Thing 6

Accessibility

Accessibility refers to how easy or applicable it is for everyone to access or use a resource/tool. When I was reading the articles, one concept on accessibility, I never really would have categorized here previous. That was the idea of gendered language or terms, and encouraging inclusivity.

Apparently, the most common example of this occurrence is through online forms and technologies, like forms that request your gender identification.

Something I found surprising was when the proctor asked “So what might they think when they see that super simple gender male/female question?”, the response was that it could serve as a “hurtful reminder” of their exclusion in the world.

Thing 5 and 6 really reflects the responsibility users and creators have to send the right messages to anyone who can access their online content … so pretty much everyone.

“The principles of good human-to-computer interface design are simplicity, support, clarity, encouragement, satisfaction, accessibility, versatility, and personalization. While it’s essential to heed these, it’s also important to empathize with and inspire your audience so they feel you’re treating them less like a faceless user and more like a human being.” ~ Sharon Lee

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