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Colour perceptions vary across cultures

Anyone interested in optimal colours for web and phone might be interested in a project that came out of a colour matching game app. The game is based on colour perception. Feedback data showed designers how people perceive colour. With the help of academics they began to analyse the data in meaningful ways. Preliminary analysis indicates there is a variation …

What's disability got to do with climate change?

Climate change is affecting everyone, but when a catastrophic event occurs some people are more at risk than others. Evacuation, temporary shelter, and access to specialist assistance pose specific problems for older people, children and people with disability. So the UN is calling on governments to listen to those who are most affected by natural disasters. Some countries and regions …

Graphic Design Everyone Can Enjoy

An excellent resource from Ontario, Canada on accessible graphic design. It's everything you wanted to know but didn't know how to ask. Graphic design covers creative design, visual communications, applied design and technology sectors. So the guide covers typography, digital media, web accessibility, Office documents, accessible PDFs, print design, environmental graphic design, colour selection and more. It's written for an …

Advances in Design for Inclusion

A new book covers several topics in design: universal design; design for all; digital inclusion; universal usability; and accessibility of technologies regardless of users’ age, financial situation, education, geographic location, culture and language. It especially focuses on accessibility for people with auditory, cognitive, neurological, and visual impairments, ageing populations, and mobility for those with special physical needs. The title of …

Smart devices but confused users

Systems and devices expect people to adapt to them - to work out how to use them and to use them successfully. But it should be the other way round. This is the point Edward Steinfeld discusses in The Conversation article. Whether it's phones, smart watches, car technology and hearing aids, they all have options that aren't always easy to …

Tourism for All Manual

Accessible Tourism for All: An Opportunity Within our Reach gives an overview of the corresponding Manual on Accessible Tourism for All. There are five separate modules. Module 1 gives a definition and context for accessible tourism. Module 5 provides principles, tools and good practice examples. The other three modules were not found in a search of the UN World Tourism …

Home Builder Goes for Silver

A home builder in Queensland, is building Livable Housing Silver level homes and he wants everyone else to follow his lead. He has persuaded Townsville City Council and industry stakeholders to come together to make this possible. In a 9 minute video (below) various people explain the importance of Silver level to them. The best parts of the video are …
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