Web Development: Joining Accessibility and User Experience for Accessible UX

Digital accessibility efforts are typically reactive—responding to an accessibility complaint, auditing a resource for compliance with technical standards, performing accessibility tests as part of quality assurance, accommodating people who encounter accessibility issues. These after-the-fact efforts typically result in a compromised experience for people with disabilities. To change this paradigm, we must move accessibility forward, from technical compliance to quality user experience. 

User experience is concerned with people. Accessibility is concerned with people who have disabilities. Joining the two into accessible UX establishes digital inclusion as a core value, with shared responsibility for accessibility as a requirement. In this session we will present principles and guidelines for accessible UX to guide accessibility activities for the many roles that have a hand in providing digital resources.

Joining Accessibility and User Experience for Accessible UX

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Kelly Weeks
July 28, 2019