Inclusive New Media Design

including people with intellectual disabilities in the WWW

Aims of INMD

The aims of Inclusive New Media Design are:

  • To examine ways in which socially inclusive new media might be designed for disabled communities, particularly intellectually disabled communities
  • To contribute towards the social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in the WWW.

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The objectives are:

  • To explore the place of web accessibility guidelines within the practices of new media designers and within creative design processes
  • To explore the factors which affect the take up of accessibility guidelines and the accessibility ethos (for example, clients‚Äô priorities and interests)
  • To examine the effectiveness of guidelines as a way of achieving accessible web design
  • To examine the effectiveness of approaches other than guidelines as a way of achieving accessible web design (for example, the inclusion of intellectually disabled users in the design process, or demonstrations of exemplary accessible web design)
  • To disseminate findings amongst relevant academics, new media designers and developers and key international bodies such as W3C.

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