Inclusive Design Toolkit turns 10

five members of the inclusive design group stand behind a table with the toolkit displayed. Each person is holding a card with a word. The words spell out 10 years inclusive design toolkit.The Inclusive Design Toolkit has proved to be an invaluable tool for designers and it’s received a revamp for its tenth birthday.  Also updated is the exclusion calculator which gives a great guide to how many potential users might be excluded from a design. The news bulletin from the Engineering Design Centre that produces the Toolkit and other resources has information on:

  • The tenth anniversary of the Inclusive Design Toolkit and what has been achieved in that time
  • New exclusion calculator for better assessment for vision and dexterity
  • E-commerce image guidelines for mobile phone viewing
  • Impairment simulator software for vision and hearing is now freely available and very handy for showing people what vision impairments look and sound like.

The Engineering Design Centre has made great progress in inclusive design. It began with funding to work with business and commerce to show the business benefits of including as many people as possible in the design. The design team continue to break new ground keeping users at the centre of the process. Their resources are good for working out how to include everyone.

The picture shows left to right: Joy Goodman-Deane, Sam Waller, Mike Bradley, Ian Hosking, and John Clarkson.

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