. Research communities the world over are responding to this change in

Tragic Design
  • Author : Jonathan Shariat,Cynthia Savard Saucier
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Release Date : 2017-04-19

Bad design is everywhere, and its cost is much higher than we think. In this thought-provoking book, authors Jonathan Shariat and Cynthia Savard Saucier explain how poorly designed products can anger, sadden, exclude, and even kill people who use them. The designers responsible certainly didn’t intend harm, so what

Universal Access Through Inclusive Instructional Design
  • Author : Susie L. Gronseth,Elizabeth M. Dalton
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-09-24

Universal Access Through Inclusive Instructional Design explores the ways that educators around the world reduce barriers for students with disabilities and other challenges by planning and implementing accessible, equitable, high-quality curricula. Incorporating key frameworks such as Universal Design for Learning, these dynamic contributions highlight essential supports for flexibility in student

Universal Design for Web Applications
  • Author : Wendy Chisholm,Matt May
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Release Date : 2008

Describes how to use such standards-based technologies as XHTML, CSS, and Ajax to develop a variety of Web applications and devices.

Designing for Inclusion
  • Author : Patrick Langdon,Jonathan Lazar,Ann Heylighen,Hua Dong
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-04-16

This proceedings book presents papers from the 10th Cambridge Workshops on Universal Access and Assistive Technology. The CWUAAT series of workshops have celebrated a long history of interdisciplinarity, including design disciplines, computer scientists, engineers, architects, ergonomists, ethnographers, ethicists, policymakers, practitioners, and user communities. This reflects the wider increasing realisation over

Digital Nation
  • Author : Anthony G. Wilhelm
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2006-02-17

The long-term social benefits of building an inclusive information society: a national action plan. As our social institutions migrate into cyberspace, the digitally disenfranchised face increasing hardships. What happens when—in search of quick and cheap fixes—a government office shuts down and is replaced by a public Web site?