“The principle behind all design is human dignity.”
~ Richard Buchanan, Keynote presentation at Interaction ’11
After last week’s presentations in class, I’d like to share a great video to supplement Quincy and my presentation on Accessibility:
Learn more about Jimmy Chandler: http://www.ixda.org/resources/jimmy-chandler-accessibility-not-checklist
In this video, Jimmy Chandler discusses accessibility problems and solutions in a fun and interesting way. He brings up concepts we’ve discussed in class, but also provides 10 quick tips on how to improve your product’s accessibility. Chandler even suggests a solution for the mean-error-message issue on forms that the class discussed last week. He really does put things into perspective, and his talk is pretty inspiring while still being entertaining, so I would be sure to check it out.
Personally, I find accessibility very important. My interest stems from my grandmother living with my family for most of my life, and I really can’t imagine her not being able to do something. She’s the most talkative and friendly person I’ve ever met; everyone (including guests) at the new health care center she stays at knows her by name. She’s also the reason I wanted to focus my thesis on the elderly.