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September 26, 2022 22 mins

We can read about disabilities, and study inclusive design as much as we like. But that’s all just theory. One way to internalise and empathise how people with disabilities use technology, is by trying to use the assistive tech ourselves. 

In this episode, I’m going to share my experience playing around with assistive technologies; from using only a keyboard to navigate, to colour filters, to screen readers.

Timestamps:

  • 00:00 - Intro
  • 02:44 - Keyboard
  • 05:50 - Different visual support
  • 11:07 - Screen reader
  • 18:29 - Assistive tech I’ve yet to try
  • 19:56 - Reflections
  • 21:46 - Outro

  • Videos of how to use Mac's built in assistive tech mentioned

  • Navigating Chrome on Windows by kayboard: Browsing and Help
  • Color filters on the MacBook
  • How to invert colors on Mac
  • Screen reader basics: VoiceOver A11ycasts

  • Links to resources mentioned in the episode:

  • Digital Accessibility Foundations by W3C

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