Session type:

Workshop

Presented by:

Snigdha Ramkumar

User Vision

Session time:

31 May 11:30 13:00

Session duration:

90 minutes

About the session

While accessibility efforts have made great strides, they often focus on visible disabilities, leaving gaps in accommodating cognitive differences. To that end, the purpose of this workshop is to raise more awareness about neurodiversity through interactive activities.

Participants will learn more about cognitive disabilities, challenges faced by users online, and the processes used to identify potential accessibility issues. While understanding the importance of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), the session also notes its limitations and emphasises the need for a more tailored approach.

The workshop also includes activities centred around the need for adaptability in design. The session concludes with the importance of embracing neurodiversity to create a truly inclusive online experience.

Participant takeaways:

  • Recognise the importance of accommodating neurodiverse individuals
  • Connecting accessibility issues with the internationally accepted standard for accessibility
  • Consider factors beyond WCAG that will benefit users with neurodiverse needs
  • Explore interesting research and software that people can use to tailor their own experience.
  • Learn how digital platforms can allow users to adapt content to their preferences while embracing the concept of universal design.

Themes:

Accessibility and Inclusive Design, Neurodiversity

This session:

  • Includes interaction
  • Has no session number cap

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