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Inclusive design tools  download this page as PDF

The following tools can help to put inclusive design into practice. A video showing some of these in action is available on the About us section of the Designing with people website.

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Cambridge simulation gloves

Gloves that simulate dexterity impairment, helping to develop an understanding of how dexterity loss affects product use.

Cambridge simulation glasses

Glasses that simulate vision impairment to help develop an understanding of the impacts of vision loss on product use.

Inclusive design training workshops

Workshops that show how to turn inclusive design into commercial success.

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The "Inclusive design tools" section was authored by Ian Hosking and Sam Waller

Free resources:

Impairment simulator software

Experience the effects of vision and hearing impairments on image and sound files.



Assess the visual clarity of text or graphics that are handheld.

Design process checklist

Download an Excel spreadsheet to review an existing design process.


Exclusion calculator

Estimate the proportion of the UK population who would be unable to achieve something.

Example set of personas

View an example set of personas.


Business case materials

Download an Excel spreadsheet to build a business case.

Integrated design log

Download an Excel spreadsheet to support all of the activities within the How to design inclusively section.



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