The world is a wonderfully diverse place, abundant with people of different abilities. It’s a given that today’s designers need to be aware of accessibility issues at the beginning of a design project. Waiting until the end of a project to adjust for accessibility issues can be a recipe for disaster.
We can learn something from Karwai Pun, an interaction designer who is part of an accessibility group at Home Office Digital. She is working on the UK Government’s Service Optimization to make existing and new services better for their users. Karwai and the others on her team have created several dos and don’ts posters as a way of approaching accessibility from a design perspective.
Dos and don’ts on designing for accessibility
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Separate from the work the UK Government is doing, there is another issue which will become more important as the Baby Boomer generation begins to transition into retirement, and that is designing for senior citizens. Take a look at this video by Cordelia McGee Tubb (Cordelia Dillon on the internet), an accessibility engineer who focuses on design with senior citizens in mind.