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Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses2017 ➔ Felt


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Aya Karpinska (thesis advisor)
Chris Prentice (thesis advisor)
Ayodamola Tanimowo Okunseinde (thesis advisor)
Loretta Wolozin (thesis advisor)
Angela Delise (designer)


May 3 2017


The internet has revolutionized how we conduct our lives and is fully embedded within our culture. Inaccessible web design prevents individuals from fully interacting with digital content and discriminates against those with disabilities. Screen readers are audio interfaces that convert web content into speech so users can navigate digital spaces with sound. Individuals that are blind rely on screen reader softwares to navigate the internet. The World Wide Web Consortium and Web Accessibility Initiative created guidelines for accessible designs; however, the vast majority of designers and developers are not aware of these standards. Felt is a screen reader experience for web designers and developers to truly understand the process of navigating through a web design with this assistive technology; with the intent to increase awareness, increase empathy for this audience and increase interest in accessible design.



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