Let’s get past the idea that checklists and compliance all there is to accessibility. The results are predictable: technical compliance instead of delightful experiences. Even worse, barriers to accessibility are often baked into the design and difficult to fix at the end of a project.
Designing for accessibility is UX design that works for everyone. It’s like responsive design for a diversity of people, instead of different devices. In this workshop you will learn how to use all of your UX superpowers in research and design to make products and services that work for all the ways that people with disabilities use the web.
The workshop uses examples and includes exercises and time for questions throughout the sessions.
The three sessions will take you from accessibility basics to a deeper dive into designing accessible navigation and content, ending with a look at how to incorporate “accessibility thinking” into your current UX process.
It’s not as hard as you might think.
What you will learn
How to build accessibility into your UX work from the beginning:
- What we mean by accessibility
- How people use assistive technology and adapt the presentation format for an accessible experience
- Strategies to include people with disabilities in your design research
The 9 principles of accessible UX and how to apply them to:
- Page structure and responsive design
- Navigation and wayfinding
- Content (text, tables, images, and media)
- Forms and other interactions
Who should attend
This course is for anyone doing design. research, or usability testing of digital products and services.