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!?
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.
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.