Original Presentation Date: July 2, 2019
To ensure accessibility as an outcome, organizations must make sure that accessibility and inclusion embedded in their mindset, processes, and tools they’re already using, rather than in the head of a single accessibility expert. But how do you make that happen? In this engaging webinar, Chief Experience Officer Derek Featherstone covered real-world examples of how to make accessibility live in your automation tools, style guides, pattern libraries, and design systems, ready to create a more accessible and inclusive web. In this webinar, you will learn:
- How to examine your own process to look for opportunities to consciously include, rather than unconsciously exclude
- Common mistakes organizations make when they misinterpret accessibility advice or misunderstand their users’ accessibility needs
- How incorporating people with disabilities into your processes leads to a more accessible product for everyone
- One possible journey that your organization can take to achieve accessibility as an outcome
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Derek Featherstone- Chief Experience Officer, Level Access
Derek is an internationally known speaker, practitioner and authority on accessibility and inclusive design. He has been working on the web since 1999, when he left his career as a high school teacher to start his own web design company. Derek is now the Chief Experience Officer at Level Access — focused on ensuring that accessibility and inclusion are an integral part of creating outstanding customer experiences. He teaches teams accessibility concepts and skills, and leads hands-on workshops with teams of all sizes. Working with Derek will help you analyze and improve your process, and incorporate accessibility and inclusive design processes into your UX and service design practice and development methodologies.