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Useful resources and organisations promoting equality and justice in design

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Accessibility in Game Design

I recently had a chat with Steven Spohn of Ablegamers that will be going up soon on my channel and site. In it, we talked about what accessibility means not only for game designers but for the consumers who are playing games. Discussing the misconceptions and myths about accessibility made me think again about approachability and accessibility, and I wanted to take a chance to revise my thoughts on the topic.

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Getting Serious About Diversity: Enough Already with the Business Case

Summary.    Leaders may mean well when they tout the economic payoffs of hiring more women and people of color, but there is no research support for the notion that diversifying the workforce automatically improves a company’s performance.

This article critiques the popular rhetoric about diversity and revisits an argument the authors made 25 years ago: To fully benefit from increased racial and gender diversity, organizations must adopt a learning orientation and be willing to change the corporate culture and power structure.

Four actions are key for leaders: building trust and creating a workplace where people feel free to express themselves; actively combating bias and systems of oppression; embracing a variety of styles and voices inside the organization; and using employees’ identity-related knowledge and experiences to learn how best to accomplish the firm’s core work.

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Universal Design Summit 7

Universal Design Summit is a preeminent conference in North America, drawing experts in universal design from across the globe. UD Summit has traditionally focused on universal housing and inclusive communities. Event organizers are pleased to announce the expansion of UD Summit to include inclusive design in digital spaces.  Our current plan is to offer simultaneous virtual and in-person conferences.

UD Summit 7 will be held in May 2021 in St. Louis and attract several hundred designers, developers, builders, contractors, and architects from across the country and the globe. UD Summit 7 will provide exceptional content in the areas of affordable housing for all ages and abilities, universal design in public spaces, physical and digital community access, and universal design in digital spaces.  A pre-conference seminar will focus on ADA regulations and accessibility requirements for housing.  Continuing education credits will be offered through a variety of professional associations including AIA, IDCEC, IOTA and more.  Dozens of vendors of related products and services will be on display throughout the conference.  Opportunities abound to network with inclusive-minded professionals from varied industries.

If there is an imposing health risk to participants due to COVID-19, the event will be held virtually in the same time frame. Our current plan is to offer simultaneous virtual and in-person conferences.

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Innovating with People – Inclusive Design

Inclusive Design on Innovation for All from Design og arkitektur Norge on Vimeo.

Visit: http://www.innovatingwithpeople.net/innovating-with-people-en/

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My event: “Innovating with Universal Design”

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Companies want to innovate through “inclusive products and services”. The main question is “How to start” and “Where to start”.

It’s not about the market, it is about the people.

I will answer these questions in my new lecture, happening in SP, Brazil.

This very demanded lecture is available in Spanish and English.

Let me know if your University or business might be interested.

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS

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The Origins of Universal Design

Patricia Moore ’74 (industrial design) has long made an impact on the world through her work as an internationally renowned designer, gerontologist and author.

Her illustrious career of difference-making achievements was recognized in June by receiving a distinguished Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in the Design Mind category.

The National Design Awards — conceived by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and in its 20th year of existence — annually honors lasting success in American design. They recognize designers who exhibit excellence, innovation and enhancement of the quality of life. Moore was among the 11 category winners selected by a diverse jury group of designers and educators from around the country.

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eAccessibility with David Berman

eaccessibility course with David Berman - November 26 Enroll now"

eAccessibility with David Berman

Are you in Canada or United States and needs eAccessibility?

Meet David Berman

More information at his site: https://lnkd.in/dpwd49C

If you are from Canada and work with technology web accessibility inclusion online digital design inclusivedesign accessibledesign digitaldesign  join the following list: Inclusive Design Community
To manage your subscription, please visit: https://lnkd.in/d5aqmu5

Why Truly Accessible Design Benefits Everyone

Universal Design is better for all humans, not just the disabled

Illustration by Raquel Kalil

WWhen I became paralyzed at the age of 15, I learned to live by hacking. Can’t walk anymore? Hack ambulation with a wheelchair.

15 or so years later, I live more or less independently. I drive my own car and I live in a house. I even dress and feed myself. But I still rely on hacks every day. To drive my own car, it needed to be hacked with hand controls. To live in a house, it needed to be hacked with ramps. And when hacks don’t work, I have to absolutely and completely rely on the kindness of strangers. I don’t know if you’ve met many strangers, but I wouldn’t say they’re all kind.

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