Accessibility 101: The Basics of Inclusive Design

The first place I read that was in Kat Holmes’s book “Mismatch: How inclusion shapes design.” What I learned from Kat and the WHO’s definition of disability helped to expand my understanding and perspective that “Disability = mismatched human interactions.” When I took a step back, I understood that depending on the context and my environment, I experience disability throughout the day, for example, when I’m driving, I need to keep my hands on the wheel and my eyes on the road, so responding to text messages or trying to pull up music to listen to is dangerous, which is why thanks to inclusive design, I can use voice recognition technology to dictate text messages or pull up a song I want to listen to.