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Denise Stephen's presentation at http://scriptingenabled covering the symptoms of MS and how inclusive web design can help make it easier to surf the web.


  • 1. Enabled by Design meets Scripting Enabled: Technology + Good Design = Scripting Enabled
  • 2. Hello my names Denise
  • 3. How do you think I managed to end up on crutches?
    • a). Skiing injury
    • b). Fell off while dancing on a table
    • c). I have Relapsing and Remitting MS
    • d). All of the above only kidding ; )
  • 4. The answer is c):
    • MS is a neurological condition that is unpredictable, variable and different
    • in every case.
    • So what sort of barriers does this cause?
  • 5. One of my main symptoms is extreme fatigue. http://bp2.blogger.com/_Tmz1g7GtJbg/RwHRUfxWVpI/AAAAAAAAAoo/le6dYrfVmKw/s1600-h/yawn.jpg
  • 6. Sometimes my eyes go a bit funny.
  • 7. and Im only one of many who has a visual impairment. http://www.weatherby.info/shazam/generalrubbish/PirateDog.jpg
  • 8. This can include: Blurred Vision http://www.innovativevision.co.uk/images/1_ottotipo_blur.jpg
  • 9. Double Vision http://k43.pbase.com/o4/93/130493/1/55554445.DSC07648.jpg
  • 10. Colour Distortion http://wfc3.gsfc.nasa.gov/MARCONI/images-basic/spectrum.jpg
  • 11. But its not always my eyesight thats affected, sometimes I feel like Im wearing Mickey Mouse gloves. http://www.laughingplacestore.com/images/products/6369L.jpg
  • 12. Sometimes Im in a wibbly wobbly world of my own. http://www.penguin.com.au/covers-jpg/9781846462740.jpg
  • 13. This means that typing, selecting from drop down menus and clicking on icons can be a bit of a nightmare!
    • Thus isn;t as esay as it looks1
  • 14. Sometimes my hearing seems muffled. http://www.allposters.com/-sp/Caution-Excessive-Sound-Levels-Posters_i410923_.htm
  • 15. And sometimes I suffer from. http://www.posterwire.com/wp-content/images/vertigo.jpg
  • 16. This can make life pretty unpredictable, but one thing is for certain.
    • Everyday will be different to the next!
    • And my needs will change from day to day.
  • 17. But everyone has different needs and abilities, so how do you meet everyones requirements at the same time.
    • This isnt strictly possible but one approach is:
  • 18. Universal Design according to my heroes at OXO:
    • Universal Design means the design of products usable by as many people as possible
    • The concept of Universal Design makes room for all users by taking as many needs as possible into consideration in the design process
    • Its important to note that Universal Design does not mean designing products fully usable by everybody, since there is no product that can truly fulfil the needs of all users
  • 19. Example of how OXoO uses Universal Design to make peoples lives easier.
    • OXO Good Grips Swivel Peeler
    • Ergonomic design
    • Pressure absorbing handle for comfort
    • Fatter handle for ease of grip
    • Non-slip rubber grip for added safety
    • This sort of inclusive design means that
    • their products are accessible to a much
    • wider audience.
  • 20. So why not apply this approach to online systems?
    • The good news is, thats exactly why youre here today!
  • 21. What is Enabled by Design?
  • 22. www.enabledbydesign.org
    • Enabled by Design is developing an online community that will support anyone looking to make adjustments to their lives through the use of assistive equipment, be it as a result of disability, injury or personal identified need. We aim to make independent living more accessible through the use of clever modern design.
  • 23.
    • We want to practice what we preach and its extremely important that our website will reflect this.
    And thats why were so excited about Scripting Enabled!
  • 24. One last thing before you go.
    • Usability rules the web
    • Jakob Nielsen
    • (IT expert, writer and advisor on software and web design)
  • 25. Usability The Golden Rules
    • Simply presented information
    • Content reduced to essentials
    • Manageable logical structure
    • Intuitive usability
    • Uniform appearance, consistently designed
    • Good design and appealing graphics
    • Quick delivery of information
    Taken from The Little Know It All Common sense for designers Die Gestalten Verlag ISBN: 978-3-89955-167-9 it has a nice chapter on Digital Media including a section on Web Design
  • 26.
    • Any questions?
    • Thank you for listening!
  • 27.
    • You can contact me here:
    • [email_address]
    • @dizzel or @enabledby