Overview What IS Accessibility? WHY Accessibility? Assistive Technology & Adaptations Simulations/Demonstrations Zero Divide Accessibility Process
What Accessibility is NOT
What IS Accessibility?
WHY Accessibility? 1 in 5 Americans have at least one disability Making things more “accessible” often helps those without official “disabilities” –Wheelchair access –Simplification of communication Universal Design is the goal!
Assistive Technology & Adaptations Technology that can enable individuals with special needs to live more efficiently and independently and participate in community activities –Low Tech –High Tech
A few examples of AT/Adaptations
Simulations/Demonstrations YOUR TURN! Understand the “why” a little better Sometimes the solution is SIMPLE and READILY AVAILABLE Adaptive mouse (with mouse practice)mouse practice Voice-recognition software Website accessibility –Effects of cognitive overloadEffects of cognitive overload –Low VisionLow Vision –Blindness (Visual & Auditory Activity)Visual & Auditory Activity
Questions & Discussion
Zero Divide Accessibility Phases Increased Accessibility! Assessment Plan Development Plan Implementation & Training Support