Achieving Inclusive Environments Through Accessibility and Universal Design


Sina Bahram, Prime Access Consulting, Inc., USA

2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the world wide web. Universal inclusion regardless of physical or cognitive ability is one of the most profound tenants of the web. To explore how to achieve and implement this important goal, not only for web content but with a myriad of digital formats and content types, join Sina Bahram as he demonstrates how blind users navigate the web, touch screen interfaces, and standard computer environments. Along the way, Sina will cover the essentials of web accessibility. Standards such as WCAG 2.0 will be introduced through a hands-on demonstration of two parallel user experiences, one accessible and one inaccessible. Universal design principles that can be just as equally applied to technology development as physical layout will also be discussed within the context of museums and informal learning spaces.

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