[community] Differentiating Accessibility, Universal Design and Inclusive Design

Monique Desnoyers 2551109 at student.ocadu.ca
Wed Oct 26 01:04:25 UTC 2016


Hmm something like c) or d) addressing the intersection of human bias in the design process ...

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From: Treviranus, Jutta [mailto:jtreviranus at ocadu.ca] 
Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 8:51 PM
To: Ather Shabbar
Cc: Treviranus, Jutta; Desnoyers, Monique; Treviranus, Jutta; Inclusive Design Community
Subject: Re: [community] Differentiating Accessibility, Universal Design and Inclusive Design

Agreed. Again this is not the framing or definition of inclusive design. It is the statement regarding how it differs from accessibility and Universal Design. Do you think this aspect of inclusive design should be more explicitly included in the statement of difference?

thanks
Jutta

On Oct 25, 2016, at 8:33 PM, Ather Shabbar <ather.shabbar at gmail.com<mailto:ather.shabbar at gmail.com>> wrote:

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<mailto: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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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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