This document is a place to find and contribute inclusive design resources you have come across. If you found something interesting, the chances are that someone else will find it interesting too! Why not share it?
The intention of this page is to begin exploring how we gather, compile, and share inclusive design resources in our daily contexts. This will help us discover new and better ways of accomplishing these tasks.
Aside: This document was originally titled: "Community Meeting Notes (Jan 24, 2018) - Pooling and Sharing Inclusive Design Resources"
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- Try to use this page on a daily basis
- Register for an account to begin contributing resources
- Reflect on how you used this resource (either as a contributor or a consumer)
- What did you like?
- What did you find frustrating?
- What features do you wish for? What can make this better?
- Spend some time to help organize the contents of this page.
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Your feedback will help us discover new ways of sharing and contributing inclusive design knowledge.
- Handling inquiries seeking "situated" information (relevant to context)
- Starting simple - gathering stuff onto a wiki page. Our own resources and from partners.
- What questions do our communities have?
- What kind of resources do we have or recommend?
- How do we encourage the use of this knowledge resource? (i.e. formality and process)
- Inclusive Design, Co-Design, and Co-Creation Resources
- Inclusive Design Guidelines - Research
- What do we know already and how did we describe them for previous audiences?
- "a wonderful collaborative mess of stuff"
- Maybe turn this into a gist so that people can comment and edit?
- Coordinate with OCAD librarians who publish our scholarly work
- Shared links and articles via IRC chats
- Share recorded community meetings via YouTube (and caption first)
- Summaries of books that we find useful
- Cherry pick from this stockpile and pull it into another organization for other projects (someone in the project can do the annotation and curation)
- What things do you draw from this pool for?
- Links and descriptions or keywords to be able to find it later
- What sort of workflow each person has to use this for?
- What project it was for, if it was our own, where we sourced it from if it wasn't ours, tagging/metadata to describe resources in general in order to retrieve them
- if it applies to specific sectors (which would require specific resources)
- Make an open Zotero group for anyone to join (https://www.zotero.org/groups/2086760/inclusive_design?)
- Zotero, are.na, or Mendeley
- Use it day-to-day, reflect on how to use it, how often to use it
- a general approach to organizing resources:
- three separate, but related concerns:
- archiving of IDRC research artefacts, which we will work with the OCAD library to help with
Racial bias test from Harvard:
Where to start -- making an accessible website:
List of resources for Edify (OER and EMS context)
Learning simulations and interactive content (Learning content)
CMHR Inclusive Accessibility Guide - design of inclusive spaces for exhibits and galleries
Bodies in Translation Toolkit
stuff to add content for
Inclusive Volunteering Guide and tip Sheets (english and french on volunteer.ca)
Outside-In workshops & feature topics (housed on http://outsidein.tigweb.org/)
SNOW resources (and possibly workshops–these have a fee)
Our Doors Are Open Guide for Accessible Congregation (will be available soon in English and French on https://opendoors.idrc.ocadu.ca/)
Headings Map Firefox plugin
HTML Validation (Nu HTML Checker) + WCAG only parsing bookmark (WCAG 2.0 parsing error bookmarklet)
Colour contrast evaluators (TPG Contrast Analyser)
Zoom Text Chrome extension and Zoom Page Firefox Add-On.
Accessibility evaluators (AChecker, WebAIM WAVE, FAE)
Firebug plugin for Firefox
Developer Toolbar plugin for Firefox
WAVE Toolbar extension for Chrome
Screen reader (e.g. NVDA, JAWS, for Windows;
VoiceOver for Mac OS, iOS)
Automating Accessibility Testing:
aXE, Pa11y and AATT are examples of automated testing libraries that can be integrated with a continuous integration test suite.
- Note that aXe is now built into FireFox's developer tools
Browser automation using tools like Selenium or PhantomJS can also support automating some aspects of accessibility testing.
Examining the Accessibility API:
Inspector (Windows) and Accessibility Inspector
(OS X) are system tools for graphically examining
the Accessibility API; the Firefox DOM Inspector
is also useful for this.
Accerciser for Linux.
Communities of Practice
Web Accessibility Initiative, WebAIM and the web-a11y Slack group are open groups for discussing web accessibility topics.
#a11yTO Meetup Group
Meetings and Conferences
Some Useful Articles and Essays and Books
”Writing CSS With Accessibility In Mind” by Manuel Matuzovic
“Making An Inclusive and Accessible Website” (IDRC resource)
“Accessibility APIs: A Key To Web Accessibility” by Léonie Watson & Chaals McCathie Nevile
Todd Rose The End of Average
Donella Meadows Thinking in Systems
The Youth Effect - Organizing inclusively with young people
Nothing About Us Without Us - James I. Charlton
The Spirit Level - Kate Pickett and Richard G. Wilkinson
A Web for Everyone - Sarah Horton & Whitney Quesenbery
Becoming Human - Jean Vanier
Real World of Technology, Ursula Franklin
Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Representations for Inclusive Design, Clayton Lewis
Inclusive Design Guides
Content Authoring and Publishing
Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion
Examples of Inclusive Design
The Electronic Curbcut – Centre for an Accessible Society http://www.accessiblesociety.org/topics/technology/eleccurbcut.htm
Ontario ODS' Method Cards - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ku5kt35fyl7a2fe/AABWuybfmn7gHu_WwAvc7G2va?dl=0
UK Government Digital Service - https://gds.blog.gov.uk/about/
18F Method Cards - https://methods.18f.gov
Anxiety Meter - https://research.hollandbloorview.ca/Assets/Research/Documents/Research%20Centres%20and%20Labs/Autism%20Research%20Centre/anxiety-meter-fact-sheet.pdf
Videos + Audio
IDRC-relevant Videos – collected videos of IDRC and Jutta
Introduction video to UIO on YouTube
Jutta's CBC Interview on Spark – AIs Problem with Disability and Diversity
Michael Graves on design and accessibility:
https://newsroom.uber.com/canada/ocad/ – IDRC and Uber