[community] Differentiating Accessibility, Universal Design and Inclusive Design

Ather Shabbar ather.shabbar at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 00:33:52 UTC 2016


I agree with Monique. The framing of inclusive design should be broader and
include systemic barriers such as cultural practices, mindsets and implicit
bias. After all the strongest barriers faced by people with disabilities,
as well as communities, organizations are attitudinal.

Ather

On Oct 25, 2016, at 7:16 PM, Monique Desnoyers <2551109 at student.ocadu.ca>
wrote:

Think it's critical that inclusive design reflects the social/cultural
dimension as it often seems like the discussion is primarily framed by
disabilities.

What about "informed" instead of "systematic" approach - systematic seems
rigid and possibly authoritarian whereas informed suggests an outward
inclusive approach.

Monique Desnoyers

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Treviranus, Jutta
Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 4:11 PM
To: Inclusive Design Community
Subject: [community] Differentiating Accessibility, Universal Design and
Inclusive Design

I’m part of a number of UN Committees and was requested to both define
inclusive design and differentiate inclusive design from accessibility and
Universal Design.

I would love to get your thoughts and suggestions as this will go into some
fairly far-reaching documents.

Here is my proposed wording for the differentiation (not the definition):

Accessibility is an intended outcome for persons that experience
disabilities.

Universal design, as it is currently articulated, is a set of universal
quality criteria for a design.

Inclusive design focuses on a) achieving an integrated personal fit for the
full range of human diversity, b) the process of design and who
participates in the design decisions, and c) the indirect impact of the
design or the design in its larger context.

Inclusive design is more than an outcome or a set of design criteria. It is
a systemic approach that guards against the risk that persons will be
excluded by the outcome, the set of criteria, the design process, or the
indirect impact of a design. As such Inclusive Design encompasses both
accessibility and Universal Design.



Thoughts?

Jutta



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