Design for Social Accessibility Cards

Method Overview

A card deck designed for teams of design practitioners to mediate useful interactions between themselves and disabled people, while enabling designers to center their design work around disabled people’s perspectives.

Example of a Design for Social Accessibility card available as a PDF.

Getting Started

Materials:  DSA methods card deck

Participants: Team

Steps: (from the Design for Social Accessibility Method Cards in Use academic paper):

  1. Start with “getting to know you” cards in the deck to introduce a workshop or group discussion. 
  2. Read aloud cards to ask useful questions that will help lead people through their ideas and pain points. 
  3. Use other cards in the deck to prompt contexts from real-life scenarios to initiate conversations.

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