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Canada’s new accessibility laws should focus on employment, inclusive buildings, transport 

The priorities, which were laid out in a report and released by the federal government Monday, summarize eight months of consultations held with Canadians from coast to coast. Carla Qualtrough Qualtrough, the minister tasked with crafting laws to make Canada more accessible to people with disabilities, says employment will be a key focus of her efforts.  (JUSTIN TANG / THE CANADIAN PRESS)   By MICHELLE MCQUIGGEThe Canadian Press Mon., May 29, 2017 Public consultations on Canada’s first national law for d……

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Former Microsoft design director on shaping Hololens, Xbox and Cortana with inclusive design thinking

Kat Holmes is the former principal director of Inclusive Design at Microsoft. In this episode, we talk about the definition of inclusive design, take an inside look at her “special ops” design unit, and dive into the best method for deploying human-centered design.

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5 Ways to Make Your Web Content More Neurodiversity Inclusive | NOS Magazine

When most people think about accessibility in technology, their first thought may be about accessibility for blind or D/deaf people: captioning, visual descriptions or Braille conversion. Blind and D/deaf people aren’t the only ones who benefit from inclusive technology, though. Autistic people, people with learning disabilities, people with ADHD and other neurodivergent people also have access needs that site designers and developers can meet. Here are five ways you can make your websites and apps more accessible for neurodivergent people.

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What the Heck Is Inclusive Design? ◆ 24 ways

Recently, I’ve been using the term “inclusive design” and calling myself an “inclusive designer” a lot.

I’m not sure where I first heard it or who came up with it, but the terminology feels like a good fit for the kind of stuff I care to do when I’m not at a pub or asleep.

This article is about what I think “inclusive design” means and why I think you might like it as an idea.Isn’t ‘inclusive design’ just ‘accessibility’ by another name?

No, I don’t think so. But that’s not to say the two concepts aren’t…

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Web Accessibility: The Inclusive Way to Boost Your Bottom Line | Lullabot

A very good read [Ed..]

Yes, it is about recognizing humanity in all of its diversity and doing our very best to give everyone the experience they came for. However, making websites accessible isn’t a charitable act. It’s not a nod to an edge-case scenario to satisfy a requirement somewhere, nor is it about spending money to put in features that are only going to benefit a few people to give us the warm fuzzies inside. At the end of the day, it’s good business.  After all, we’re talking about impacting 56.7 million potential users…

Cyclical Non-inclusiveness

Usually we disregard accessibility because we don’t realize the large impact of that decision. As human beings, we collectively suffer from something called the “False-Consensus Effect”.

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How You’re Insulting 285,000,000 Accessibility Users

When we think about Website Accessibility people often think about responsive designs, there’s so much more. No longer are we able to design and create an incredible website with such ease – we used to just come up with a great looking design, as long as those colours worked and you had a navigation, heck people were happy! It’s only now we start to live by a philosophy that every user matters. That’s why now our focus has shifted into thinking about accessibility, or at least that’s what we should be thinking about.

Every user matters, not just the majority

Accessibility, in my view, is one of the leading factors that Web Designers and Front-End Developers need to be concentrating in. Governments, Schools, Businesses and people around the globe have all considered it for years, but it was slow off the mark when it came to the web. You may have noted that in the past, most websites just concentrated on design and appearance, it’s only with the rapid growth of UX Design that accessibility is a focus.

Conclusion

For the majority of us, we’re probably already doing half of these things without realizing it, only we just need to tweak our ways slightly to benefit not only ourselves, but those millions of disabled and impaired users too. Before we embark on our next project, it’s probably worth looking over the related Government Acts above, check their guidance and use it the best we can. Small adaptations in our thought process can help us build a better more accessible website.

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