Designing inclusive experiences by breaking down digital barriers

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Assistive technology
Design for autonomy
Voice assistants
Unione ciechi presentation in Tangible

“Diversity leads to better design” — Mike Monteiro

In the era of multichannel and seamless experiences, accessibility is one of the top requirements in the design of a product or a service. As designers, we are accountable for the impact of our work and we need to make sure that what we contribute to deliver is available to all, barrier-free and non-discriminatory. To do that, we made headway by gaining knowledge of visual impairments and existing tech aids.

We talked about that on November 22nd 2018, on our first Tangible Morning, an open-meeting where we hosted the Unione Italiana Ciechi (Italian Blind Association) from Ancona) and Universal Access. Together, we explored visual disabilities, assistive technologies and how to design accessible desktop and mobile (iOS and Android) apps.

Schedule and slides


    Sauro Cesaretti

    Sauro is IT consultant for I.R.I.F.O.R. and President of Unione Italiana Ciechi - Ancona section, for which - among many other things - he organises the incredible Dinners in the Dark. He is member of the board of the organisers of the Accessibility Days.

    Michele Landolfo

    Michele is an accessibility expert at INVAT (the National Institute for the Technologies and Aids Evaluation). He is also co-admin, web developer, SEO and blogger for Universal Access, for which he manages and coordinates all the activities of the website and the social channels.

    Rossy Koumanova

    Together with a group of friends, Rossy is co-founder of Universal Access. For over 10 years, she’s been a public speaker and a podcast and video producer about everything Apple. She is member of the board of the organisers of the Accessibility Days.

    Mattia Ducci

    iOS and Android mobile dev, he is a tireless explorer and developer of accessible and barrier-free code. He is an expert at transcripting texts in accessible format.

    Photo of the team sketching on some sheets

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