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Supporting Awareness of Visual Impairments and Accessibility Reflections through Video Demos and Design Cards

Reyes-Cruz, Gisela; Fischer, Joel; Reeves, Stuart


Gisela Reyes-Cruz

Professor of Human-Computer Interaction


Disabled people's experiences and knowledge are oftentimes not central in design processes. Further, the burden of outreach and sensitising others to these experiences and knowledge is frequently not recognised. This paper offers a workshop approach for including disabled people in the early stages of design and supporting accessibility awareness among non-disabled design practitioners. Our approach and associated tools - designed to help support this deeper participatory work - bring together users, researchers and design specialists with different visual abilities (blind, partially sighted and sighted). We describe how these groups were engaged with video demos and reflective design cards for prompting conversations about technology, accessibility, and visual impairments (VI). Eight online workshops were conducted with 17 participants (2-3 participants per session) and found varied types of interactions between them. Overall, the approach and tools enabled participants to learn about, share, and reflect on how technologies are used by visually impaired people (VIP).

Conference Name Nordic Human-Computer Interaction Conference (NordiCHI ’22)
Conference Location Aarhus, Denmark
Start Date Oct 8, 2022
End Date Oct 12, 2022
Acceptance Date Jul 4, 2022
Online Publication Date Oct 8, 2022
Publication Date Oct 8, 2022
Deposit Date Nov 16, 2022
Publicly Available Date Dec 5, 2022
Publisher ACM
Pages 1-15
Book Title Proceedings of the 12th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (NordiCHI’22)
ISBN 9781450396998
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