Z515 Spring 2015

User Personas for Design Accessibility

Reading about personas this week dredged up something I remembered seeing months ago, so I just went hunting for it again online: a list of various places to find user personas to keep in mind when designing for universal access.

Although I don’t know as much about designing for accessibility as I would like, this topic matters quite a bit to me. I grew up around a couple different state schools for the Deaf and/or Blind since my parents each taught students with different types of physical and learning disabilities. My dad also has been dealing with tremors and other effects from Parkinson’s for the last few years, so my family has begun thinking of physical accessibility in a very different way. Accessible design is all too easily overlooked, but it’s crucial to remember from both a legal and ethical standpoint.

I haven’t been able to find the original set of personas I remember from a few months ago, I believe that the discussion of disability through personas was actually the first place I heard of using personas at all. Personas certainly help me to imagine different sets of constraints and needs, so I highly encourage everyone to check out the many links here:

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This entry was written by Ryan P. Randall and published on February 16, 2015 at 7:30 am. It’s filed under Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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