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User Experience for Inclusion and Diversity

Submitted by Aroma Rodrigues (@aromarodrigues) on Tuesday, 9 October 2018

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Technical level

Beginner

Section

Crisp talk

Status

Submitted

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Abstract

This talk is for everyone, from beginners to experts in the field. In today’s world the words “diversity and inclusion” form a part and parcel of all of our conversations. Corporates use them in their policies, events highlight them, brands support them. When it comes to the tech space, we have all seen our shortcomings when a visually impaired person has to navigate our elaborate UIs and someone who’s only ever learnt sign language has to be a normal fully functional human being. This talk is about how automation solves these problems, and how with respect to UI, javascript can play an important role in the same.

Outline

->Limitations of UI ->What consists of good UX ->Specific Diversity and Inclusion problems in our codes ->Tackling one of the specific problems ->Embedding voice bots into UI for the visually impaired ->Embedding camera and OCR support in apps ->Creating UIs for critical sound based cues ->Transliterating Sign Language ->Other Scope ->Other types of discrimination we avoid by automating and minimizing human interference ->Future implementations

Requirements

None, this is just a talk.

Speaker bio

Aroma is a graduate fresh out of the National Institute of Technology, Warangal. As a techno-activist she has been a part of many projects that promote diversity and inclusion. She believes that Automation is the path to Inclusion. In 2016, a teammate of her “Shoes for the Visually Impaired” project presented it at the FOSSASIA. She reads, writes and enjoys walking to explore places. She presently works in a financial services firm and believes that solving problems that she has would solve problems for a large chunk of the world. An ML enthusiast she has about 20+ Coursera Certifications with the respective project work to support her learning in that field.

Comments

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    Zainab Bawa (@zainabbawa) Reviewer 12 days ago

    Thanks for this submission, Aroma. Have you implemented this UX? Can you share draft slides for this proposal?

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