A few years ago Vasilis was trying to become a better inclusive designer. During his research he realised that he knew quite a lot about the guidelines and the theory behind technical accessibility, but he didn’t know that much about the people who actually need these guidelines. So, he started to invite real people with disabilities over to their university. In a few different courses his students design and create tailor made products exclusively for and with these people. The idea is, that by closely observing how real people use their computers, they will better understand people and become better designers.
Some of the things Vasilis is going to show in this presentation: a tool that makes it harder to type for someone who has difficulty typing, a website without any semantics for someone who is blind, and some funny, yet invisible animations he created for a blind artist.