Access for Everyone: Making Technology Inclusive

Washington D.C. campuses

GA Washington D.C. (1776 8th Floor)
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington DC 20005

Access for Everyone: Making Technology Inclusive

Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. campuses

GA Washington D.C. (1776 8th Floor)
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington DC 20005

About this class

Do you make products or direct teams that do? Do you participate in a business that markets via web and/or app? Do you want to expand your audience reach? Attend this workshop to expand your impact and market share!

Explore the major types of disabilities: mobility, vision, hearing, cognition, and how that affects relationships and experiences with tech. People value features that relate to their everyday experience. Learn best practices to ensure a complete tech experience for more people, and better serve the existing market to drive sales and raise brand thoughtfulness.

Takeaways

  • Learn how to create personas with disability elements
  • Fully utilize and learn the importance of media: video, pictures, animation
  • Improve keyboard navigation and visible focus
  • Discover how color contrast and navigational cues affect tech
  • Dive into the separation of content and design
  • Learn key ways to improve discovery, links, wayfinding, headings, labels to accommodate a wider audience

Prereqs & Preparation

Suggested reading prior to class: “A Web for Everyone, Designing Accessible User Experiences” by Sarah Horton and Whitney Quesenbery Required: bring a laptop or mobile device to class

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