Software testing executed by blind users in prototypes built by Developers with learning disabilities
Have you ever considered the skillset that Developers with learning disabilities have? Would you think that Developers with learning disabilities could build prototypes for blind people? They have and we tested them!
The prototypes were tested on two levels:
- Paper prototype
- Software prototypes with sensors / arduino
In this talk, Virgínia Chalegre will explain the maker innovation for people with visual impairment and how her company was responsible for giving training based on; the maker movement; entrepreneurship; software development and software testing concepts and practices.
Virgínia will tell you about how she used design thinking as a model and how each member from her team chose a real-life problem from the areas of education, mobility and health, to solve. She’ll describe how students who underwent went the training, developed both paper and arduino prototypes, planned user-based testing and led blind users (classmates) to carryout tests.
Virginia’s overall goal, and of this project, was to get people with disabilities into the market as employees, taking on roles such as designers, testers, developers and even as entrepreneurs.
After having attended this talk, you will learn about different possibilities of inclusion and how blind people tested prototypes.