Frederik Van Geloven
Fred believes great — and inclusive — design is a practice, not an end goal.
Fred specializes in accessible, user-friendly, and inclusive design. As part of the team at CommunicateHealth, he develops plain language, consumer-oriented health content and digital products. Fred takes pride in crafting innovative solutions to user experience design challenges that spark delight and always put the user’s needs first.
Fred is a team player who believes his work is only as strong as the team that surrounds him. Together with his team, he designs creative solutions that make health information engaging and accessible. Fred has designed award-winning health communication campaigns, websites, and interactive products on behalf of federal, state, and private clients. When he’s not busy making digital products better, he enjoys spending time with his family or riding his motorcycle.
Inclusive Design in a Digital World
Presented by: Rebecca Wright, Senior Content Strategist, CommunicateHealth and Fredrick van Geloven, Designer, CommunicateHealth
As websites and other digital products become increasingly ubiquitous, it’s vital for plain language communicators to understand how design and web development considerations impact who can access our content — and who’s getting left out.
Inclusive design is an approach that starts with acknowledging and working within users’ limitations, including physical disabilities, cognitive needs, available technology, and other barriers to access. It’s not about accommodating people with disabilities — it’s about designing products from the ground up so that they work better for everyone.
Join this presentation to:
Learn about different types of barriers to accessing information, including physical and cognitive disabilities, technical limitations, and situational barriers
See examples of digital products created using an inclusive design approach
Leave with specific design strategies you can use to go beyond plain language and make your content truly accessible to all
See evidence-based best practices for creating inclusive, easy-to-use websites and other digital products: https://health.gov/healthliteracyonline/