Diversity and Inclusion

Over time, we have gathered loads of information related to diversity and inclusion. Below are lists of sources on the various topics. All topics contribute to creating inclusive services. Anyway, if you don’t find what you are looking for, we are here to help, just ask.

Diversity
and Inclusion

Over time, we have gathered loads of information related to diversity and inclusion. Below are lists of sources on the various topics. All topics contribute to creating inclusive services. Anyway, if you don’t find what you are looking for, we are here to help, just ask.

Diversity in images

The photos on your website, flyers or other communication materials tell a lot about your organisation.  Are you welcome for independent single women? How many different shades have the skins of the people on your sources? Examples matter! Are we missing an important one? Tell us!

  • Pexels, brilliant starting point for inclusive pictures.
  • CreateHerStock, photographs of woman.
  • Genderphotos.vice.com, gender spectrum collection, colourful pictures. And do read the general conditions they contain useful and practical tips.
  • Eye for Ebony, here you find pictures of African-Americans, you can buy a bundle trough  creativemarket.com.
  • TONL, loads of splendid pictures of daily situations. You have to pay for individual use of them but they are worth it.
  • Rawpixel, many possibilities to search on size and type of the image. 

Normal is diverse

Jenefer Hom shares the process of AirBNB to come to inclusive images. Including clear examples. Highly recommended.

Convincing your organisation

You are probably referring to the brilliant Microsoft toolkit, follow people on twitter and trying hard to advocate for diversity within your organisation. Here are some articles of support for you.

  • The unseen benefits of accessibility, clear examples of positive affects of accessibility for all people…
  • 5 Website Accessibility Tips: Avoid Lawsuits, Improve SEO, Traffic, Customers, and Mobile Experience. Nice to the point video. Made by Unsightly Opinions. The multitalented Tamara created a whole bunch of videos in which she invites people to her life. 
  • 5 Reasons Why Web Accessibility Should be a top priority for your agency. Very efficient blogpost, including numbers from 2021, and, yes, also a good start for non-agencies
  • Talking about competitive advantage? Here is overview on how big e-commerce sites are performing on accessibility. 

Cognitive bias of designers

Being aware of your bias is already a big step. But eliminating bias is virtually impossible. Here are a few tools to help deal with bias:

Inclusive personas

There is so much to say about the use of personas but please take a look at these… the way of living is taken as the starting point. Very clean overview but still containing rich insights. Even a connection with WCAG is made. Check them out: the personas  of Mark Boys-Smith and Alicia Crowther. 

Testing, testing

Credits

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Pexels: Mentatdgt

UXinsight unfold 11 nov

We used a miro-board for the workshop. Feel free to check it out.

It contains:

  • Feeling excluded/included
  • Revised Wheel of diversity
  • Process for recruiting diverse respondents.

If you are interested in this workshop, we are happy to give the workshop for  your organisation.