TATIANA MAC

@TatianaTMac

Not a burden, a lift

Accessibility

Collaboration

1. act of working together; united labor, especially in literary or scientific work.

collaboration

Google ngram of collaboration, 1800-2000

collaborare

to work with

collaborateur

INDIVIDUAL

A body of poor students called collaborateurs… who assist the more wealthy but less advanced.

—H. C. ROBINSON Diary (1801)

1. an associate in labor, one who works with another

collaborateur

Romantic era

1800 — 1850, Europe

Individualism

self

others

Byronic hero

Blake

solitary genius

A body of poor students called collaborateurs… who assist the more wealthy but less advanced.

—H. C. ROBINSON Diary (1801)

Poor help rich

Rich benefit

Poor disadvanged

1. act of working together; united labor, especially in literary or scientific work.

collaboration

2. situation of people working with an enemy who has taken control of their country

Google ngram of collaboration, 1800-2000

INDIVIDUAL

At this moment, with France newly liberated and the witch-hunt for collaborators in full swing.

—GEORGE ORWELL Diary (1801)

Google ngram of collaboration, 1800-2000

collaborateur

to work with
the enemy—Axis

Japan's incredibly low crime rate

In 2013, Japan's gun homicide rate was 0.01 per 100,000 people,
while America's rate was 3.5
350 times the rate of Japan.

2016

CW: disabled death

1944

Google ngram of collaboration, 1800-2000

WWII

Law for the Prevention of Progeny with Hereditary Diseases

“life unworthy of life”

 

“useless eaters”

Threatened to kill hundreds of disabled people during his shift.

 

He wanted them to disappear.

My goal is a world in which the severely disabled can be euthanised, with their guardians' consent, if they are unable to live at home and be active in society."

"

Sound familiar?

Nothing—particularly in matters of injustice—is
ever a coincidence

TATIANA MAC

@TatianaTMac

Not a burden, a lift

Accessibility

Ableism

a system that places value on people’s bodies and minds based on societally constructed ideas of normalcy, intelligence, excellence, and productivity. These constructed ideas are deeply rooted in anti-Blackness, Eugenics, colonialism, and capitalism.

Talila TL Lewis

CW: Black and Native death

an intersectionality of hate

Ableism as the foundation of access

in the sense considered here refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments so as to be usable by people with disabilities (Wikipedia)

accessibility

the practice of making your websites usable by as many people as possible. ... [it] also benefits other groups such as those using mobile devices, or those with slow network connections (MDN)

accessibility

We are not giving something to disabled people by creating access

We are simply not taking something away that we don’t take from most nondisabled people

Access is a right.

the concept of not only providing access to all, but removing intentional and systemic inaccess from any

accessibility

The inaccess is intentional.
It is a byproduct
of ableism.

While our individual decisions might not be intentionally harmful and inaccessible, the system that makes it easy for us to cause it absolutely is.

Individualism

self

others

Accessibility teams of one

MYTHS

One person cannot dismantle infrastructural inacess

Create axes of accessibility

METHODS

BUILD

CONTENT

DESIGN

BUILD

CONTENT

DESIGN

Writer

Designer

Engineer

Contextual

Visual

Semantic

Hierarchy means different things
 

Contextual

Visual

Semantic

BUILD

CONTENT

DESIGN

Writer

Designer

Engineer

Contextual

Visual

Semantic

Subhead

HEADLINE

Subhead

Copy

Copy

<h1>

<p>

<p>

Headline

Contextual

Semantic

Headline

Subhead

Copy

<h1>

<p>

<p>

Contextual

Semantic

Headline

Subhead

Copy

<h1>

<p>

<p>

BUILD

CONTENT

DESIGN

Writer

Designer

Engineer

ENG

UX WRITER

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

DESIGN

Start with collaboration

MYTHS

Collaboration

Add cooperation/
coordination

METHODS

Collaboration

Cooperation

Coordination

PLANNING

EXECUTING

SHARING

prefers-reduced-motion
usePrefersReducedMotion

Wrote a hook

(helper function)

executed

educated

excited

designed static exp
code comments/
design docs
shared/evangalised

a concept that reflects the extra development work that arises when easier-to-implement code is used in the short run is used instead of applying the best overall solution.

technical debt

a concept that reflects intentionally including time for foundational development work that may take longer now, but pays interest long term

technical savings

Accessibility is a nice to have/no budget

MYTHS

Make accessibility a success criterion

METHODS

Don’t let deadlines dictate done.

Not knowing how to "end" is not a reason not to start.

Challenge the notion of done.

Ideals of perfectionism

Ideals of perfectionism are concepts of white supremacy.

Creating access is never over.

Who are we missing?

How do we serve them better?

How are we sharing what we learned?

Creating true access requires dismantling ableism within ourselves and our systems.

TATIANA MAC

@TatianaTMac

Systems

Systems

Systems

Systems

Systems

Systems

of

of

of

of

of

of

Building
Socially-Inclusive Design Systems

TATIANA MAC

TATIANA MAC

@TatianaTMac

Banal

B

ur

0

nary

1

How

Privilege

Defines

Performance

TATIANA MAC

@TatianaTMac

When we work together

We can lift together

Accessibility: Not a burden, a lift

By Tatiana Mac

Accessibility: Not a burden, a lift

The lack of accessibility in our industry is becoming worse with a dire impact. Disabled creators and users are systemically excluded from the digital world, which was conceived to provide access to knowledge. At our worse, we completely invalidate and ignore disabled folks and accessibility altogether. At “best," accessibility practices are often siloed to a few key (nondisabled) instigators within even the largest organisations. We can turn this around. We’ll talk day-to-day tactics for how to make accessibility a cross-functional responsibility, how to get “buy in” for the work, and how to make meaningful, systemic and incremental change on your teams.

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