Inclusive User Testing — Guelph Accessibility Conference
Embedded below are my slides from the Guelph Accessibility Conference. If the embed is a hassle for you, you can view the slides directly on SlideShare.
About the Photos
Slide 4 is a photo from the Save the Dream and Sasol joint National Sport Day in Qatar. Normally I am wary of “disability tourism”, but the event managed to raise awareness for inclusivity partly by including high-profile Qatari athletes.
Slide 7 is a scan of the notes of student who was creating a floor plan using nothing but sign language from the instructor.
Slide 11 is from a train station in Kutna Hora, Czech Republic. It is a bit unfair of me to use the image, since the metal tracks laid over the stairs are probably not for a wheelchair, but more likely for delivery carts. Regardless, the image is compelling as an analogue to poor bolt-on efforts.
Slide 13 is a photo from the Deaf-Blind Camp of Maryland visiting NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt. Campers ranged in age from 18 to 80 and had the opportunity to experience aspects of NASA that were otherwise unavailable to them.
None of the other images have much of a back-story to them, but instead just fit my narrative.
Full house at the Guelph Accessibility Conference. pic.twitter.com/KbnJGfM2WA
.@thebillygregory qualifies his role in #a11y in his #AccessConf2017 talk, “Becoming the Villain”. pic.twitter.com/RBite5D6rs
At “Accessible & Inclusive Design in the City” @ #AccessConf2017; looking forward to resource tweets after from @NellChitty & @fuhaivan. pic.twitter.com/dUKlGycsnX
Recurring theme in questions today at #AccessConf2017: How do I deal with vendor who does not honor a11y law?
Consider Blind Camp, MVSC when hiring testers with disability mvsc.ca/camps/blind-camp/… #a11y #accessconf2017 @aardrian
We like how @aardrian thinks! Incorporate inclusive design thinking into your user testing planning. @MemorySparx #accessconf2017 pic.twitter.com/y8AkGkqOxo
Let testers with disability bring & setup their own kit – laptop, adaptive technology they use in testing #a11y #accessconf2017 @aardrian
#AccessConf2017 @RubysDo is giving us a walk-through of JAWS and how to use it for testing. pic.twitter.com/V3hDNW1gYs
#AccessConf2017 Anne Pottier & Nancy Waite from McMaster University discuss a campus-wide captioning strategy. pic.twitter.com/cgPkVP1OyN
Update: July 28, 2017
Transcripts for the talks are available from the conference web site. Since the home page is just a long scroll of recent content, the transcripts may change address so I grabbed the PDF transcript from my talk and host it here. There is no video from my talk, and the transcript is off in places, but at least it’s available.
Separately, Accessible Media Inc. has posted its episode of AMI Inside that covers the conference. It is season 3 episode 16, broadcast on July 13, 2017.
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