Why Inclusive Design is like cooking curry

At Accessibility Scotland 2017 Heydon Pickering talked about how cooking a good curry is superficially complex, and quite time consuming.
There are a lot of ingredients and steps to remember. But once you’ve learned a few core principles, you start turning out a lot less flavorless gloop.

Accessible everyone

At Accessibility Scotland 2017, Michael Crabb explained that when we are designing services with accessibility in mind there are so many different things that we need to think about. Like, who benefits from an accessible system, what sort of challenges do we as developers and designers need to overcome, and… what is meant accessibility in the first place!?

Euans’ Guide

At Accessibility Scotland 2017, Kiki MacDonald and Paul Ralph talked about the journey of building the disabled access review website, Euans’ Guide. They talked about  some of the challenges and opportunities that digital accessibility had brought.

Accessibility and possibility

At Accessibility Scotland 2017, Graham Pullin discussed how accessibility is often, is usually, framed in terms of removing barriers and solving problems. And in the light of so much exclusion, this is of course a valid and important perspective. Yet there are other frames of mind in which to engage with inclusion, more open-ended, more open-minded. Graham introduces examples of exploratory projects such as Social Sewing and the Inclusive Fashion and Design Collective, that open up new possibilities for access, to services and to each other.

Design for everyone

At Accessibility Scotland 2017, Susan Fulton talked about the ethos of designing inclusively within our built environment and elaborating upon the reasons why inclusive schemes should be provided. She also highlighted some of the barriers facing both the designers and society.
Susan provided some great examples of how designers can achieve an inclusive design.