Exploring Accessibility is the capstone project of Hannah Phillips. She uses poster design and video editing to explain what accessibility is and open up a conversation on its presence in public spaces.
Welcome to Hannah Phillips’ Capstone Project Page.
This Project explains what accessibility means and explores the presence of accessibility in public spaces to show that the world has a long way to go until every space is inclusive and accessible. Over one billion people worldwide live with some sort of disability, and the presence of accessibility helps make everyday tasks easier, even for people outside of the disabled community. Since accessibility can simplify navigation and interaction in public spaces for the whole community, everyone should make it their priority to consider accessibility and help enforce ADA restrictions that keep business owners and government officials accountable. If only a small percentage of communities care about the presence of accessibility, then the world will continue to not be fully accessible. Accessibility allows people to be included in society, so scroll through this page to learn more about what it is and find out what you can do to start your journey in considering accessibility.
Explore Disability Statistics
Below is an infographic that displays important disability statistics that highlight why accessibility is necessary in all public spaces. In the United States of America, twenty-five percent of adults overall and forty percent of adults over the of 65 years or older have a disability. That means one forth of our country is impacted by the presence of accessibility. So if public spaces include accessible tools, then people apart of these communities would begin to feel more included and accepted in society.
Explore Ways You Can Help Enforce ADA Restrictions
Accessibility impacts everyone’s lives which is why I created lists to help guide people on ways they help enforce the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), to help our society progress to a more accessible future. The more people who care about this act and consider it in their daily lives, the less the disabled community will have to focus their energy on ensuring their needs are being met, and instead cna begin to do what they want without a lack of accessibility getting in the way. The government will continue to meet their needs, if more people in communities show that the disabled community are not the only people who require accessibility to be present in public spaces.
Take the time to go through these posters that display what people in each societal role can do to help consider accessibility and enforce the ADA. To create a more accessible world, it takes effort from everyone, including you, so explore the posters below to begin your journey in advocating for an accessible world.
Explore Accessibility Tools For Designers
Below is a tool to help fellow designers create more designs that meet ADA standards, and provides easy navigation and readability for all users. The card uses a basic color palette and cross compares it with three different types of color-blindness, to show to designers what colors look like from somebody who is colorblind, so that they can ensure their color palettes have contrast and promote visual accessibility for all users.