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Minding The (Accessibility) Gap

with Kevin Huber

We'll be...

  1. Forming a common language
  2. Addressing common misconceptions
  3. Discussing the Curb Cut Effect
  4. Expanding accessibility

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What are your experiences?

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Disability

A mismatch between a person and their environment

Accessibility

Correcting this mismatch

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A few disability categoriesĀ 

  • Visual
  • Auditory
  • Mobility
  • Cognitive
  • Vestibular
  • Connectivity
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Misconception #1

Disabilities can always be seen

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Misconception #2

Disabilities are permanent

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Misconception #3

Disabilities are the same in all environments

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Misconception #4

Disabilities are all or nothing

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Misconception #5

Accessibility standards are conflicting and changing

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Misconception #6

Accessibility is optional

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Misconception #7

Building for accessibility takes time and resources from building for everyone else

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The Curb Cut Effect

When designing for accessibility benefits a larger community

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Curb Cut Effect Examples

  • Closed Captions
  • Artificial Nose
  • Explicit Labeling šŸ…“
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What are examples of the Curb Cut Effect- when designing for accessibility benefits a greater community?

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Let's get to business

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Pick 1-2 & Discuss

  1. How can we make meetings more accessible?Ā 

  2. How do you respond to resistance to accessibility?

  3. What disabilities are frequently under addressed in accessibility efforts?

  4. How can we include accessibility in our processes?

Let's Discuss!

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