Universal Design Presentation
In this current era, to be a media creator in any capacity requires a working knowledge of design for accessibility. It is simply the right thing to do... and, minimally, it's the law. Universal Design takes it a step further by moving beyond providing separate experiences for persons with disabilities. It instead attempts to provide what everyone deserves; which is to be an equal participant in society. Universal Design is a philosophy that creates the opportunity for the abled and disabled to experience quality media together, at the same time, in the same place, on the same channel. The I-See-U framework takes this idea a step farther, as it aims to go beyond compliance with ADA and other regulations which focus on minimal, technical requirements to create media that maximizes the experiential quality for persons with disabilities and the world at large. [Author: Bill Fischer]
To learn more about why Universal Design Matters, watch this five part video lecture series by designer/advocate Jean Hanks.
Use this Slideshow to present a summary version of the Universal Design framework to your class or group.
Authors: Bill Fischer & Susan Bonner