Accessibility               Digital by Default                       We                     are not                an afte...
Some of the companies we have challenge around       digital access issues with success
Some of our current work                           www.a11yldn.org.uk/
What does a Doctor Who fan (who’s visually impaired) and       Doctor Who Experience have in common?
Website | mobile app |widget | API   www.gogenie.org
3.9m disabled adults              Compared with  3.91 MILLION                                  = 34% of ALL               ...
UK Statistics: Disability the reality            UK (2008)        £269.9 BnDisabled market (2008)             £80 Bn      ...
UK Statistics: Disability the reality                       [2008 figures]       UK Population                            ...
Add                                     to your online videos! 70% of over 70s &     1 : 6 of the UK                    1 ...
OxiS Internet Survey 2011http://microsites.oii.ox.ac.uk/oxis/
OxiS Internet Survey 2011http://microsites.oii.ox.ac.uk/oxis/
Web developers assume people know how to change their browser settings                                              The A ...
no accessibility                           options for visually                            impaired people                ...
if you hover on an                            image, link or tab                            function is should            ...
You can’t get          Train your frontline                                                     Make Broadband a  everyone...
Disability meets DigitalAlison Smithalison@peskypeople.co.ukwww.peskypeople.co.uk@peskypeoplewww.facebook.com/peskypeople0...
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Accessibility digital by default presentation for digital futures 2012

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What does digital default mean in terms of digital access for disabled and deaf people? Only 41% are online. This presentation highlights many of the issues and offers some solutions.

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Accessibility digital by default presentation for digital futures 2012

  1. 1. Accessibility Digital by Default We are not an afterthought Alison SmithPresented at Disability meets DigitalDigital Futures 2012 Alison SmithTheatre Severn Shrewsbury alison@peskypeople.co.uk10 September 2012 www.peskypeople.co.uk
  2. 2. Some of the companies we have challenge around digital access issues with success
  3. 3. Some of our current work www.a11yldn.org.uk/
  4. 4. What does a Doctor Who fan (who’s visually impaired) and Doctor Who Experience have in common?
  5. 5. Website | mobile app |widget | API www.gogenie.org
  6. 6. 3.9m disabled adults Compared with 3.91 MILLION = 34% of ALL 1 : 10 people have disabled adults non-disabled peopleNEVER used the [10%] who have internet 1 : 3 people have never used the[up to June 2012] never used the internet internet Digital by Default The 3.9m representsDisabled people are 38% of adults 65 yrs less than 50% of the3 times more likely + have never used 7.28m adults who to NEVER use the the internet. have never used the internet than non- That’s 2.12m people internet disabled people 2:5Sources: Arbitrary Constant: http://bit.ly/TlFSXg @rich_watts | Office for NationalStatistics Internet Access Quarterly Update, 2012 Q2: http://bit.ly/PKXJBC
  7. 7. UK Statistics: Disability the reality UK (2008) £269.9 BnDisabled market (2008) £80 Bn No of Disabled people by age Older people (2008) £97 Bn (2008) Older people (2010) £100 Bn+ 0 75 150 225 300 Consumer spend (£billion) Source: Office for Disability Issues - 2012 Legacy for Disabled People: Inclusinve and Accessible Business http:// 77,000 7,000,000 5,000,000 bit.ly/UGDKaN Under 16 16-60 Over 60
  8. 8. UK Statistics: Disability the reality [2008 figures] UK Population Disabled = 10.6 m [1:5] 17% 50.8 m Non disabled 83%• 6 million carers = 10% of population• By 2033 23% of the population will be aged 65 +• 5% of the population will be 85 years and older by 2033• 1/4 of business lost due to inaccesible websites or servicesSource: Office for Disability Issues -2012 Legacy for Disabled People: Inclusinve and Accessible Businesshttp://bit.ly/UGDKaN
  9. 9. Add to your online videos! 70% of over 70s & 1 : 6 of the UK 1 : 10 UK adults40s of over 50% have population have mild tinnitussome form of hearing loss 45,000 deaf children 800,000 experience severely / temporary hearingprofoundly deaf loss 356,000 2m have hearing 1% havecombined visual & aids only 1.4m use servere tinitushearing impairment them regularlydon’t forget audio description | alternative text transcripts
  10. 10. OxiS Internet Survey 2011http://microsites.oii.ox.ac.uk/oxis/
  11. 11. OxiS Internet Survey 2011http://microsites.oii.ox.ac.uk/oxis/
  12. 12. Web developers assume people know how to change their browser settings The A A A button only increases the text size up a degree. Some need it larger than 18 point. Not all visually impaired people use screenreaders. So if you increase the screen size it results in this unreadable mess...
  13. 13. no accessibility options for visually impaired people yellow text on black / white text on blackyou should be ableto increase thescreen size to this ...all boxes inproportion nooverlaps
  14. 14. if you hover on an image, link or tab function is should have an alt tag description.the alt tag shouldread: a redbackground, astethoscope with the anyone using awire in the shape of screenreader willa heart, a green know that theapple sits to the right image contains a web link.
  15. 15. You can’t get Train your frontline Make Broadband a everyone online staff including utility for social offer printed developing social housing tenants.materials & face to media surgeries for Offer wifi in face contact and staff and community/council other means. communities. Let locations. Help them led. make it affordable.Open your Data: Be innovative &Don’t be precious let Digital by default take risks it’s worthpeople develop it.solutions solutions Offer computers and Build access into your Make use of free portable devices in design brief + PAY opensource tools & schools, on loan in disabled people for work collaboratively libraries, info points, their expertise & user to find solutions sports centers. testing - challenge Accessible equip is developers to get it also a must. right.
  16. 16. Disability meets DigitalAlison Smithalison@peskypeople.co.ukwww.peskypeople.co.uk@peskypeoplewww.facebook.com/peskypeople07794405686 www.gogenie.org @go_genie www.facebook.com/gogenieorg

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