13-15 June 2018

Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

Accessible everyone

Session type:
Case Study

Session duration:
60 minutes

Presented by:

Michael Crabb

University of Dundee

About this Case Study

When we are designing services with accessibility in mind there are so many different things that we need to think about. Who benefits from an accessible system, what sort of challenges do we as developers and designers need to overcome, and…what is meant accessibility in the first place!?

In this case study, we're going to look at understanding a model of accessibility that includes permanent, temporary and situational accessibility challenges that are faced by members of society.

We're then going to move on to discuss the concept of ‘accessible everyone’, and will look at some examples of systems that have been created that focus on the UX of multi-user interaction, whilst still meeting the accessibility needs of individual people. We’ll look at the similarities and differences that exist between these ideas and how we can use them to think about accessible services that can help everyone.

About the Speaker

Michael is a lecturer at the University of Dundee. His early research focused on methods that can be used to design technology for older adults. His current work focuses on the user experience that is associated with accessible services, and currently examines the adoption of interactive experiences to place accessibility at their core.

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