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Tom and Ryan looked at lists related to accessibility or whatever you call it and thinking about related things we could do in the Omni.
Here are lists:
- Principles of Universal Design
Principles of Universal Design
Principle 1: Equitable Use
- Main door should be wide and otherwise accessible.
- This is usually the front door.
- If the side ballroom doors are used for ballroom-only events, this is the side ballroom door.
- It's good that the lift to the ballroom is in the main entrance.
- Stairs could be switched for ramps.
- Main bathroom should be the accessible bathroom, rather than another bathroom.
- Signage, especially front door signage should be legible for everyone
- Bad vision
- Social norms for caregivers
- Don't expect them to donate to events.
- They're not the people to talk to.
Principle 2: Flexibility in Use
- Extendy grabber things for shelves
Principle 3: Simple and Intuitive Use
- Doorbell should make sense.
- Signs in more than English. Look at literature on signs from Tom's ergonomics textbooks or something.
- It should be obvious that bathrooms are bathrooms.
Principle 4: Perceptible Information
- Contrast between signs and everything else
- Signs should work for people who can't see. Like bumpy signs.
- Signs or something should indicate that accessible entrances exist.
- Color blindness, one for each color
- Color oracle color blindness simulator
- Floor textures and colors for paths
- Distinguish between spaces or be clear about trans
- Don't kill blind people.
- Maybe start with everywhere except the hackerspace
- What if you can't spell?
- Knowing that food exists.
- Ryan is glad that we don't rely on an intercom.
- Fire system should do more than sound.
Principle 5: Tolerance for Error
Principle 6: Low Physical Effort
Principle 7: Size and Space for Approach and Use
- Handles instead of knobs
- Doors should be light or at least well-lubricated
- Door button with hand and FOOT buttons