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Exclusive Design Master

Last Friday I successfully presented the conclusions of the research I have been doing for that past two years. I have researched web accessibility by flipping the ability bias: instead of designing exclusively for people like myself , I have designed tailor made websites exclusively for people with disabilities.

On the one hand it was a very fun project to work on. It’s nice to come up with solutions that work. But on the other hand I was shocked by how inaccessible the web is. It’s much worse than I thought.

Which is bad for people with disabilities. But it’s good news for designers and educators: we have lots and lots of relevant work to do.

If you want to you can read the complete thesis on the web. Every chapter has its own URL. This makes linking easier for those of you who like linking. For those of you who prefer ebooks, I made an Epub version just for you.

I always want feedback. And I already received some. But I’d love to get some more. So if you have any opinions, ideas, thoughts, critiques, anything else to say about my research, please do let me know! You can let me know on Twitter, or send me an email: vasilis at