“Accessible design is good design” – Steve Ballmer
Often with accessible design we are unsure of where to start, what needs are we designing for? How do we know what the needs are? How do we meet these needs through design?
At Action Sustainability, it is paramount that all our users and visitors needs are met. To ensure this, we asked our work experience student Joel, who is a wheelchair user, to review the accessibility of our office. We asked Joel to assess our offices regarding accessibility, including:
“Good accessible design happens when you view your design from many different perspectives or lenses” – The Art of game design
The review concluded that our office design contained many positives for accessibility:
The negatives that were captured included:
As our office is in a shared office space, we will report back Joel’s feedback to our provider The Office Group (TOG) to enable improvement of accessibility across our office and working space.